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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.

Korean Dramas: Deconstructing Masculinities, Constructing Gender Stereotypes

Korean Dramas: Deconstructing Masculinities, Constructing Gender Stereotypes

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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

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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

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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

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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.
Netflix's Beecham House Review: A Woke White Orientalist’s Dream

Netflix’s Beecham House Review: A Woke White Orientalist’s Dream

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Despite streaming on Netflix India, ‘Beecham House’, a British TV show that has been criticized heavily in the UK for its subpar writing and acting, has not ruffled any feathers among reviewers and critics based in India
how have sitcoms handled rejection

How Have Sitcoms Handled Rejection? | #JustNotInterested

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Problematic scenes in sitcoms sometimes fail to catch the viewer’s attention because of their comic presentation.

TikTok In India: How Cyber Secure Is The App?

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If we were to look into the collection of TikTok videos available on sites like YouTube, the trends that are seen with regards to the identity safety of users on the app can seem alarming.

Laugh Off The Sexism: The Counter Culture Of Feminist Memes

To combat the circulation of sexist memes, and stifle the sexist laugh, counter feminist memes are in circulation as well. These feminist memes employ subversive humour to overturn the sexist humour, being able to afford a laugh at their expense.

Legal Case Against Honey Singh, The Flag Bearer Of Misogyny

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Honey Singh has made headlines yet again for his problematic lyrics, prompting legal action against him. The Punjab Women Commission recently filed a complaint against the rapper for using vulgar lyrics against women in one of his songs.

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Bingo! Your Privilege Has Been Revealed

Bingo! Your Privilege Has Been Revealed

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Evident in both the Bingos are ample accounts of unpleasant experience in the savarna-dominated academia that is missing in both the JNU and the HCU counterparts; in HCU’s, academic engagement is summed up with ‘visited the reading room’ and ‘backlog’.
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.
Ecofeminism And COVID-19: Prejudices Of A Hindu Brahminical Society

Ecofeminism And COVID-19: Prejudices Of A Hindu Brahminical Society

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The eco-conscious health responses to the COVID-19 outbreak in India have revealed the heterosexist, racial, ageist, casteist, and classist prejudices of an overt Hindu-Brahminical society. The idea of environmentalism driven by capitalism, nationalism, and cultural imperialism exploit marginalised humans, animals, and nature alike. Therefore, the discussions around epidemics, animal welfare, and climate change must be nothing but ecofeminist.