Tag: feminism

Parched movie poster

Review: Parched (2016)

CW: Rape, sexual assault, physical abuse   Parched is beautiful and brutal. It follows the cycles of time: the time of year (the plot points converge on the Dussehra festival), the time of live (marriage, […]

“India’s Supreme Court Rules That Sex With An Underage Wife Is Rape”

According to The Guardian, it now qualifies as rape if men have sex with their wife if she’s under the age of 18, therefore making it a criminal act. Before the ruling, an exception in the law […]

“Tu Mungla Mungla Main Good Ki Dali” (Inkaar, 1978)

“Tu Mungla” is my ideal item number. The classic tropes: a lone woman in a bar full of men, dancing in a skimpy outfit to a catchy tune, and trying to entice the movie’s hero; […]

Bollywood Hollywood movie poster

Review: Bollywood Hollywood (2002)

While a fun exploration of common Bolly-tropes, Bollywood Hollywood suffers from two things: It focuses on the male character, who is even more boring because of all those tropes It was made a few years […]

“The Peril of Being Disbelieved: Horror Fiction and Women’s Intuition”

She whined at you and she tugged at your sleeve and sometimes she even begged you to leave it, to just go home deal with it all later. You thought that made her a wet […]

Movie poster for Alone

Review: Alone (2015)

A dark and stormy night. A tree falls in a rural estate. A woman in a coma rushed to the hospital. And evil spirit (or is it?) wreaks havoc on the living as dark secrets […]

“European Human Rights Council Issues Harsh Statement On Gender Bias in Film Industry”

The Council of Europe, the European Union’s biggest human rights body, has been investigating gender bias in the film industry and have come to an undeniable conclusion: it exists. Aimee Lutkin, Jezebel, https://jezebel.com/european-human-rights-council-issues-harsh-statement-on-1818991760

NPR: “Feminist Films Push Boundaries In India”

“Patriarchy is alive and kicking,” says director [Alankrita] Shrivastava, curled up on a couch in her office in Mumbai. Shrivastava, 37, says the censor board’s refusal to release the film in India means it has […]

“Babuji Dheere Chalna” (Aar Paar, 1954)

When I looked up “item numbers” on Wikipedia, the page included a list of songs; “Babuji Dheere Chalna” was the oldest on the list. The sequence includes many elements we associate with item numbers: a […]