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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.

Indie Video Games, Women Gamers and Feminism

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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.

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

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The ‘Other’ Love Story is a refreshing treatment of the love story of two women and actively seeks to normalise this theme.
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Television And Its Cheap Thrills (Also Called ‘Entertainment’)

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Entertainment television in India cashes in on an archaic understanding of gender-related issues for wide viewership.
The Big Bang Theory And Its Black Holes: A Feminist review of the series finale.

The Big Bang Theory And Its Black Holes: A Feminist Review Of The Series...

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The finale of The Big Bang Theory aired on Friday raises important questions with regard to its women characters and their representation.
Post #MeToo: Can We Still Consume The Work Of 'Bad Men'?

Post #MeToo: Can We Still Consume The Work Of ‘Bad Men’?

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In light of #MeToo, it is now important to decide if a piece of culture is irredeemably tainted by the involvement of men accused of assault.
Manitary Pads: The New Video By Men Satirizing Mansplaining

Manitary Pads: The New Video By Men Satirizing Mansplaining

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These men created the perfect product - sanitary napkins for women created, produced and designed exclusively by men - manitary pads!
Pakistani Designers Stir Controversy With New Campaign Glamourising Rape Culture

Pakistani Designers Stir Controversy With New Campaign Glamourising Rape Culture

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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.

Watch: How Are Women Portrayed On Indian Television

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In this episode of Scratching The Surface, Vitamin Stree takes a closer look at women characters and their potrayal on Indian television.
Why Tumblr's Ban On Adult Content Is A Huge Step Back For Sex Positivity

Why Tumblr’s Ban On Adult Content Is A Huge Step Back For Sex Positivity

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On the 17th of December 2018, Tumblr’s community guidelines were altered and it was stated that they wish to “change their relationship” with adult content posted on the website.
Netflix's Unbelievable Is A Cop Show That Highlights The Victim's Perspective

Netflix’s Unbelievable Highlights The Victim’s Perspective

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In general, I'm a sucker for detective shows and films, however, Unbelievable, in particular, was not only a well-made cop show, but also presented an important perspective of a rape case. The victim’s perspective.

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Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

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In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.