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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.

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.
Sharp Objects Review: Imperfect Women And Female Rage

Sharp Objects Review: Imperfect Women And Female Rage

Sharp Objects is a story about women – not in their relative positions to men, but as the underprivileged co-inhabitors of a patriarchal society.
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Grey’s Anatomy’s ‘Silent All These Years’ Accurately Captures The Trauma Of Survivors

Grey's anatomy episode "Silent All These Years" accurately portrays the survivours' trauma and the healing power of women's solidarity.
The Big Bang Theory And Its Black Holes: A Feminist review of the series finale.

The Big Bang Theory And Its Black Holes: A Feminist Review Of The Series...

The finale of The Big Bang Theory aired on Friday raises important questions with regard to its women characters and their representation.
Inside Mistress May’s (Hot Pink) Dungeon: A Review Of Netflix’s Bonding

Inside Mistress May’s (Hot Pink) Dungeon: A Review Of Netflix’s Bonding

The official Netflix puts the description as “A New York City grad student moonlighting as a dominatrix enlists her gay BFF from high school to be her assistant”.
Game of Thrones Women Characters

Why Are All The Lead Women Characters Crushed In Game Of Thrones Series End?

Game of Thrones nurtured many women characters since the beginning of the series, each season layered them with more nuances, with some seasons dedicated specifically to their rise and fall and yet in the end, it slaughters them with one cold episode.
Featured Image - Camp: Notes On Fashion – The Queer, The Feminist, The Political

Camp: Notes On Fashion – The Queer, The Feminist, The Political

To be a deviant, a maverick, and unapologetically liberated, and to occupy disallowed spaces is Camp. Reclaiming words, spaces, traditions, expressions is Camp.
A Feminist Review Of Avengers Endgame: A Soft Nod To Female Solidarity

A Feminist Review Of Avengers Endgame: A Soft Nod To Female Solidarity

Other than a soft nod to female solidarity in the last bit of the last sequence, Avengers Endgame sticks to its own boys club agenda.
12 Powerful Spoken Word Artists You Need To Add to Your Playlist

12 Powerful Spoken Word Artists You Need To Add To Your Playlist

Spoken word poetry builds a powerful platform for artists to speak on various social issues through their own identities. Here's a list of performers every spoken word enthusiast must listen to.
The Evolution Of Hindi Television And Their Portrayal Of 'Indian Values'

The Evolution Of Hindi Television And Their Portrayal Of ‘Indian Values’

How has the consumption of Indian television shows changed the Indian viewers – or are the shows merely a reflection of the changing Indian values?

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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.