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Beyond saas-bahu sagas, how Ekta Kapoor champions intersectional feminism in her films as producer
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Beyond saas-bahu sagas, how Ekta Kapoor champions intersectional feminism in her films as producer

The perception of Ekta Kapoor as the soap-opera queen is a unidimensional thought, given the exciting envelope-pushing films she has been backing as a producer

The 'danger' of Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion's WAP: Critics are afraid of women's audacity to own their sexual satisfaction
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The 'danger' of Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion's WAP: Critics are afraid of women's audacity to own their sexual satisfaction

WAP remains an important, and in some ways familiar, discussion about the appropriate path to women’s liberation.

What critics of 'period leave' ignore: Fallout of inherently gendered world impacts every aspect of women’s lives
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What critics of 'period leave' ignore: Fallout of inherently gendered world impacts every aspect of women’s lives

Predictably, the pushback to Zomato’s seemingly progressive step typifies the usual response to any reproductive health reform with women at the centre.

With Lihaaf, a quilting project, artist Arshi Ahmadzai and her collaborators embroider a challenge to patriarchy
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With Lihaaf, a quilting project, artist Arshi Ahmadzai and her collaborators embroider a challenge to patriarchy

Artist Arshi Ahmadzai brought together women from Najibabad to work on a seven-metre scroll as part of Lihaaf, a quilting project. The women are of varying ages, of Muslim faith, and belong to the Nat community.

Period leave isn't 'radical'; it's simply making the workplace amenable to the people who work in it
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Period leave isn't 'radical'; it's simply making the workplace amenable to the people who work in it

The story of how weekends and humane working hours came to be makes for an important and inspiring comparison when talking about period leave.

The 'female' brain: why damaging myths about women and science keep coming back in new forms
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The 'female' brain: why damaging myths about women and science keep coming back in new forms

Strong evidence shows that females often outperform males in many spheres of science, disproving the myth that they lack the cognitive capacity.

#MeToo on screen: How documentaries like Athlete A, Leaving Neverland have foregrounded survivors' narratives
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#MeToo on screen: How documentaries like Athlete A, Leaving Neverland have foregrounded survivors' narratives

The #MeToo and Time's Up movements sparked a paradigm shift, bringing some hope to the stories of survivors. In this two-part series, we look at documentary and fiction films which foregrounded the narratives of survivors while raising questions about the pervasive complicity machines that protected the Weinsteins of the world.

#MeToo on screen: From Bombshell to The Assistant, Hollywood's fictional examinations of the movement
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#MeToo on screen: From Bombshell to The Assistant, Hollywood's fictional examinations of the movement

The #MeToo and Time's Up movements sparked a paradigm shift, bringing some hope to the stories of survivors. In this two-part series, we look at documentary and fiction films which foregrounded the narratives of survivors while raising questions about the pervasive complicity machines that protected the Weinsteins of the world.

To be a feminist atheist in India: Hate-filled and violent responses make even the act of offering solidarity fraught
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To be a feminist atheist in India: Hate-filled and violent responses make even the act of offering solidarity fraught

Many Feminist Atheist Women navigate life and work by keeping our opinions on religion largely to ourselves unless we have the assurance of a safe space.

JK Rowling responds to criticism against her stance on trans issues; discloses past abuse, sexual assault
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JK Rowling responds to criticism against her stance on trans issues; discloses past abuse, sexual assault

In a 3,600-word essay, published on her website, JK Rowling explained in detail her research and beliefs on trans issues, and the concerns she has about how women’s rights and some young people’s lives were being impacted by some forms of trans activism.

Pavail Gulati on humanising an entitled everyman in Thappad, and taking life one audition at a time
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Pavail Gulati on humanising an entitled everyman in Thappad, and taking life one audition at a time

Pavail Gulati, the male lead in Anubhav Sinha's Thappad, reveals how he played the part despite disagreeing with his character most of the time, and making a career out of playing small roles.

Kavita Krishnan on her book Fearless Freedom, what empowerment means, and why 'unlearning' propels equality
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Kavita Krishnan on her book Fearless Freedom, what empowerment means, and why 'unlearning' propels equality

Kavita Krishnan's debut book examines the various facets of 'freedom' for women in modern-day India, revealing the deceptive ways in which seemingly benign tropes, hiding in plain sight, disempower women in the garb of emancipation.

Legal portal Law Sikho apologises for webinar criticised as being sexist, but fiasco serves as reminder of issues plaguing the industry
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Legal portal Law Sikho apologises for webinar criticised as being sexist, but fiasco serves as reminder of issues plaguing the industry

Law Sikho, a portal that claims to be the “world's most advanced practical legal training” tool, held a webinar only for men on 15 May titled ‘How can busy professionals have a dating life’. The webinar, criticised for objectifying women and normalising harassment, is a reminder of the sexism that is rampant in the legal industry

Four More Shots Please! Season 2 review: Amazon Original makes its women messier, and their stories more layered
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Four More Shots Please! Season 2 review: Amazon Original makes its women messier, and their stories more layered

Season 2 of Four More Shots Please! expects the audience to throw judgement out of the window for them to enjoy a ride that is fun, sensitive, and unapologetic.

Kajol's recent statements on feminism and patriarchy are a stark contrast to the ethos of her short film, Devi
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Kajol's recent statements on feminism and patriarchy are a stark contrast to the ethos of her short film, Devi

Kajol's statements in light of Devi are a clear reflection of the widespread ignorance that often plague A-list actresses in the business

Thappad movie review: Taapsee Pannu’s most potent film yet is a resounding slap in the face of misogyny
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Thappad movie review: Taapsee Pannu’s most potent film yet is a resounding slap in the face of misogyny

Thappad is designed to make us uncomfortable about our milieu and compel us to introspect about our own complicity in patriarchy.

Shaheen Bagh has shattered myth of oppressed Muslim woman who needs saving: Vasanth Kannabiran
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Shaheen Bagh has shattered myth of oppressed Muslim woman who needs saving: Vasanth Kannabiran

Veteran feminist Vasanth Kannabiran traces the history of the women's movement in India through the history of her own life. Her book Taken At The Flood analyses and reflects on the victories achieved by the movement thus far, and the leaps and bounds that are yet to be travelled

Under the Open Sky: Mumbra's girls find freedom, reclaim public space through football
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Under the Open Sky: Mumbra's girls find freedom, reclaim public space through football

For a group of girls in Mumbra, playing football has helped challenge prevalent social attitudes. A documentary titled 'Under the Open Sky' depicts how these girls came to engage with the sport, the challenges they overcame, and what their reclaiming of public space means

On Billie Eilish and how female singers of James Bond theme songs challenge the character's machismo
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On Billie Eilish and how female singers of James Bond theme songs challenge the character's machismo

The new James Bond film, No Time to Die, will include multiple substantial female roles, and feature the writing of a female screenwriter for the first time since Johanna Harwood’s contributions to the early 1960s films. However, while the script may be getting a gender update, many of the theme songs, and their iconic female performers, have struck a chord with Bond’s regressive attitudes toward women and female agency.

A decade of Beyoncé: The pop singer's fandom and music sparked vital conversations
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A decade of Beyoncé: The pop singer's fandom and music sparked vital conversations

The frenzied behaviour of Beyoncé's fans, called The Beyhive, along with Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters changed fan-celebrity relationships. It marked a neoliberal turn towards intense inter-fandom competition and worship that helped lay the foundation for the today’s pop fan culture.