Radar Roundup: September 20, 2014
Highlights from what we’re reading this week
- List of feminist fiction for teens.
- In light of the recent back-and-forth between Deepika Padukone and TOI, now seems a good time to revisit Ritvik Chauhan‘s smart take on India’s “sexual objectification conundrum.”
- See also: Deepika’s last words on the matter.
- Alison Bechdel—yes, as in the woman who created the Bechdel Test—is among 2014 winners of MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant.
- What if some women just aren’t that into kids?
- Teasing taboos with comedy.
- Writing about the need for sexuality education, Ketaki Chowkhani asks, “What is the connection between this systematic denial of right to knowledge about our own bodies and sexual violence and rape?”
- Why are these girls in Kabul living as boys?
- Shonali Bose’s Margarita, With a Straw won the NETPAC award for Best Asian Film at the Toronto International Film Festival.
- Thought-provoking read on feminism, capitalism, and the “lean in” movement.
Badal ja! lately
- Suzette Jordan received outpouring of support from across the country after Kolkata’s Ginger restaurant denied her entry. (Check TBTN’s event page for reports from Friday’s protest.)
- Khullam Khulla series returns with a question on period sex.
- Pulling one from the archives on going beyond the “female-friendly” workplace. Look for more takes on women, careers, and gender in the workplace in the coming weeks.