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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.

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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?
Feminist Memes

Feminist Memes – Subverting Patriarchy With Humour!

Feminist memes subvert the harmful stereotypes propagated by the countless sexist memes, fighting sexism with humour and wit.

BMW India Teaches Men How To Control Women With Simple Gestures

BMW India's ad about their Gesture Control feature also announces how they like their women – beautiful, silent, and under a man's control.
Disney Ups Its Game: The Six Most Progressive Disney Princesses

Disney Ups Its Game: The 6 Most Progressive Disney Princesses

These progressive Disney princesses have moved away from avatars of old-fashioned, submissive women and are independent, strong and diverse.
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Femvertising: How Corporates Co-opt Feminism To Sell Us Things

Femvertising is trend of corporates employing feminist ideals in order to sell products – except that they get it wrong most of the time.
Menstruation In Media: Concealment & Celebration | #ThePadEffect

Menstruation In Media: Concealment & Celebration | #ThePadEffect

Social media has allowed women to combat the negative and harmful ways in which menstruation has been depicted in films and popular media.
The Phenomenon That Is Maya Sarabhai

The Phenomenon That Is Maya Sarabhai

Maya Sarabhai, keeps ridiculing the middle class and it's habits, yet her insults still keep us laughing to the core, ever wondered why?
Disney Princesses

How To Be A Damsel-In-Distress: A Lesson By Disney Princesses

Disney princesses teach us valuable lessons in patriarchy – how to be saved by men, how to follow instructions, and how to stay beautiful.
Dove's body positive bottles

Dove’s ‘Body Positive Bottles’ Literally Turn Women’s Bodies Into Objects

Dove's patronizing message of body positivity is something that literally no woman needed in her body wash bottles.
The Transformation Of Bihu Songs: From Celebrating Spring To Objectifying Women Bihu celebrations in Assam

The Transformation Of Bihu Songs: From Celebrating Spring To Objectifying Women

Bihu and the sentiment of Bihu songs have changed over time, objectification of women and misogyny have now become common themes in them.

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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.
In Photos: Meet 5 Women Smashing Patriarchy With Their Unstereotypical Jobs

In Photos: Meet 5 Women Smashing Patriarchy With Their Unstereotypical Jobs

Women are knocking down stereotypes in previously self-proclaimed male-dominated roles by taking on path-breaking, unstereotypical jobs across sectors that many might term as unconventional choices.
पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

मासिकधर्म और सैनिटरी पैड पर हमारे घरों में चर्चा करने की बेहद ज़रूरत है और जिसकी शुरुआत हम महिलाओं को ही करनी होगी।