October 10, 2013

Flavours

[Editor's note: One helping of healthy feminism, please! What's your flavour of choice? Tell us! Oh, and click on the image to enlarge it. ~ Dilnavaz Bamboat]

September 12, 2013

Gloria Steinem in Comic Form!

IT DELIGHTS ME TO share this news with you: Pioneering feminist and woman of power Gloria Steinem will now be the leading lady of her very own comic book. This latest addition to Melissa Seymour’s “Female Force” series will highlight the icon’s contributions to the world.

It is a bonus that her story will [...]

July 12, 2013

The Calvinists

[Editor's note: Here is another one of Lavanya Karthik's comic strips, as part of our ongoing Feminism & Humour series. We enjoy interacting with you and knowing what you found amusing, thought-provoking or otherwise. Please feel free to leave your comments! ~ Dilnavaz Bamboat]

 

 

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April 30, 2013

Woohoo, Jazz Hands Everyone!

[Editor's Note: Continuing with our Feminism & Humor series, here is the first of what we hope will be Lavanya Karthik's many comic strips for Ultra Violet. This was first published in the DNA, Bangalore, and can also be viewed on the cartoonist's website. Feminism and the funnies are not mutually exclusive. Come laugh with [...]

March 27, 2013

Gopika

Mother did you not

hear him laugh?

 

Laugh as he watched us

rent the river apart

for our clothes.

 

Clothes he had gripped

vicelike

in his hand.

 

Laugh as he broke our pots of milk,

let it pool over his feet,

let it pool over mine,

let its silken whiteness

leave darkened [...]

February 21, 2013

There is sometimes a woman inside me wanting to escape a cuboid

There is sometimes a woman inside me wanting to escape a cuboid.

Strange equations run from one corner of the mind to another, like schooltime math, they come in variables and unpalatable solutions. I grow flatulent with placenta; inside, fishes swim and corals grow.

When swarms of goldfish swam and mermaids rose to surface in [...]

February 07, 2013

Not A Cactus

And if you are a woman you learn early, how to draw yourself in, and survive on very little water, in fact, a few drops of dew will do.

Careful about smiles pulling them indoors if they happen to escape in the rain like errant children to dance, to soak, aimless paper boats.

Wearing a [...]

February 05, 2013

Mumbai Rising

 

Women are rising to protest, to dance, to heal, to reclaim, to flaunt, to bloom, against violence, against cruelty… Join us at Mumbai Rising on 14 February 2013. Where: Bandra Amphitheatre, Bandstand, Mumbai. When: 5.30 – 8.30 PM.

This video was made for Mumbai Rising as part of One Billion Rising by the [...]

January 31, 2013

Children of Women: Thoughts

This is no movie[i] about the children of women, about wombs, the aftershock of them, the loving heave of them. This is no poem that can stitch tears in skin, bottle up blood or plasma, cauterise fears–but let me get away from known tropes and images. Children as beacon, children as hope, children as [...]

January 26, 2013

“Man Prayer”

 

 

I’VE SAID IT BEFORE and I’ll say it again: feminism cannot and should not exist without men. Here is a video titled “Man Prayer” for One Billion Rising, by Tony Stroebel, with words by Eve Ensler. I couldn’t help noticing, though, that the powerful sentiments were scripted by a woman.

For [...]

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