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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.

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Why We Need To Rethink Our ‘Criticism’ Of BTS And K-Pop

Their rising fame of BTS has brought with it an alarming amount of scepticism. Some of it stemming from Western audiences unable to understand how music in another language could capture the hearts and minds of people all over the world.
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Queer Fanfiction: Changing The Hetero Narrative Of Pop Culture

Fanfiction is a way for the queer community to refuse to be relegated to the margins of popular culture - by producing content that has been desired and demanded for a long time.
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13 Reasons Why Failed Me As A Person With Mental Health Issues

The makers of 13 Reasons Why need to stop pretending that they are initiating a dialogue on mental health, or that the show is socially 'woke'.
We Were Feminists Once

We Were Feminists Once Review: Are Clickbait Headlines Feminist Enough?

We Were Feminists Once looks at the seemingly recent rise of feminism in popular discourse and how pop culture plays an important role in shaping discourse.
The Marvellous Mrs Maisel

The Marvellous Mrs Maisel: Women Can Be Funny Too

There are many little lessons to be learnt from The Marvellous Mrs Maisel. The most important one being: women are f***ing hilarious.
Do Saal Ki Aurat

Do Saal Ki Aurat Caters To Every Patriarchal Stereotype There Is

Do Saal Ki Aurat was an all-cliche fest complete with an all-sacrificing woman struggling to only protect the men in her life.
Shrimaan Shrimati

Shrimaan Shrimati And Other TV Shows Enjoy Reducing Women To ‘Daal’ And ‘Murgi’

Shrimaan Shrimati is making a comeback, titled Shrimaan Shrimati Phir Se. This show tested a concept of couples living as neighbours, where the men hit on each other’s wives.

Why We Need More Love Stories Like The ‘Other’ Love Story

The ‘Other’ Love Story is a refreshing treatment of the love story of two women and actively seeks to normalise this theme.
The Problematic Representation Of Brown People In American Screens | Feminism In India

The Problematic Representation Of Brown People In American Screens

What makes these shows with brown people leads difficult for me, is that every one of them vies for or ends up with a white individual.
Feminist Film Marketing Strategies Miss The Whole Point Of Feminism

‘Feminist’ Film Marketing Strategies Miss The Whole Point Of Feminism

It is important to reflect on the marketing strategies of so-called feminist films whose aim is to ultimately sell the films themselves.

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5 Indian Women Historians You Need To Know About

It’s important to learn about women historians who have increasingly influenced our understanding of the world and its history.
6 Bollywood Characters You Didn’t Know Were Feminist | Feminism In India

6 Bollywood Characters You Didn’t Know Were Feminist

Can on-screen feminism go beyond the abla naari turned Kali maa? Let’s meet some subtler Bollywood characters who were feminists.
How Biological Determinism Perpetuated Sexism Through Science

How Biological Determinism Perpetuates Sexism Using ‘Science’

Biological determinism, by definition, refers to the ''idea that all human behaviour is innate, determined by genes, brain size, or other