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Rewatching Gilmore Girls Woke Me Up To Its Problematic Truths

Rewatching Gilmore Girls Woke Me Up To Its Problematic Truths

I’ve always fondly thought of “Gilmore Girls” as the TV equivalent of comfort food, so waking up to its problematic truths wasn’t what I hoped would happen when I re-watched it.
4 Times The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Was Savagely Feminist

4 Times The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Was Savagely Feminist

These are 4 scenes from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel that have been marvelous enough to scream to the whole world, “Yes we are feminists and we are on the path to conquer the world.”
Netflix's Sex Education Is Not Afraid To Talk About Sex

Netflix’s Sex Education Is Not Afraid To Talk About Sex

The Netflix original series Sex Education does not shy away from talking about sex and 'real' teenage problems.
Four Reasons Why Four More Shots Please Missed The Mark

4 Reasons Why Four More Shots Please Misses The Mark

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.
Why I Stopped Watching Reality Shows: TV Anchors And Casual Sexism

Why I Stopped Watching Reality Shows: TV Anchors And Casual Sexism

After growing up, I basically ended up despising almost all of the reality shows, not because of the contestants, but because of the insensitive 'jokes' of the anchors, which never made any sense to me.
Gully Bai: The Asli Labour Class And Casteism

Gully Bai: The Asli Labour Class And Casteism

Nothing said in this article is intended to imply that the creators of Gully Bai deliberately want to perpetuate classism and casteism. I only intend to call for sensitivity when representing marginalised groups. Hire people from diverse backgrounds, hire people from lower castes, get their opinions on your ideas before making and releasing these videos.
Four More Shots Please Review: Glass Half Full

Four More Shots Please Review: Glass Half Full

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.
20 Indian Songs That Are A Must For Your Feminist Playlist

20 Indian Songs That Are A Must For Your Feminist Playlist

These are 20 Indian songs you need to listen to which will empower you and make you feel happy about being a woman.
Hotstar, Can We Face The Problem Instead Of Taking Down Episodes?

Hotstar, Can We Face The Problem Instead Of Taking Down Episodes?

Instead of apologising and assuming accountability for letting this episode be what it was, Hotstar, by choosing to distance itself announced its entry into the boys club!
The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

This week the multi-billion dollar razor company, Gillette came out with its commercial ‘We Believe: The Best Men Can Be’ and it has wreaked havoc for many.

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“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

Ruth Vanita's books broke fresh ground in gender studies by showing that India has a long tradition of same-sex desire.
internalized misogyny

A 101 Introduction To Internalized Misogyny

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard the phrase ‘I am not like other girls’ or 'I am not like most girls' somewhere.
How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

Does Indian comedy has to be sexist and misogynist in order to be funny?