Monday, November 18, 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.

Mission Over Mars (M.O.M) Showcases The Challenges Working Women Face

Mission Over Mars (M.O.M) Showcases The Challenges Working Women Face

Loosely based on the true-life event of India's Mangalyaan launch, Ekta Kapoor’s web series, Mission Over Mars (M.O.M.), follows four scientists as they navigate through dramatic hurdles.
Sorry Dave Chappelle, Your Netflix Special Isn't Funny At All

Sorry Dave Chappelle, Your Stand Up Show Isn’t Funny At All

Dave Chappelle has had a history of making problematic and offensive statements under the guise of “jokes” since he first started, quite like many other male stand-up comedians like him.
Netflix's Queer Eye Breaks Social Constructs Even Within The Queer Community

Netflix’s Queer Eye Breaks Social Constructs Even Within The Queer Community

Entering in 2018, the Netflix series Queer Eye, has gained significant popularity due to its groundbreaking content which defies historically set conventions of gender identity at large.
HBO's Big Little Lies Review: The Little Big Truths About Women's Lives

HBO’s Big Little Lies Review: The Little Big Truths About Women’s Lives

One abusive man, some more foolish men, strong mothers, cute children, beautiful locales, luxurious cars, great music, fake-toothed Meryl Streep and a big fat lie—these aspects pretty much sum up Big Little Lies on HBO.

Rap It Up!—New Rap By Star Nick From MTV Hustle Is A Cringe-Fest

Nikita Sharma, better known as Star Nick, participated in MTV Hustle, a show wherein various talented individuals compete to determine the best rapper amongst them.
Korean Dramas: Deconstructing Masculinities, Constructing Gender Stereotypes

Korean Dramas: Deconstructing Masculinities, Constructing Gender Stereotypes

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.
John Clayton Mayer: A Feminist Revisits Her Far-From Teenage Crush

John Clayton Mayer: A Feminist Revisits Her Far-From-Childhood Crush

Instead of being a force for positive change, John Clayton Mayer entirely abused his platform at the peak of his career and popularity.
Cumbrous Corset Comeback: Rethinking The Cinched Waist

Cumbrous Corset Comeback: Rethinking The Cinched Waist

Corset should be a garment fitted for the needs of those who choose to wear it, not tangled in historical misconceptions.
The New Fun Foods Advertisement—Providing Food for Thought

The New Fun Foods Advertisement—Providing Food for Thought

It’s a clear message; so clear that it’s hard to miss—that cooking skills, care, concern, drive, labour etc., in the kitchen are inconsequential. The hero really is the jar of mayonnaise.
Feminists And The Kardashians: A Love-Hate Relationship

Feminists And The Kardashians: A Love-Hate Relationship

While I cannot dictate how the feminist in you should view them, here is a quick lay-down on the Kardashian-Jenner brand of feminism.

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Flying Solo: 5 Female Masturbation Techniques Worth Exploring

Flying Solo: 5 Female Masturbation Techniques Worth Exploring

Get to know the bumps and curves of your one unique body and see how she rewards you in return. Here are some masturbation techniques to help you along your journey.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.
The ‘Unlikeable’ Millennial Woman In Fleabag And Who Gets To Be Her

The ‘Unlikeable’ Millennial Woman In Fleabag And Who Gets To Be Her

Boo’s death replays a familiar trope on television that Angelica Bastién describes as “women in refrigerators”—in which female characters are killed to push the plot forward and fuel the angst of male characters. Fleabag takes this trope and puts a feminist spin on it.