Monday, November 18, 2019

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 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?
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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.
FridaMoji

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.

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Flying Solo: 5 Female Masturbation Techniques Worth Exploring

Flying Solo: 5 Female Masturbation Techniques Worth Exploring

Get to know the bumps and curves of your one unique body and see how she rewards you in return. Here are some masturbation techniques to help you along your journey.
The ‘Unlikeable’ Millennial Woman In Fleabag And Who Gets To Be Her

The ‘Unlikeable’ Millennial Woman In Fleabag And Who Gets To Be Her

Boo’s death replays a familiar trope on television that Angelica Bastién describes as “women in refrigerators”—in which female characters are killed to push the plot forward and fuel the angst of male characters. Fleabag takes this trope and puts a feminist spin on it.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.