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.

Performers From South Asia Working Towards A More Inclusive Hollywood

How Performers From South Asia Are Working Towards A More Inclusive Hollywood

In the last few years, performers from South Asia have been rising to prominence and using their platform to call out Hollywood’s bias.
From Bollywood To The Great Indian Middle Class: Why Is Caste Continued to be Erased

From Bollywood To The Great Indian Middle Class: Why Does Caste Continue To Be...

In Indian cinema, caste continues to be wilfully erased and invisibilised as our society refuses to acknowledge its ugly casteist practices.
When Uppity Women United: A Review of She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry Review: When Uppity Women United

'She's Beautiful When She's Angry' gives an account of the second wave feminism by portraying its hilarious take on feminist stereotypes.
Wild Wild Country Review: The Capitalist Wokeology Of Osho

Wild Wild Country Review: The Capitalist Wokeology Of Osho

Wild Wild Country documents the rise and fall of the controversial city of Rajnesshpuram in Oregon, USA in the 1980s.
Post #MeToo: Can We Still Consume The Work Of 'Bad Men'?

Post #MeToo: Can We Still Consume The Work Of ‘Bad Men’?

In light of #MeToo, it is now important to decide if a piece of culture is irredeemably tainted by the involvement of men accused of assault.
The Undue Outrage On AIB’s Take On Raksha bandhan

The Undue Outrage On AIB’s Take On Raksha Bandhan

AIB is often criticised for its feminist ideas and pro-woman stance and when that exists with the condemnation of a tradition.
‘Ghoul’ Review: A Mirror To The Future Of India

‘Ghoul’ Review: A Mirror To The Future Of India

Ghoul is a dystopian thriller that embodies the reaction to the hyper-nationality that can be seen in the India today.
Is It Time For Art To Take Its Responsibility More Seriously?

Is It Time For Art To Take Its Responsibility More Seriously?

Art has a responsibility towards reflecting its time truthfully and for catering to ‘human' consumption, and not solely for the male gaze.
The Subtle Misogyny Of Drake And Why Kiki Probably Doesn't Love Him

The Subtle Misogyny Of Drake And Why Kiki Probably Doesn’t Love Him

Drake is often branded as the nice guy™ of Hip-hop but his lyrics make his embedded misogyny rather evident.
Men Are Not Funny: Privileged Jokes Are Mere Expressions Of Power

The Business Of Humour Is A ‘Man’s Job’ – But They Aren’t Even Funny?

Until recently, funny jokes have only been a culmination of sexist and casteist tropes that thrive on dehumanisation of the minorities.

What's Trending On FII?

To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.
Why Women Workers Are Protesting Against H&M

Why Women Workers Are Protesting Against H&M

H&M is the posterchild of sustainable fashion. In reality, it refuses to provide living wages to 850,000 workers around the world.
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.