Monday, September 16, 2019

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.

Legal Case Against Honey Singh, The Flag Bearer Of Misogyny

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.
Why Everyone Needs To Watch Grace And Frankie

Celebrate Female Friendships With Netflix’s Grace And Frankie

To see two 70-something year olds find hope in each other as friends at an extremely tedious point in their lives gives a certain sense of security that we never witnessed growing up.
Meet Holland: Korea's First Openly Gay K-pop Idol

Meet Holland: Korea’s First Openly Gay K-pop Idol

Korea's first openly gay k-pop idol, Holland, shatters the heteronormative K-pop industry and uses his music to address the violence faced by the sexual minorities.

Watch: How Are Women Portrayed On Indian Television

In this episode of Scratching The Surface, Vitamin Stree takes a closer look at women characters and their potrayal on Indian television.
Netflix’s 'The Perfection’ Punishes Its Victims With Violence To Protect Them From It

The Perfection Punishes Its Victims With Violence To Protect Them From It

The Perfection isn’t your regular rape-revenge drama, in that it is much more disturbing and terrible than can be imagined.
Sharp Objects Review: Imperfect Women And Female Rage

Sharp Objects Review: Imperfect Women And Female Rage

Sharp Objects is a story about women – not in their relative positions to men, but as the underprivileged co-inhabitors of a patriarchal society.
silent all these years

Grey’s Anatomy’s ‘Silent All These Years’ Accurately Captures The Trauma Of Survivors

Grey's anatomy episode "Silent All These Years" accurately portrays the survivours' trauma and the healing power of women's solidarity.
The Big Bang Theory And Its Black Holes: A Feminist review of the series finale.

The Big Bang Theory And Its Black Holes: A Feminist Review Of The Series...

The finale of The Big Bang Theory aired on Friday raises important questions with regard to its women characters and their representation.
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

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”.
Game of Thrones Women Characters

Why Are All The Lead Women Characters Crushed In Game Of Thrones Series End?

Game of Thrones nurtured many women characters since the beginning of the series, each season layered them with more nuances, with some seasons dedicated specifically to their rise and fall and yet in the end, it slaughters them with one cold episode.

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B. Vijayalakshmi: The Physicist Who Fought Feudalistic Academia| #IndianWomenInHistory

B. Vijayalakshmi: The Physicist Who Fought Feudalistic Academia| #IndianWomenInHistory

B. Vijayalakshmi as a scientist is known to few. Yet, she is perhaps one of the most brilliant minds to have existed in the Indian Physics community. Although her life was cut short by cancer, never once did it waver her spirit from scientific curiosity and work, of politics and social awareness.
Maternal Mortality Rate: Does India Really Care About Its Mothers?

Maternal Mortality Rate: Does India Really Care About Its mothers?

A country’s maternal mortality rate is one of the most crucial indicators of how it prioritises it’s women.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.