Saturday, January 25, 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.

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 Wolf Pack: Are Our Item Songs Giving In To A Gang Rape Fantasy?

The Wolf Pack: Are Our Item Songs Giving In To A Gang Rape Fantasy?

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The recent pattern of item songs where a lone woman dances for a horde of men, like in Chikni Chameli and Ek Do Teen, reminds me of gang molestation.
Why I Filed A Complaint Against Khichdi And Its Gross Objectification Of Women

Why I Filed A Complaint Against Khichdi And Its Gross Objectification Of Women

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Khichdi made me realise that what is often dismissed as humor is sheer misogyny propagated by insensitive mindsets like those who were behind making such shows.
Four More Shots Please Review: Glass Half Full

Four More Shots Please Review: Glass Half Full

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With four very different females in the lead roles, Four More Shots Please tries to provide a glimpse into the life of a modern, urban, upper class, upper caste, privileged woman in India.
Mission Over Mars (M.O.M) Showcases The Challenges Working Women Face

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

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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.
Here's Why 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' Is Not A Feminist Show

Here’s Why ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’ Is Not A Feminist Show

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Ladies and gentlemen, this is the women empowering serial- "Zindagi Gulzar hai"- a guide to middle class girls on how to achieve social mobility by remaining virginal and thus, marrying burger guys who can claim to deserve them after "being boys for most of their life".
Disney Ups Its Game: The Six Most Progressive Disney Princesses

Disney Ups Its Game: The 6 Most Progressive Disney Princesses

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These progressive Disney princesses have moved away from avatars of old-fashioned, submissive women and are independent, strong and diverse.
F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Why I Am Not So Fond Of F.R.I.E.N.D.S Anymore

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F.R.I.E.N.D.S is homophobic, sexist, racist, transphobic and a show full of gender stereotypes like any other sitcom.
How Internet Beauty Gurus Sell The Myth of Perfection Online

How Internet Beauty Gurus Sell The Myth of Perfection Online

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Many social media beauty gurus falsely advertise what "real skin" looks like with the use of filters and editing and claim natural beauty.
music

Gender Stereotypes Based On The Music Playlist

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Rock music found resonance with me as I found it to be aggressive and it was my means to question the world.

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10 Women Journalists Who Made Their Voices Heard In 2019

10 Women Journalists Who Made Their Voices Heard In 2019

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Here’s a list of 10 women journalists who have carved a major space in the journalism world in 2019 and made their voices heard.
VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

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Seema Ramchandani, Pratichee Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, and Anushka Manchanda formed VIVA after winning the contest launched by Channel V.
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'.