Sunday, February 23, 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.

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.
How Advertisements Perpetuate Sexism & Gender-Based Violence

How Advertisements Perpetuate Sexism & Gender-Based Violence

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Indian advertisements are serving the agenda of neo-liberalism by falsification of feminist discourse, and strengthening classist differentiation in society.

Man’s World: A Good Attempt But Failed Execution

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Man's World is a short series by YashRaj Films, which tries to show every sexism that women face via gender role reversals.

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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Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

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The Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson kicked up a storm with his seemingly compelling arguments against feminism, political correctness, and more.
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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.
Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

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A man at a higher position, who has rejected the idea of marriage is looked at like a saint whereas an unmarried woman with the same status would always be the topic of gossip.