'Jazbaa' Trailer Gets A Big F For

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'Jazbaa' Trailer Gets A Big F For Feminism

Feminism is the in-thing in Bollywood. Everybody wants to cash in on it. There was little doubt that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's comeback film, too, would be a woman-oriented film. But you know what happens when you don't understand gender yet try to wash your hands in the flowing Ganga? You end up making a feminism faux pas. That's what I saw in the just released much-awaited trailer of <em>Jazbaa</em>.
27/08/2015 8:19 AM IST
I Thought The Hijab Was A Symbol Of Oppression. I Was

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I Thought The Hijab Was A Symbol Of Oppression. I Was Wrong

A few years ago, I remember naively telling a hijab-wearing classmate that the headscarf should not be necessary for women if they're not necessary for men. In those days, I used to think of myself as a "modern", "liberal", "emancipated" feminist. I was like a scavenger, looking for traces of oppression everywhere.
23/02/2016 8:01 AM IST
Feminism Means One Thing And One Thing Only, So Why The

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Feminism Means One Thing And One Thing Only, So Why The Confusion?

A friend called me the other day sounding exasperated, "Why is it that people have to misconstrue everything?" She went on to explain how she was tired of how articles on gender equality were being misunderstood by readers, resulting in debates about which gender is superior to the other. "What part of gender <em>equality</em> are people not understanding?" she rued.
05/12/2015 9:02 AM IST
Does Being A Gay Man Explain My

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Does Being A Gay Man Explain My Feminism?

Every time I have a heated debate with a self-proclaimed male chauvinist friend about feminism, equality and gender roles, I think to myself, why do I care? I could say it's because I am the son of a working woman, who raised me to believe what I have between my legs isn't gonna give me any special privileges at home or because I'm the brother of an ambitious woman who doesn't conform to typical gender roles. Or, maybe because I'm just that awesome! But am I?
23/03/2016 8:17 AM IST
The Feminist Side Of Sex And The

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The Feminist Side Of Sex And The City

When you ignore the superficialities and explicitness to focus more on the underlying message, it is apparent that there is more to <em>Sex And The City</em> than meets the eye. To take one instance, when Charlotte York, a successful art dealer, proudly decides to quit her career to play the role of a homemaker she justifies her decision by relying on the ideals of feminism -- the movement that is all about empowering women and giving them the right to choose.
19/09/2015 8:25 AM IST