Friday, September 20, 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.

The Utter Failure Of Karan Johar's 'Brew-mance'

The Utter Failure Of Karan Johar’s ‘Brew-mance’

The 12th episode of Koffee with Karan shows how toxic masculinity, privileged talk, misogyny, sexism, and ignorance is highly normalised in India and Hardik Pandya has become the epitome of it.
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.

Why Netflix’s Cancellation Of One Day At A Time Is Unacceptable

One Day at a Time was cancelled after three glorious seasons. I, like everyone else on the internet, couldn’t be more annoyed about it.
HBO's Big Little Lies Review: The Little Big Truths About Women's Lives

HBO’s Big Little Lies Review: The Little Big Truths About Women’s Lives

One abusive man, some more foolish men, strong mothers, cute children, beautiful locales, luxurious cars, great music, fake-toothed Meryl Streep and a big fat lie—these aspects pretty much sum up Big Little Lies on HBO.
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.
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The F-word And Stand-Up Comedy

I am waiting for the day when a feminist stand-up comedian owns up to the tag, and makes money in the process. The laughs will follow.

Rap It Up!—New Rap By Star Nick From MTV Hustle Is A Cringe-Fest

Nikita Sharma, better known as Star Nick, participated in MTV Hustle, a show wherein various talented individuals compete to determine the best rapper amongst them.
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.
Four More Shots Please Review: Glass Half Full

Four More Shots Please Review: Glass Half Full

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.

Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Nanette’ Is Feminist Rage Against Comedy

Nanette is so many things at once that it would be unjust to simply say this it is the story of a queer woman. But at its heart it is a narrative of sorrow, shame, empathy and most importantly strength.

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The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

India boasts of the oldest and among the farthest-reaching set of affirmative action policies, enshrined within the constitution, created for the purpose of tackling caste-based discrimination and generations of injustice. Despite this, the goal of the annihilation of caste is far from being actualised.
Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Over the past two decades, many Bollywood films that have been hailed as women empowerment movies. But are these movies actually giving us powerful female protagonists, or just a reiteration of gender roles through male protagonists?
Can Marriage Truly Be A Feminist Institution?

The Futile Quest For A Feminist Marriage In Today’s World

The question, however, is that even after getting rid of sexist practices and beliefs, can there be a feminist marriage?