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the ugly truth Girls on Film: The Gender Equality Study and Why Discourse Matters

On this Thanksgiving, there are many things to be thankful for when it comes to women in cinema. We have incontrovertible talents like Meryl… Continue reading Girls on Film: The Gender Equality Study and Why Discourse Matters

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Calling himself “just a regular guy,” Chaz Bono appeared live on ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday in wake of stinging criticism that he should not be allowed to appear on Dancing with the Stars’ new season because he’s transgendered.

Bono, 42, said he hasn’t been paying that much attention to the controversy and that he’s been focused on dancing and said it’s a “much… Continue reading Chaz Bono: ‘You Won’t Catch Gender Dysphoria By Watching Me Dance On TV’

Rukmini Devi breached gender barriers through Bharatanatyam

Book: Rukmini Devi – A Life; Author: Leela Samson; Publisher: Penguin-Viking; Price: Rs.500.
In 1935 Rukmini Devi brought the ancient dance form Sadir, later known as Bharatanatyam, back to life on the Indian stage with a performance in Chennai. Sadir till then had been confined to the temple precincts and was the ‘preserve’ of devdasis.
The renowned [...] Continue reading Rukmini Devi breached gender barriers through Bharatanatyam

‘Pankh’ of gender confusion and imaginary love

Taking flight after almost two years, Bipasha Basu’s much-awaited movie “Pankh”, which traces the gender dilemma in a young man who falls in love with an imaginary alter ego, is all set for a Friday release.
“‘Pankh’ is a wild ride through the underbelly of the film industry,” said film’s producer Sanjay Gupta.
Directed by Sudipto Chattopadhyay, [...] Continue reading ‘Pankh’ of gender confusion and imaginary love