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.

Revisiting Ramayana And Its Relevance Through A Feminist Lens

Revisiting Ramayana And Its Relevance Through A Feminist Lens

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In a post-enlightenment world flooded with the ideas of gender equality, rationality and justice, the re-telecast of Ramayana with these events raises significant and harsh question on the design of Indian society.
How Can Bollywood Handle Complaints Of Sexual Harassment More Effectively?

How Can Bollywood Handle Complaints Of Sexual Harassment More Effectively?

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The stories surfacing under the #MeToo movement are testimony to the fact that sexual harassment has been prevalent but concealed behind the silver screen’s curtain.

Genda Phool: Misogyny In Songs Continue Despite #MeToo Along With Plagiarism

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All of them have a certain degree of sexism and misogyny reflected in their lyrics and portrayed in their videos. Badshah’s (or is it?) Genda Phool is no exception.
From Catsuits to Captains – The Evolution Of Women In 'Superhero' Films

From Catsuits To Captains – The Evolution Of Women In ‘Superhero’ Films

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The world of superheroes has always been unfair to women, just like ours. For ages, the protagonists have only been men. Women exist completely in their context.
Pushpavalli Fails, Like Most Other Shows To Represent Caste Sensitively

Pushpavalli Fails, Like Most Other Shows To Represent Caste Sensitively

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While we celebrate the complex gender narrative that runs through a show like Pushpavalli, we need to acknowledge that it fails in demonstrating intersectionality.
Neha Dhupia: A Fake Feminist Or A Vocal Pro-Choice Activist?

Neha Dhupia: A Fake Feminist Or A Vocal Choice Activist?

Neha Dhupia, speaking her mind out which was contrary to popular belief, led to her and her entire family through unwarranted mistreatment.
Netflix's To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Is Back, But P.S. How Do I Love You?

Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Is Back, But P.S. How Do...

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The story of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You goes on to revolve around the ‘sometimes you have to kiss the wrong man to know who is right for you’ narrative.
Netflix's Sex Education Talks About Sexuality Seamlessly

Netflix’s Sex Education Season 2 Talks About Sexuality Seamlessly

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The Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education which premiered on January 2019 had already garnered significant attention and millions of viewers owing to its fresh take on teenage sexual (mis)adventures and its sensitive storytelling.
Are Video Games Really Just A Guy's Thing?

Is Video Gaming Really Just A ‘Guy’s Thing’?

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Even though the video game industry has seen a revolution in the past few years in terms of its growth and revenue, women still form roughly 22- 25% of the workforce in the gaming industry, and only 5 percent (approximately) of these are employed in programming roles.

Hitting Women Is Not “Cool Content”: Call Out The Misogyny On TikTok!

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TikTok as a platform is a way to express one’s thoughts. So when young men come up with such sexist and violent videos, it shows how they think.

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Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.
Romanticising Poverty: The Story Of Jyoti Kumari, Who Cycled Home

Romanticising Poverty: The Story Of Jyoti Kumari, Who Cycled Back Home

There was been an influx of news around "the 15-year-old girl from Bihar" who cycled from Gurgaon to Darbhanga along with her injured father. Jyoti Kumari, who covered the distance of over 1200 km in 7 days has been applauded for her bravery and skill all over social media.