Saturday, March 28, 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.

3 Animated Comedy Series For Women To Truly Enjoy

3 Animated Comedy Series For Women To Truly Enjoy

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At a time when my Facebook wall was full of people quoting BoJack Horseman or posting different scenes from the show, I felt curious to look into this animated comedy series that so many of my peers could unabashedly relate to.

Women In The Game Of Thrones – How Far Have They Come?

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The Game of Thrones is now being battled predominantly between women. How far have the Westerosi women come since Season 1?
An Ode To The Brilliant Fleabag And The Feminist Guilt It Explores

An Ode To The Brilliant Fleabag And The Feminist Guilt It Explores

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What Fleabag does is, that it sees that community and it tries to give it something of a cathartic feminist comedy.
Mom: A Feminist Reading Of Sridevi's New Blockbuster

Mom: A Feminist Reading Of Sridevi’s New Blockbuster

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While Mom gets some things right in its sensitive handling of rape scenes, it reverts to some damaging tropes of rape survivor as helpless victim.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
Why Must Sumukhi Suresh's Legacy Be Tainted By Utsav Chakraborty?

Why Must Sumukhi Suresh’s Legacy Be Tainted By Utsav Chakraborty?

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Hotstar’s decision to take down Better Life Foundation is an empty gesture as it invalidates the talent of women like Sumukhi Suresh and Debbie Rao.
Engendered Study On How Ads Perpetuate Gender Stereotypes

A Study By Engendered Reveals How Diwali Ads Stereotype Women

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Engendered analysed 80 print and audiovisual ads from the Diwali blitz period to study them for gender norms and gender stereotypes.
A Feminist Reading Of Thor: Ragnarok

A Feminist Reading Of Thor: Ragnarok

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Thor: Ragnarok attempts to stand out from the rest of the films in the MCU by better representation of its female characters.
5 Punjabi Songs That Sums Up Present Day Sexism For You

5 Punjabi Songs That Sum Up Present Day Sexism For You

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Most of the Punjabi songs these days either show stalking or relationships where women are demanding things from their husbands and boyfriends.
Why Indian Daily Soaps Are Still Stuck With “Saas-Bahu” And “Beti”?

Why Indian Daily Soaps Are Still Stuck With “Saas-Bahu” And “Beti”?

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Indian daily soaps have had a history of selling themselves on the objectification of women. More recently, major chunk of Indian TV industry majorly revolves around "Saas-Bahu" plot-points.

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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.
Men’s “Lockdown” Anxiety About Creeping Feminism Could Trigger A Painful Tsunami Of Reform

Men’s “Lockdown” Anxiety About Creeping Feminism Could Trigger A Painful Tsunami Of Reform

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This is why the 21-day lockdown is a critical test of who is fittest. We cannot let this manxiety that goes on to fuel a feminist coup, become the status quo.

“The Sex Which Is Not One”: Vaginismus And The Construction Of Female Sexuality

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It is always important to keep in mind that vaginismus is a common occurrence among women and it should always be seen as any other ailment.