Category Archives: #dresscode

An Appeal to actress Jyothika

#Jyothika I truly appreciate your appeal to directors. Glad to see a Woman, a Heroine, a person of that industry is raising voice against such discrimination and exploitation. The most important point you made is how the medium conditions the minds of the society and men in particular! Thank you!

However, may I ask if only directors / producers should take up this responsibility. Can we be ignorant to the fact that Heroes – big heroes like #ActorSurya Vijay, Ajith and many such heroes – are also one of the decision makers in script and characterization. We all are aware of the fact that they also demand ‘glamour’ from the heroines for ‘salebility’ of their films. They dare to come out of the ‘Heroism’ built by the Patriarchal society. We are infact tired of the ‘lectures’ given by these heroes about being a ‘homely woman’, ‘good woman’, ‘chaste woman’, now the trend is being ‘Thamizhachi’…. huh… I can understand how suffocating you would have felt from the way you are voicing against it.

Since you are appealing to people in the film industry, I would like to gently appeal to you to please put forward this message to Heroes in the film industry, especially to Suriya Sivakumar, because he seems to be so ‘concerned’ about various problems of the society! Let the problem of Sexism and Sexist representation in the films also add to the list.

While it feels happy to see Suriya producing woman centric films with you as heroine of the film, it is annoying to see him exploiting / allowing to exploit other woman’s body in the name of glamour! (Love_songs in a commodified manner).

Would you be able to take up this discussion with him?

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@kumudam_com – Apologise for your story insulting women and be responsible! – Kavitha Muralidharan

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Women who wear leggings are immoral! That’s what Kumudam, a popular Tamil Magazine, thinks.

Kumudam has also printed several photos of women wearing leggings without their consent! If the women are wearing Kurtas over their leggings, the magazine has chosen to print sleazy photographswhere the wind is blowing up their kurta.

This is sickening behaviour! Sign our petition and make Kumudam magazine apologise for this tasteless story.

The magazine has also printed a poem by an anonymous male author – who says men can’t help but ogle women, so it is the responsibility of women to dress ‘decently’.

Kumudam thinks it can get away with moral policing and publicly shaming women! We need to show them that if they publish such stories, they too will be held publicly accountable.

Kumudam’s editor and managing director have refused to comment on this story. They’re refusing to acknowledge that their magazine hasdone anything wrong.

Sadly, this is not the first time that Kumudam has demeaned women. They have run many such sensational stories where they degrade women. Kumudam has to be held accountable!

Sign my petition and make Kumudam apologise and promise to publish responsible stories.

I am a female journalist and Kumudam’s history of objectifying and judging women sickens me. If enough people sign this petition, we canshow Kumudam that their readers and their audience will not tolerate such stories.

If we make Kumudam apologise, other media outlets will think twice before running ‘stories’ such as this. Sign my petition and make Kumudam apologise and promise to engage in responsible journalism.

To sign petition: https://www.change.org/p/kumudam-apologise-for-your-story-insulting-women-and-be-responsible?recruiter=8151202&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink