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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.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S

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

F.R.I.E.N.D.S is homophobic, sexist, racist, transphobic and a show full of gender stereotypes like any other sitcom.
Here's Why 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' Is Not A Feminist Show

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

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".
feminist songs

10 Feminist Songs To Listen To When The Patriarchy Has Got You Down

Gather round, feminists! It's exhausting work raging against The Man, so how about you play these feminist songs for a musical pick-me-up?
Gender Bender: How India Discovered Gender Role Reversal Through Pop Culture

Gender Bender: How India Discovered Gender Role Reversal Through Pop Culture

Before Bollywood sauntered on to the scene, India discovered gender reversal through ads, Facebook campaigns and web series.
The TV Show Shakti: Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki' Fails The Intersex Community

The TV Show ‘Shakti: Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki’ Fails The Intersex Community

Despite having an intersex protagonist,'Shakti' is stereotypical saas-bahu soap and steers clear of actual problems faced by the community.
Bolna Aunty Aaun Kya

Bolna Aunty Aau Kya: The Mysterious Lure of ‘Cringe-Pop’

Bolna Aunty Aau Kya falls in the category of performances which defies the notions of 'high culture and art' and churns mass appeal.
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?

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.
sexist phrases

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

I found myself and others unconsciously using these sexist phrases on a daily basis. It was a sharp reminder of how insidious patriarchy was.
spoken word poems

Five Hard-Hitting Spoken Word Poems About Being A Woman In India

Slam poetry is the art of writing words that are meant to be heard, not read. Here are five amazing spoken word poems by women across India.
Majhya Navryachi Baayko Review

Why The Marathi Show ‘Majhya Navryachi Baayko’ Is Problematic: Freedom For Women Only As...

'Majhya Navryachi Baayko' is about a stay-at-home wife; her well-to-do husband; and the husband’s girlfriend, also his subordinate at work.

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Why Women Workers Are Protesting Against H&M

Why Women Workers Are Protesting Against H&M

H&M is the posterchild of sustainable fashion. In reality, it refuses to provide living wages to 850,000 workers around the world.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.