Gender Despite Bollywood Influences, I am Raising Two Feminist Sons. Here’s How To Do It
My sons and I love watching Bollywood movies together, but finding a film devoid of misogyny, objectification of women, and innuendo is a task. How do I explain to my kids what is wrong with “6 din, Ladki in” when SRK is mouthing it as if it’s the most chivalrous way to woo a girl in Kal Ho Naa Ho?Add to list
Gender Sorry Seems to Be the Easiest Word: Why Women Apologise So Much
My daily tally of apologies is likely greater than the number of shimmies in a Katrina Kaif item number. Most of the women I know also dwell in this state of constant apology. Why is “sorry” such an embedded part of women’s vocabulary?Add to list
Gender Will #MeToo Help Us Become Better Men?
Most heterosexual men are woefully inept at formulating their views about #MeToo. But discomfort is the beginning of introspection. One hopes this phase will lead to stock-taking, and provide men the opportunity to self-reform and become new, more attractive men.Add to list
Gender Is the Google Walkout the Way Forward for the #MeToo Movement?
Over the past year, women have done enough talking, outing sexual harassers with courage. But despite that, powerful men get away with million-dollar severance packages. Google Walkout seems to be the answer.Add to list
Gender Shame-Leave, or How Sexual Predators Escape Consequences of #MeToo
Louis CK and Aziz Ansari returned to the public eye after a self-prescribed sabbatical. A society that welcomes harassers back after a short time-out ensures that they are shielded from meaningful consequences. Will that happen with the predators India’s #MeToo has exposed?Add to list