Thursday, February 27, 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.

In ‘The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’, Witchcraft Is The Backdrop To A Bigger Problem – Patriarchy

In ‘The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’, Witchcraft Is The Backdrop To A Bigger Problem...

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Through the course of the story, Sabrina’s defiance of the rules of the dark world unravels a series of mishaps that ultimately can be undone by her – and that would come at a price.

Don’t Mancriminate – A Sad Marketing Ploy To Grab Eyeballs!

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I recently came across a video titled Don’t Mancriminate which is part of a campaign that claims to fight for ‘men's rights’. The almost-five...

Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Nanette’ Is Feminist Rage Against Comedy

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Nanette is so many things at once that it would be unjust to simply say this it is the story of a queer woman. But at its heart it is a narrative of sorrow, shame, empathy and most importantly strength.
Mrs. Maisel: Just As Marvellous As Before

Mrs. Maisel: Just As Marvellous As Before

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Mrs. Maisel is one of the few women who refused to give in to conditioning.This is not to say that she is perfect: she is far from it. And that is what makes the show perfect.

Super Hot Super Heroines: Unrealistic Comic Book Portrayals Of Powerful Women

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From bulging breasts to super slim waists, the depiction of super heroines and female super villains in comic books is unrealistic to say the least! It is demeaning that women have to be shown in such a way to attract men's attention.
The Marvellous Mrs Maisel

The Marvellous Mrs Maisel: Women Can Be Funny Too

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There are many little lessons to be learnt from The Marvellous Mrs Maisel. The most important one being: women are f***ing hilarious.
Netflix's Queer Eye Breaks Social Constructs Even Within The Queer Community

Netflix’s Queer Eye Breaks Social Constructs Even Within The Queer Community

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Entering in 2018, the Netflix series Queer Eye, has gained significant popularity due to its groundbreaking content which defies historically set conventions of gender identity at large.
Zakir Khan's Haq Se Single And The Underlying Glamourisation Of Bro Culture In Comedy

Zakir Khan’s Haq Se Single And The Underlying Glamourisation Of Bro Culture In Comedy

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Zakir Khan's Haq Se Single is yet another stereotypical express of gender roles as he draws thick lines between all over-emotional girls and emotionless, fierce boys.

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.
How Music Promotes Misogyny & Gender-Based Violence

How Music Promotes Misogyny & Gender-Based Violence

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It is time we start realizing that music not just influences our ears but also our minds.

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My Experiences Of Sexual Assault: Toxic 'Dada-Culture' Of Presidency University

My Sexual Assault Trials & Toxic ‘Dada-Culture’ Of Presidency University

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My account isn’t that of an individual’s. It is a reflection of the toxic politics that goes on in the most literate political circles of Kolkata, like that of Presidency University.
Netflix's Sex Education Talks About Sexuality Seamlessly

Netflix’s Sex Education Season 2 Talks About Sexuality Seamlessly

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The Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education which premiered on January 2019 had already garnered significant attention and millions of viewers owing to its fresh take on teenage sexual (mis)adventures and its sensitive storytelling.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.