Articles by The Ladies Finger
Mar 24, 2017
How Anaarkali of Aarah celebrates powerful women in a way Pink did notWhile Pink was a courtroom drama, Anaarkali of Aarah, filmed in Bihar, shows us how many cases of violence against women never reach the court.
Mar 23, 2017
Dhanush, Shah Rukh Khan and the curious case of our fascination with the 'lost child'The couple from Melur, Tamil Nadu who insist Dhanush is their lost son is not an isolated case. In 1996 a similar case was filed against Shah Rukh Khan.
Mar 22, 2017
Kanimozhi talks about Women’s Reservation Bill and its long-time opponent Yogi AdityanathOn Monday, the women's wing of the DMK staged a protest march in Delhi, led by MP Kanimozhi demanding the immediate passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill. And on Sunday, known opposer of the same bill, Yogi Adityanath was elected as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.
Mar 21, 2017
Catholics in India are raising an unprecedented demand: Let nuns hear women's confessionsThey were demanding that the church allow nuns to hear confessions of women and minor girls — an unexpected demand that hasn’t been put forward in India before.
Mar 19, 2017
Moral policing for political points: Fringe groups are harassing couples to enter the mainstreamThe thing is for small ‘parties’ or small politicians in big parties, there can be no easier agenda than fixing ‘immoral’ couples or policing women.
Mar 14, 2017
PG accommodation for women encourage, not discourage, sexual assault and harassmentIn her PG in Koramangala, Nikita Raj says she fought with the owner because he would latch their rooms from the outside at night.
Mar 14, 2017
TVF molestation case: Startup culture, male ego and the murky world of sexual harassment in IndiaThe TVF molestation case may be a new story that broke yesterday, but it sounds like an old one because it feels hopelessly familiar.
Mar 10, 2017
Badrinath Ki Dulhania: Alia Bhatt's Vaidehi isn't a patch on her earlier charactersIn Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Alia Bhatt isn’t given the chance to be the loud, demanding character Vaidehi is.
Mar 07, 2017
International Women's Day 2017: These gritty ladies don't take garbage anymore, it's now a fight for their rightsEach of these protests by women are for real problems, and they are problems that have been ignored. Each of these protests, with thousands of women coming together in a massive show of solidarity, is also a chance for women across class to begin to understand and join these struggles.
Mar 07, 2017
Karan Johar's comments on Kangana Ranaut are unfortunate given he's a new dadKaran Johar's recent remark on Kangana Ranaut reveals how we have great love and respect for women as mothers and goddesses, but fear and hatred for outspoken, indepedant women.