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Feminism means nothing to poor Indian women: Hoshang Merchant

Jun 25, 2016

Feminism means nothing to poor Indian women: Hoshang Merchant

The inimitable poet Hoshang Merchant, spiky and at times sarcastic, talks homosexuality, feminism in India, and nationalism in times of dissent. #Feminism #Homosexuality #QandA #queer #FWeekend #Hoshang Merchant #Secret Writings of Hoshang Merchant #Arts&Culture
'Why zip it': Smriti Irani's FB salvo is a must-read for every Aunty National

Jun 16, 2016

'Why zip it': Smriti Irani's FB salvo is a must-read for every Aunty National

On Wednesday, Smriti Irani posted a long open letter signed as 'Aunty National' on her official Facebook page — she beautifully described the struggles women have to face on a daily basis and as to why she will be unapologetic about who she is and the hardwork she does #Feminism #TheySaidIt #Smriti Irani #PM Modi #National education policy #Twitter spat #Aunty National
The Stanford rape case reminds us that toxic masculinity still exists in society

Jun 09, 2016

The Stanford rape case reminds us that toxic masculinity still exists in society

We need a critical look at prejudices in us even if they might offend the sanctity of uber-liberal discourse around us. And this evaluation must occur in everyday life, not just when an incident such as the rape by Brock Turner shakes us #Feminism #InMyOpinion #Stanford University #Socialisation #Stanford Rape Case #Brock Turner #Pierre Bourdieu #Toxic masculinity
Muhammad Ali's flaws make him an even truer hero, why do we need to whitewash him?

Jun 06, 2016

Muhammad Ali's flaws make him an even truer hero, why do we need to whitewash him?

The picture that emerges of Ali is of a human being in all his complexity. Dazzlingly brilliant, supremely confident, heroic in fight for his belief and against a disease that affected his body but failed to cripple his will and yet a man who is imperfect, inflammatory and outrageous. Why should that prevent us from celebrating his life? #Feminism #Muhammad Ali #Racism #Batman trilogy #Christopher Nolan #Jews #Martin Luther King #Daniel Pearl #misogyny #Anti-Semitism #US civil rights movement #Nation of Islam #Elijah Muhammad
The Mindy Project: Kaling is the beacon of lipstick feminism

May 28, 2016

The Mindy Project: Kaling is the beacon of lipstick feminism

In the Mindy Lahiri world, it takes obvious oppression in order to realise the importance of feminism, lipstick or otherwise. #Feminism #InMyOpinion #Mindy Kaling #The Mindy project #Mindy Lahiri #Lipstick feminism #Postfeminism #Danny Castellano
You say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I say it's a myth

May 27, 2016

You say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I say it's a myth

Women in the public eye are more often scrutinised for their looks alone than men. Beauty is the vicious circle that we should strive to break. #Feminism #Chris Gayle #CriticalPoint #Aishwarya Rai #sexism #Beauty Myth #Feminists #Merin Joseph #Body image
Why are qualified women like Merin Joseph reduced to just a pretty face?

May 26, 2016

Why are qualified women like Merin Joseph reduced to just a pretty face?

Merin Joseph was the youngest IPS officer in the Kerala cadre. But according to Google, people are not interested in her policing qualities, the top queries are about her age, husband and Facebook page #Feminism #sexism #Patriarchy #sexist #Merin Joseph #Shareworthy #objectification of women #Angoorlata