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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.

My ID Is Gangnam Beauty Review: What’s Wrong With Plastic?

My ID Is Gangnam Beauty Review: What’s Wrong With Plastic?

'My ID is Gangnam Beauty' does not dismiss the beauty industry. The focus is on choice and self-love. If self-love is to be achieved through medical interference, it is considered perfectly alright.
7 Progressive Women In The Stories Of Rabindranath Tagore

7 Progressive Women In ‘The Stories Of Rabindranath Tagore’

‘Stories by Rabindranath Tagore’ is a television series based on the novels and short stories of the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. All of the women created by Tagore have one thing in common – their rejection of the subordinate status of women in Bengali society.
Brown Girls Is Unapologetically Honest About Queer Women Of Colour

Brown Girls Is Unapologetically Honest About Queer Women Of Colour

Brown Girls puts forth the absolute necessity of intersectional female solidarity in faces of distress and otherwise.
Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman And The Refreshing Absence Of The Male Gaze

Wonder Woman is perhaps the most relatable big screen superherione I’ve come across, off-setting years of unidimensional female leads.
Netflix’s 'The Perfection’ Punishes Its Victims With Violence To Protect Them From It

The Perfection Punishes Its Victims With Violence To Protect Them From It

The Perfection isn’t your regular rape-revenge drama, in that it is much more disturbing and terrible than can be imagined.
Do Saal Ki Aurat

Do Saal Ki Aurat Caters To Every Patriarchal Stereotype There Is

Do Saal Ki Aurat was an all-cliche fest complete with an all-sacrificing woman struggling to only protect the men in her life.
music

Gender Stereotypes Based On The Music Playlist

Rock music found resonance with me as I found it to be aggressive and it was my means to question the world.
Meet Holland: Korea's First Openly Gay K-pop Idol

Meet Holland: Korea’s First Openly Gay K-pop Idol

Korea's first openly gay k-pop idol, Holland, shatters the heteronormative K-pop industry and uses his music to address the violence faced by the sexual minorities.

Scarlett Johansson Playing A Trans Man In Tex Gill’s Biopic Is So Wrong

Scarlett Johansson doesn't understand how her playing a transgender man in a biopic about his life is ethically and morally wrong.
13 reasons why

13 Reasons Why Failed Me As A Person With Mental Health Issues

The makers of 13 Reasons Why need to stop pretending that they are initiating a dialogue on mental health, or that the show is socially 'woke'.

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18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.
Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.