Thursday, April 2, 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.

Menstruation In Media: Concealment & Celebration | #ThePadEffect

Menstruation In Media: Concealment & Celebration | #ThePadEffect

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Social media has allowed women to combat the negative and harmful ways in which menstruation has been depicted in films and popular media.
Four Reasons Why Four More Shots Please Missed The Mark

4 Reasons Why Four More Shots Please Misses The Mark

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Four More Shots Please was branded as a feminist show celebrating women and their lives. Though it touched upon and talked about society’s usually hushed up topics, it still feeds on the roots of internalised prejudices.
female gaze

Dear Bollywood, When Will You Cater To The Female Gaze?

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Women's stories and stories by women are important. We need more female directors in Bollywood, in order to do justice to female gaze.

Why Today’s Advertisements Continue To Be Problematic

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By and large, a lot of our advertisements are the products of the cultural and social norms of our environments usually, particularly in many conservative households that are still prevalent across societies.
4 Progressive Web Series That Are A Must Watch | Feminism In India

4 Progressive Web Series That Are A Must Watch

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With their short duration and limited episodes, the content of progressive web series is subversive, entertaining and keeps you hooked.
4 Things That Make One Day At A Time The Progressive Sitcom You Should Not Miss

4 Things That Make One Day At A Time The Progressive Sitcom You Should...

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One Day At A Time does not only deal with sensitive issues such as mental health, racism, religion, and challenges faced by the migrants, but is also impressively unapologetic when it comes to gender-related subjects.
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.
The Sororal Saga: Female Friendships In Bollywood

The Sororal Saga: Female Friendships In Bollywood

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Female friendships in Bollywood movies haven’t been explored as much as male friendships. There is more celebration of female enmity in Indian cinema: women pitted against each other centred on a male, mostly the hero.
sexist phrases

5 Sexist Phrases I Caught Myself Using And Other Examples Of Everyday Sexism

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I found myself and others unconsciously using these sexist phrases on a daily basis. It was a sharp reminder of how insidious patriarchy was.
A Woman's Besties

A Review Of AIB’s ‘A Woman’s Besties’

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Witness a parody of female and male desire, as well as the nature of the anxiety and internal dialogue that a woman goes through before sex.

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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.