Monday, December 9, 2019

Pop Culture

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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.
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

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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

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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

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

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Does Indian comedy has to be sexist and misogynist in order to be funny? 
How Music Promotes Misogyny & Gender-Based Violence

How Music Promotes Misogyny & Gender-Based Violence

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

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Struggles In Sweatshops: The Irony Of Your ‘Feminist’ Graphic Tee

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Reports published by Global Labour Justice name GAP’s and H&M’s sweatshops as sites of regular abuse and violence faced by their workers in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.
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.
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'.