Sunday, January 26, 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.

The Evolution Of Hindi Television And Their Portrayal Of 'Indian Values'

The Evolution Of Hindi Television And Their Portrayal Of ‘Indian Values’

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How has the consumption of Indian television shows changed the Indian viewers – or are the shows merely a reflection of the changing Indian values?
Four More Shots Please Review: Glass Half Full

Four More Shots Please Review: Glass Half Full

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With four very different females in the lead roles, Four More Shots Please tries to provide a glimpse into the life of a modern, urban, upper class, upper caste, privileged woman in India.
Lights, Camera, Action: A Review Of Vice India's Series On Pornography

Lights, Camera, Action: A Review Of Vice India’s Series On Pornography

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'Lights, Camera, Action' dismantles India's hypocritical and regressive views on pornography and encourages open discussions about sexuality.

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.
Manitary Pads: The New Video By Men Satirizing Mansplaining

Manitary Pads: The New Video By Men Satirizing Mansplaining

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These men created the perfect product - sanitary napkins for women created, produced and designed exclusively by men - manitary pads!
Mrs. Maisel: Just As Marvellous As Before

Mrs. Maisel: Just As Marvellous As Before

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Mrs. Maisel is one of the few women who refused to give in to conditioning.This is not to say that she is perfect: she is far from it. And that is what makes the show perfect.
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.
Dirty John Reveals How Society Help Abusers Co-Opt The Victim Narrative

Dirty John Reveals How Society Helps Abusers Co-Opt The Victim Narrative

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In Dirty John, he checks all the boxes of an abuser. In his version of the story, however, he is always the victim.
A Not-So-Patriot Act The Undue Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

A Not-So-Patriot Act: The Unwarranted Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

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Predictably, in this hostile environment, the newest episode of Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act was met with over-the-top and ridiculous outrage, complete with nastiness online, calls to boycott Netflix, and a harsh critique of Minhaj
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Dear Bollywood, When Will You Cater To The Female Gaze?

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Women's stories and stories by women are important. We need more female directors in Bollywood, in order to do justice to female gaze.

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10 Women Journalists Who Made Their Voices Heard In 2019

10 Women Journalists Who Made Their Voices Heard In 2019

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Here’s a list of 10 women journalists who have carved a major space in the journalism world in 2019 and made their voices heard.
VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

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Seema Ramchandani, Pratichee Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, and Anushka Manchanda formed VIVA after winning the contest launched by Channel V.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

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On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.