Monday, September 23, 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.

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.
Featured Image - Camp: Notes On Fashion – The Queer, The Feminist, The Political

Camp: Notes On Fashion – The Queer, The Feminist, The Political

To be a deviant, a maverick, and unapologetically liberated, and to occupy disallowed spaces is Camp. Reclaiming words, spaces, traditions, expressions is Camp.
A Feminist Review Of Avengers Endgame: A Soft Nod To Female Solidarity

A Feminist Review Of Avengers Endgame: A Soft Nod To Female Solidarity

Other than a soft nod to female solidarity in the last bit of the last sequence, Avengers Endgame sticks to its own boys club agenda.
The Evolution Of Hindi Television And Their Portrayal Of 'Indian Values'

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

How has the consumption of Indian television shows changed the Indian viewers – or are the shows merely a reflection of the changing Indian values?
Delhi Crime: A Seven Hour Long Advertisement For Delhi Police

Delhi Crime: A Seven Hour Long Advertisement For Delhi Police

Delhi Crime has been garnering largely positive reviews from critics and viewers alike. This will not be one of those reviews.

9 Inclusive Feminist Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Here's a list of feminist podcasts featuring queer women, non-binary folks, trans women and women of colour.
Dirty John Reveals How Society Help Abusers Co-Opt The Victim Narrative

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

In Dirty John, he checks all the boxes of an abuser. In his version of the story, however, he is always the victim.

Why Netflix’s Cancellation Of One Day At A Time Is Unacceptable

One Day at a Time was cancelled after three glorious seasons. I, like everyone else on the internet, couldn’t be more annoyed about it.
Azadi! How The Gully Boy Rap Was First A War Cry Against Patriarchy

Azadi! How The Gully Boy Rap Was First A War Cry Against Patriarchy

The chant ‘Azadi’ traces back to a 1991 conference at Jadavpur University where activist Kamla Bhasin first recited her poem titled ‘Azadi’.

Why Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s #MeToo Episode Was Perfect In Its Portrayal

It was incredibly refreshing to see the #MeToo movement portrayed on Brooklyn Nine-Nine with such honesty.

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Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.
Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

The debate on the ‘Menstruation Benefit Bill’ tabled by Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh in 2018, triggered widespread discussion on the need to have menstrual leave policy for working women every month.
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.