Articles by The Ladies Finger
Feb 21, 2017
Malayalam actress abduction case: Why the response to the incident has been unsettlingSupport for the Malayalam actress, while reassuring, has followed a template
Feb 19, 2017
Running Shaadi: Tapsee Pannu's character runs like no one is watching (and that's a good thing)Isn’t it depressing that the only thing a female lead in most Bollywood films is guaranteed to get is the guy, and it’s not clear that she – including Nimmi (Tapsee Pannu's character in Running Shaadi) – wants him or needs him?
Feb 18, 2017
Brown Girls review: Does this web series portray its female, brown protagonists well enough?Welcome to Brown Girls, written by 27-year-old Pakistani-Kashmiri-American author and poet Fatima Asghar, and starring actors Nabila Hussain and Sonia Denis.
Feb 15, 2017
The real Mrs Jinnah: New book offers insights into the life of misunderstood, fascinating Ruttie PetitIn her compelling new book, Mr and Mrs Jinnah: The Marriage That Shook India, senior journalist Sheela Reddy sketches an illuminating portrait of Ruttie Petit, whose marriage to Muhammad Ali Jinnah shook Bombay society of the time
Feb 11, 2017
'False rape' cases: Is the feeling of being cheated something that can be explained in our laws?Last year, the Bombay High Court had faced a petition seeking guidelines to ensure that people are not booked under what has been termed as ‘false charges of rape’ after a relationship ends
Feb 11, 2017
Harassment of transgender principal Manobi Bandhopadhyay is typical of society's attitudesManobi Bandyopadhyay came into prominence after becoming the first transgender college principal in India, in 2015
Feb 08, 2017
Delhi's Asha Kiran Home: As crimes against mentally-challenged continue, policy and social intervention requiredThe gross human rights violations taking place in mental institutions across the country, mostly towards women patients, need immediate intervention both at social as well as a policy level
Feb 07, 2017
Lickster, a new app, claims to help you get your oral sex skills in order: A pity it isn't real, thenLickster — a revolutionary ‘non-existent’ app that features in a satirical video by The Kloons — takes you through the basics of oral sex via a training game that looks like a cross between Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero.
Feb 02, 2017
Women groups say no to prostitution ban: Why viewing India's sex workers as victims needs a reviewThe government and NGOs’ myopic approach to prostitution often portrays the sex worker as a victim as opposed to acknowledging sex workers’ agency and right to livelihood.
Feb 02, 2017
Union Budget 2017: With token gestures for women, it is an average budget meant for a male audienceWhen the budget came out last year, we wondered what exactly Arun Jaitley and his Finance Ministry thought they were doing.