Thursday, April 9, 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.

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.
The Problematic Representation Of Brown People In American Screens | Feminism In India

The Problematic Representation Of Brown People In American Screens

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What makes these shows with brown people leads difficult for me, is that every one of them vies for or ends up with a white individual.
CAA Protests: Bollywood Actors Failed To Act On Their Ignorance

CAA Protests: Bollywood Actors Failed To Act On Their Ignorance

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Not surprising to see Bollywood actors update their social media on an hourly basis but literally handful of them spoke up on the issue of CAA-NRC.
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10 Feminist Songs To Listen To When The Patriarchy Has Got You Down

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Gather round, feminists! It's exhausting work raging against The Man, so how about you play these feminist songs for a musical pick-me-up?
Mom: A Feminist Reading Of Sridevi's New Blockbuster

Mom: A Feminist Reading Of Sridevi’s New Blockbuster

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While Mom gets some things right in its sensitive handling of rape scenes, it reverts to some damaging tropes of rape survivor as helpless victim.

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.
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? 
Dear White People

Why You Need To Be Watching Netflix’s Dear White People

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Dear White People is centred on the lives of a minority group of black students navigating racial and other forms of discrimination in a predominantly white university.

Legal Case Against Honey Singh, The Flag Bearer Of Misogyny

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Honey Singh has made headlines yet again for his problematic lyrics, prompting legal action against him. The Punjab Women Commission recently filed a complaint against the rapper for using vulgar lyrics against women in one of his songs.
Korean Dramas: Deconstructing Masculinities, Constructing Gender Stereotypes

Korean Dramas: Deconstructing Masculinities, Constructing Gender Stereotypes

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These Korean dramas tread on the murky path of deconstructing masculinity in many ways, and concurrently, construct and reinforce gender roles and norms in innumerable representations of romance.

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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.
COVID-19: A Feminist Killjoy’s Rant On Toxic Productivity In The Academy

COVID-19: A Feminist Killjoy’s Rant On Toxic Productivity In The Academy

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The constant demand and supply of ‘productivity’ in academia, the thumb rule of survival: “publish or perish” is not only problematic but dangerously harmful.

Genda Phool: Misogyny In Songs Continue Despite #MeToo Along With Plagiarism

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All of them have a certain degree of sexism and misogyny reflected in their lyrics and portrayed in their videos. Badshah’s (or is it?) Genda Phool is no exception.