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In this section find critical feminist analysis of pop culture in India and South Asia in the form of stories, images, videos, photos and reviews.

An Open Letter In Response To Aditi Mittal’s Video On Bra Shopping

An Open Letter In Response To Aditi Mittal’s Video On Bra Shopping

A friend shared your video on bra shopping with me and he said it was hilarious. I watched it. And then, somewhere in the end, you made a joke on men groping women's breasts in crowded public places.
The Auratnaak Comedy Show: Pakistani Women Roast Patriarchy On Stage

The Auratnaak Comedy Show: Pakistani Women Roast Patriarchy On Stage

The Auratnaak comedy show attempted to explore the phenomena associated with patriarchy in the Pakistani society on a grass-root level.
Here's Why 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' Is Not A Feminist Show

Here’s Why ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’ Is Not A Feminist Show

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the women empowering serial- "Zindagi Gulzar hai"- a guide to middle class girls on how to achieve social mobility by remaining virginal and thus, marrying burger guys who can claim to deserve them after "being boys for most of their life".
Pakistani Designers Stir Controversy With New Campaign Glamourising Rape Culture

Pakistani Designers Stir Controversy With New Campaign Glamourising Rape Culture

Rape culture and street harassment are real problems faced by women in Pakistan on a daily basis. The solution to these problems is discussion about them on open platforms instead of trying to shroud the facts.

Indie Video Games, Women Gamers and Feminism

The discussions and debates regarding the nexus between the gaming industry and gender-related issues have been gaining popularity since some years now. Some of the most common issues being the ratio of women gamers to men gamers, the representation (or lack thereof) of women characters in games, the freedom (or not) to choose a protagonist as somebody other than a male, women game developers and so on.
Eight TV Shows For The Feminist In You

Eight TV Shows For The Feminist In You

With the summer holidays nigh, and the advent of Netflix in India, there is no time like the present to treat yourself to some feminist TV shows.
Gender Bender: How India Discovered Gender Role Reversal Through Pop Culture

Gender Bender: How India Discovered Gender Role Reversal Through Pop Culture

Before Bollywood sauntered on to the scene, India discovered gender reversal through ads, Facebook campaigns and web series.
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17 Ways Popular Media Like Television & Cinema Could Be More Gender-Sensitive

We have compiled a set of recommendations which the popular media could follow to make their content more gender-sensitive.

How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

Does Indian comedy has to be sexist and misogynist in order to be funny? 

How Music Promotes Misogyny & Gender-Based Violence

It is time we start realizing that music not just influences our ears but also our minds.

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Pictures From 30+ #IWillGoOut Marches In Various Cities And Towns Of India

Pictures From 30+ #IWillGoOut Marches In Various Cities And Towns Of India

Crowds in hundreds gathered in about 30 cities and towns of India to come together for #IWillGoOut marches.
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What Women Want! Protest Marches By Women In India And USA On January 21

Women in India and USA are going on protest marches. Here's all that you need to know and march with them!
Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

As women from a dozen cities prepare for a nation-wide march triggered by the appalling stories of mass molestation in Bengaluru, we protest not only the right of a woman to loiter in public, but also the impunity with which they are seen as “fair game” when they choose to own the streets. #IWillGoOut