However, this also meant that women who chose to dress sexy were deemed bad feminists or not feminists at all. Many feminists dismissed the erotic as pornography or an extension of patriarchal conditioning.
In December last year, I had sent in a poem, kakinada, as an entry for the Wingword Poetry Competition. The results were out last month, and I was pleasantly surprised to find myself in the Commendable Mentions section.
The use of rape scenes without the consent of Phoolan Devi in Bandit Queen is exploitation of her experience. Certain scenes from the acclaimed series ‘Paatal Lok’ narrate the rape of Dalitbahujan womxn.
Even after more than 20 years of its airing, the friendship of these four women in the Sex and the City typically attains a soft corner in my heart with my favorite scene where they sing together the song- "I am a woman, hear me roar".
“Once upon a time the world made me feel disgusting in my own skin” - this is something that we all feel on a daily basis and it’s not okay. I remember when was in high school, the pressure of constantly wanting to look a certain way used to eat me up inside.