Over the years, your support has made Women’s Web the leading resource for women in India. Now, it is our turn to ask, how can we make this even more useful for you? Please take our short 5 minute questionnaire – your feedback is important to us!
Get ready for Thunder Thighs by Miss Eaves, a new summer anthem which puts sundresses, chub rubs and body positivity in the same song.
In times when body-shaming is rampant and widespread on social media and real life, Miss Eaves, a Brooklyn based rapper brings to us a music video which features everyday women flaunting their ‘thunder thighs’ and dancing their hearts out. The music is edgy and attracts attention; the lyrics are snappy and the kind which get stuck in your head for days on end.
The video shows women embracing their bodies and owning their ‘chub rubs’ and ‘mom jeans’. It is inclusive of all body types, shapes, colours and ages. And that is where its speciality lies. We don’t see any photoshopped models, but everyday women around us dancing to the energetic tune and enjoying themselves. The video is a slap across the face of body shamers and talks about all those things that are not supposed to be talked about. Things that make a woman feel less confident about herself. This video helps them embrace all of themselves, become comfortable in their own skins and ignore the haters.
In an interview with Jezebel, Miss Eaves states that “This track is really about me embracing my body but also finding the humour in issues thicker people face. (“Mom jeans all day, why you mad tho?”)”. In the same interview, she talks about her project Feminasty, saying, “Feminasty is an exploration of my feminist feelings and sexuality, covering themes like: female masturbation, men telling me to smile, Tinder f-buddies and shaking off internet trolls. It includes a collaboration with my friend MC Frontalot on “Boyfriend Material,” a track about creating the perfect mate…literally, with a drill and a saw. ”
I like the way that the video acts as an inspiration for women and at the same time does not pressurize them to be a proverbial ‘something’. It just encourages them to own their bodies and love themselves, however hard it may sound. To be themselves with all the confidence in the world.
Women's Web is an open platform that publishes a diversity of views. Individual posts do not necessarily represent the platform's views and opinions at all times. If you have a complementary or differing point of view, sign up and start sharing your views too!
New Delhi, India
I like to read, write, and talk. A feminist through and through, with a soft spot for chocolate. read more...
Women's Web is an open platform that publishes a diversity of views, individual posts do not necessarily represent the platform's views and opinions at all times.
Stay updated with our Weekly Newsletter or Daily Summary - or both!
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 might have had a box office collection of 260 crores INR and entertained Indian audiences, but it's full of problematic stereotypes.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 starts with a scene in which the protagonist, Ruhaan (played by Kartik Aaryan) finds an abandoned pink suitcase in a moving cable car and thinks there was a bomb inside it.
Just then, he sees an unknown person (Kiara Advani) wave and gesture at him to convey that the suitcase was theirs. Ruhaan, with the widest possible smile, says, “Bomb mai bag nahi hai, bomb ka bag hai,” (There isn’t a bomb in the bag, the bag belongs to a bomb).
Who even writes such dialogues in 2022?
Anupama, an idealist at heart, believes that passing on the mic to amplify suppressed voices is the best way to show solidarity with the marginalised.
Anupama writes with a clear vision of what she wants to say, and makes sure she explores all possible facets of the topic, be it parenting or work or on books.
An intelligent, extroverted writer with a ton of empathy, she is also one who thinks aloud in her writing. Anupama says that she is largely a self driven person, and her passion to write keeps her motivated.
Among her many achievements Anupama is also a multiple award winning blogger, author, serial entrepreneur, a digital content creator, creative writing mentor, choreographer and mother to a rambunctious 7-year-old who is her life’s inspiration and keeps her on her toes.