Wednesday, January 22, 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.

female gaze

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.
The Auratnaak Comedy Show: Pakistani Women Roast Patriarchy On Stage

The Auratnaak Comedy Show: Pakistani Women Roast Patriarchy On Stage

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The Auratnaak comedy show attempted to explore the phenomena associated with patriarchy in the Pakistani society on a grass-root level.

Scarlett Johansson Playing A Trans Man In Tex Gill’s Biopic Is So Wrong

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Scarlett Johansson doesn't understand how her playing a transgender man in a biopic about his life is ethically and morally wrong.
aib

So, Just How Progressive Is AIB?

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It would be ideal if women are included in every production of AIB, even when the conversation is not about sexual abuse or female sexuality.
female friendships

Our Top 5 Favourite Female Friendships In Bollywood

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There are various Bollywood 'woman-centric' films, but barely any that celebrate female friendships in all their complexity.
Men Are Not Funny: Privileged Jokes Are Mere Expressions Of Power

The Business Of Humour Is A ‘Man’s Job’ – But They Aren’t Even Funny?

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Until recently, funny jokes have only been a culmination of sexist and casteist tropes that thrive on dehumanisation of the minorities.
Game of Thrones Women Characters

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

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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.
My ID Is Gangnam Beauty Review: What’s Wrong With Plastic?

My ID Is Gangnam Beauty Review: What’s Wrong With Plastic?

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'My ID is Gangnam Beauty' does not dismiss the beauty industry. The focus is on choice and self-love. If self-love is to be achieved through medical interference, it is considered perfectly alright.
The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

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This week the multi-billion dollar razor company, Gillette came out with its commercial ‘We Believe: The Best Men Can Be’ and it has wreaked havoc for many.
chick flicks

Chick Flicks And Our Love-Hate Relationship With Them

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Chick flicks have created spaces for certain characters to exist, a space that has been denied to them both in literature and screen.

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"All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences": In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

“All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences”: In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

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We interviewed Jyotsna Siddharth, an actor and a writer, who is also the founder of Project-Anti-Caste, Love and Dalit Feminism Archive.
Mind Your Slogans: Casteist And Sexist Slogans Must Be Condemned

Mind Your Slogans: Casteist And Sexist Slogans Must Be Condemned

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A feminist intervention (no matter how much you may disdain because nation comes first), refuses to sabotage the movement with sexist and casteist slurs to be thrown in the face of power.
Why We Must Condemn Jair Bolsonaro As Republic Day Chief Guest?

Why We Must Condemn Jair Bolsonaro As Republic Day Chief Guest?

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Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right president, is infamously known globally for his regressive stances on abortion, anti-affirmative action, homosexuality and secularism.