Sunday, December 15, 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.

Four More Shots Please Review: Glass Half Full

Four More Shots Please Review: Glass Half Full

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With four very different females in the lead roles, Four More Shots Please tries to provide a glimpse into the life of a modern, urban, upper class, upper caste, privileged woman in India.
7 Progressive Women In The Stories Of Rabindranath Tagore

7 Progressive Women In ‘The Stories Of Rabindranath Tagore’

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‘Stories by Rabindranath Tagore’ is a television series based on the novels and short stories of the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. All of the women created by Tagore have one thing in common – their rejection of the subordinate status of women in Bengali society.
20 Indian Songs That Are A Must For Your Feminist Playlist

20 Indian Songs That Are A Must For Your Feminist Playlist

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These are 20 Indian songs you need to listen to which will empower you and make you feel happy about being a woman.
Gender Bender: How India Discovered Gender Role Reversal Through Pop Culture

Gender Bender: How India Discovered Gender Role Reversal Through Pop Culture

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Before Bollywood sauntered on to the scene, India discovered gender reversal through ads, Facebook campaigns and web series.
sexist phrases

5 Sexist Phrases I Caught Myself Using And Other Examples Of Everyday Sexism

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I found myself and others unconsciously using these sexist phrases on a daily basis. It was a sharp reminder of how insidious patriarchy was.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
Majhya Navryachi Baayko Review

Why The Marathi Show ‘Majhya Navryachi Baayko’ Is Problematic: Freedom For Women Only As...

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'Majhya Navryachi Baayko' is about a stay-at-home wife; her well-to-do husband; and the husband’s girlfriend, also his subordinate at work.
The Wolf Pack: Are Our Item Songs Giving In To A Gang Rape Fantasy?

The Wolf Pack: Are Our Item Songs Giving In To A Gang Rape Fantasy?

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The recent pattern of item songs where a lone woman dances for a horde of men, like in Chikni Chameli and Ek Do Teen, reminds me of gang molestation.
Bolna Aunty Aaun Kya

Bolna Aunty Aau Kya: The Mysterious Lure of ‘Cringe-Pop’

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Bolna Aunty Aau Kya falls in the category of performances which defies the notions of 'high culture and art' and churns mass appeal.

Why Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s #MeToo Episode Was Perfect In Its Portrayal

It was incredibly refreshing to see the #MeToo movement portrayed on Brooklyn Nine-Nine with such honesty.

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rupan deol bajaj and KPS GIll

KPS Gill – The Sexual Harasser Remembered As A Supercop

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Rupan Deol Bajaj, a senior IAS officer, took KPS Gill to court over a case of sexual harassment and won it – the first woman to do so.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.