Friday, February 21, 2020

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.

Don’t Mancriminate – A Sad Marketing Ploy To Grab Eyeballs!

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I recently came across a video titled Don’t Mancriminate which is part of a campaign that claims to fight for ‘men's rights’. The almost-five...
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Femvertising: How Corporates Co-opt Feminism To Sell Us Things

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Femvertising is trend of corporates employing feminist ideals in order to sell products – except that they get it wrong most of the time.
Sony TV's Patiala Babes And Its Refreshing Take On Patriarchy

Sony TV’s Patiala Babes And Its Refreshing Take On Patriarchy

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With a simple and predictable storyline, Patiala Babes portrays a refreshing, entertaining, and also an impactful take on women bonding with each other to survive patriarchy.
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".
Dove's body positive bottles

Dove’s ‘Body Positive Bottles’ Literally Turn Women’s Bodies Into Objects

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Dove's patronizing message of body positivity is something that literally no woman needed in her body wash bottles.
Why Everyone Needs To Watch Grace And Frankie

Celebrate Female Friendships With Netflix’s Grace And Frankie

To see two 70-something year olds find hope in each other as friends at an extremely tedious point in their lives gives a certain sense of security that we never witnessed growing up.
A Proposal

A Proposal: The Short Film Tackling The Woman’s Right To Say No!

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A Proposal is a short film featuring Sayani Gupta portraying the violence women are vulnerable to for merely choosing to say 'NO'.
Why I Stopped Watching Reality Shows: TV Anchors And Casual Sexism

Why I Stopped Watching Reality Shows: TV Anchors And Casual Sexism

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After growing up, I basically ended up despising almost all of the reality shows, not because of the contestants, but because of the insensitive 'jokes' of the anchors, which never made any sense to me.

Women In The Game Of Thrones – How Far Have They Come?

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The Game of Thrones is now being battled predominantly between women. How far have the Westerosi women come since Season 1?
Koffee with Kringe: Can We Stop With The 'Boys Will Be Boys' Narrative Already?

Koffee with Kringe: Can We Stop With The ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ Narrative Already?

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Is it time to be disillusioned and recognise the inherent homophobia and misogyny that seem to underline this show that might as well be named Koffee with Kringe?

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Dear Media, Use These New Stock Images To Depict Rape Instead! | #GBVinMedia

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FII ran a crowdsourced art campaign to create new stock images for the media to use when covering incidents of gender-based violence.
'Intelligent' TV Shows Disappoint Asexual, Aromantic And LGBTQ Spectrum

‘Intelligent’ TV Shows Disappoint Asexual, Aromantic And LGBTQ Spectrum

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Linking asexual and aromantic nature of both of them to asocial and arrogant behavior, makes aromantics and asexuals look cold-hearted machines.
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.