The court made the remarks earlier this month while upholding the conviction of a 35-year-old man from Pandharpur for assaulting his wife
Paurashpur wants to be progressive; instead, it has problematic takes on queer love, transness and the patriarchy
All those visuals in Paurashpur of a bare-chested Milind Soman with atmospheric lighting seem to be completely out of place, knowing that trans people’s bodies are perpetually watched, policed and violated in cis-heteronormative societies.
'Rising trend of powerful men seeking gag orders': Read NWMI's statement on muzzling of media in cases of sexual assault, harassment
In the context of rape in particular, the trend of the accused seeking to prevent the media from covering trials presents a unique challenge for media reportage.
Reading Rhea Chakraborty's public vilification as a modern-day witch hunt: Actress' harassment has historic roots
The way women who are accused of witchcraft are dragged outdoors to be publicly shamed has now translated into a countless number of people consuming a new 'exposé' on Rhea Chakraborty every day on primetime television.
Victims of sexual assault within the home fight lonely battles; Netflix whodunit Raat Akeli Hai probes why
Radhika Apte's character in Raat Akeli Hai assumes that the sexual abuse she is subjected to is a one-off affair, only to discover that all the other women in the family, too, have suffered similar fates.
India gained her Independence amid the violence of Partition. But did my 92-year-old grandmother ever win hers?
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.
Gender representation in the media: New study shows disparity in opinion pieces about socio-legal tech policy
According to this study on gender representation in opinion pieces on socio-legal tech policy, only roughly 26 percent were authored by women. The study also found that the same authors were contributing to multiple publications, which prevents greater diversity of perspectives
Natkhat movie review: Vidya Balan silently but effectively battles patriarchy in her debut short film
With a fine blend of soaring imagination and hard-hitting realities, Natkhat hits the sweet spot between hope and awareness.
Bois Locker Room case underscores vital need for radical, political reimagining of an education that liberates us
The Bois Locker Room and the crisis of our society in its current breakdown have a lot to say about each other. Both of them tell us that we have reached the limits of the system we live in. If the way out is together, then we need an education on what it means to do that.
In this episode of Women in Labour, Devika Kher breaks down the u-curve, one of the most important theories to understand the drop in women's participation in the workforce, in less than 30 minutes.
In this episode of Women In Labour, filmmaker Paromita Vohra talks about adopting a narrative that is independent of the patriarchy. She also stresses on women deciding for themselves as to who they are and who they want to be.
The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: US Marine Corps veteran Anuradha Bhagwati on battling sexism, harassment
In this episode of Women in Labour, Marine Corps veteran, activist and award-winning author, Anuradha Bhagwati talks about growing up brown and queer in 1970s America and navigating the toughest branch of the US military.
The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: Dr Ritu Dewan on maneuvering through patriarchal structures at the workplace
In this episode of Women In Labour, Dr Ritu Dewan talks about the methodology, division of labour, and nomenclature at workplace and how it affects the working women.
You might imagine that trolls are too preoccupied with their Corona-related bile to care about everyday misogyny. Wishful thinking. Since the hanging of the four men convicted in the 2012 Delhi gangrape this weekend, the Army of Animosity has found time to pop open bottles of virtual champagne to celebrate the rapists’ deaths while also turning on those who oppose capital punishment for rape | Anna MM Vetticad writes
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
Man, Woman #MeToo: Discovery's new documentary analyses patriarchy and its various ramifications in Indian society
Man, Woman #MeToo features specialists who explain the reasons of India's inherent patriarchy through real-life examples and case studies.
Indian art world's #MeToo reckoning: Forging an equitable future demands a sisterhood of feminist killjoys
At this crucial moment, sisterhood, through solidarity, is the only ethical force that can truly serve as worthy resistance to the art world’s unchecked oppressiveness.
Indian art world's #MeToo reckoning: Toxic patriarchal conditioning must be dismantled for true change
Patriarchal conditioning runs so deep within the Indian art world’s capitalist subconscious, it seems foundational to its identity. The ensuing void that exists in the place of empathy contributes to the industry’s toxicity.
Man Booker Prize nominated writer Lucy Ellmann: 'I don't consider originality such an outlandish aim for a novelist'
In an interview with Firstpost, Man Booker-nominated writer Lucy Ellmann talks about her latest book, Ducks, Newburyport, her need for a "second loo", and why she prefers Anne Elliot's story over Elizabeth Bennet's.