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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.

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...

Peggy Olsen, Joan Harris and Sally Draper – The Women Who Ruled Mad Men

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As a show, Mad Men is sublime. Combining amazing production values with some of the most complicated characters, the show has changed the TV landscape.

10 Most Powerful Superheroines In Comic-book Films

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We wish to see more super-heroines in comic-book films who do not need big busts & curvy outfits, & revealing busts- how about them just kicking some ass.

Dear Vogue India, It Is Time To Stop ‘Empowering’ Women!

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Vogue comes out with the third video of the empower series and we are really hoping this is the last of the mix. While the first video made no sense, the second one got it all wrong, and now, the third one aptly supports this trilogy of blunders. And here is why we think Vogue is completely off the mark and it is time to stop!

BOYS DON’T CRY: The gender guidelines and empowerment efforts

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Recently Vogue India has come up with an amazing mission of creating short videos to spread awareness on women empowerment, which is often being hashtagged...

‘Going Home’ – #Fauxempowerment? On Vikas Bahl’s New Short Film & Why It Is...

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There have been a flurry of 'viral videos' and short films that seek to exploit the rise of feminism in India. Despite the few good...

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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.
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’.
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.