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Feminist Media Histories (2020) 6 (3): 21–51.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Debashree Mukherjee In 1939, at the height of her stardom, the actress Shanta Apte went on a spectacular hunger strike in protest against her employers at Prabhat Studios in Poona, India. The following year, Apte wrote a harsh polemic against the extractive nature of the film industry. In Jaau Mi...
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Feminist Media Histories (2015) 1 (1): 29–63.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Chika Kinoshita In 1935, actress Shiga Akiko was arrested for an offense under the Criminal Abortion Law. From 1936 to 1937, her case generated substantial media coverage and public debate. Liberal intellectuals generally viewed Shiga as a victim of the pronatal state; her scandal provided...