Antara Ganguli, Anuradha Beniwal, Bee RowlattRuchira Gupta and Suhel Seth in conversation with Amrita Tripathi

 

In an age where ‘mansplaining’ meets feisty feminist, television panels and public platforms continue to ignore women and feminine points of view or feature them in a tokenistic manner. On the other end of the spectrum, men too feel threatened and vulnerable by what they perceive as a skewed attitude to harmony and equity entangled in the many layers of gender identity. Is public opinion formed without being truly representative, and does it encourage an underlying layer of misogyny? Are all-male ‘manels’ misogynist? From Hillary Clinton to Smriti Irani, has misogyny become an accepted part of public discourse? A session that examines how public spaces give voice to or ignore the female perspective.