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.

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.
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.

FridaMoji Is Exactly The Upgrade Your Emoji Keyboard Needed!

An LA graphic designer created the FridaMoji keyboard, honouring the legendary feminist painter Frida Kahlo, and we can't get enough of them!
A Proposal

A Proposal: The Short Film Tackling The Woman’s Right To Say No!

A Proposal is a short film featuring Sayani Gupta portraying the violence women are vulnerable to for merely choosing to say 'NO'.
13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why: Unpacking Teenage Suicide, Sexual Violence And Mental Health

13 Why Reasons why initiates a conversation on teenage suicide and mental health, an important conversation which needs to be started.
Cartoon by Mario Miranda

The Cartoons Of Mario Miranda And The Art of Sexist Nostalgia

Mario Miranda's depiction of female characters, however, seemed to be hand in glove with staple Whatsapp forwards I come across regularly on family groups – portraying women as looks obsessed, poking fun at women whose bodies do not conform to beauty norms, and reproducing the stereotype of the bullying, money-burning, suspicious wife and the harassed, hard working husband.

Why You Should Be Watching #ThatsHarassment – The Video Series On Sexual Harassment

#ThatsHarassment is a series of 6 short films talking about the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in everyday life – and they're brilliant.
Female Comedians: Aditi Mittal

India’s Female Comedians Are A Badass And Much-Needed Counter To Sexist Humour

One needs to direct less laughter at women and more by women. Female comedians introduce the woman's perspective in India's comedy arena.

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Anuradha Koirala: The Woman Who Rescued More Than 12,000 Girls From Sex Trafficking

Anuradha Koirala has rescued 12,000 girls in her journey of 20 years. It is believed that 12,000 is the same number of girls and women trafficked to India each year.

Here Is A Step By Step Guide To Manage Savarna Privilege

The current regime that gleams on the suffering of minorities has given us a new brand of thinkers and activists, and to understand this phenomenon we have to confront Savarna Feminism.

Laugh Off The Sexism: The Counter Culture Of Feminist Memes

To combat the circulation of sexist memes, and stifle the sexist laugh, counter feminist memes are in circulation as well. These feminist memes employ subversive humour to overturn the sexist humour, being able to afford a laugh at their expense.