Tuesday, March 31, 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.

Sacred Games: Where Women Must Die To Keep The Plot Alive

Sacred Games: Where Women Must Die To Keep The Plot Alive

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In Sacred Games, Muslims' stotylines are just waiting to be obliterated and women have to die in order to motivate the two protagonists.
The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

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This week the multi-billion dollar razor company, Gillette came out with its commercial ‘We Believe: The Best Men Can Be’ and it has wreaked havoc for many.
Inside Mistress May’s (Hot Pink) Dungeon: A Review Of Netflix’s Bonding

Inside Mistress May’s (Hot Pink) Dungeon: A Review Of Netflix’s Bonding

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The official Netflix puts the description as “A New York City grad student moonlighting as a dominatrix enlists her gay BFF from high school to be her assistant”.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Is What TV (And The World) Should Look Like

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Is What TV (And The World) Should Look Like

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People of colour, women, and LGBTQIA+ characters on Brooklyn Nine-Nine aren't props to bounce jokes off of – instead, they are well-written characters who serve as important a function.
The Phenomenon That Is Maya Sarabhai

The Phenomenon That Is Maya Sarabhai

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Maya Sarabhai, keeps ridiculing the middle class and it's habits, yet her insults still keep us laughing to the core, ever wondered why?

Rap It Up!—New Rap By Star Nick From MTV Hustle Is A Cringe-Fest

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Nikita Sharma, better known as Star Nick, participated in MTV Hustle, a show wherein various talented individuals compete to determine the best rapper amongst them.
Sorry Dave Chappelle, Your Netflix Special Isn't Funny At All

Sorry Dave Chappelle, Your Stand Up Show Isn’t Funny At All

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Dave Chappelle has had a history of making problematic and offensive statements under the guise of “jokes” since he first started, quite like many other male stand-up comedians like him.
Fat Shaming Is The Easiest Trope For Advertisers To Fall Back On

Fat Shaming Is The Easiest Trope For Advertisers To Fall Back On

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Why do corporations that have nothing to do with body image use fat shaming as their motif for advertisement? The answer is that is works.
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.
Menstruation In Media: Concealment & Celebration | #ThePadEffect

Menstruation In Media: Concealment & Celebration | #ThePadEffect

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Social media has allowed women to combat the negative and harmful ways in which menstruation has been depicted in films and popular media.

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Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.
Amid COVID-19, India's Deep Rooted Exclusivity Becomes Evident

Amid Covid-19, India’s Deep Rooted Exclusivity Becomes Evident

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a very big issue in itself and needs to be solved as early as possible; but in India, that is not possible if we are not ready to finally acknowledge the flaws in our existing social system.
Bingo! Your Privilege Has Been Revealed

Bingo! Your Privilege Has Been Revealed

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Evident in both the Bingos are ample accounts of unpleasant experience in the savarna-dominated academia that is missing in both the JNU and the HCU counterparts; in HCU’s, academic engagement is summed up with ‘visited the reading room’ and ‘backlog’.