Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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.


Queer Fanfiction: Changing The Hetero Narrative Of Pop Culture

Fanfiction is a way for the queer community to refuse to be relegated to the margins of popular culture - by producing content that has been desired and demanded for a long time.
3 Animated Comedy Series For Women To Truly Enjoy

3 Animated Comedy Series For Women To Truly Enjoy

At a time when my Facebook wall was full of people quoting BoJack Horseman or posting different scenes from the show, I felt curious to look into this animated comedy series that so many of my peers could unabashedly relate to.
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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 TV Show Shakti: Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki' Fails The Intersex Community

The TV Show ‘Shakti: Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki’ Fails The Intersex Community

Despite having an intersex protagonist,'Shakti' is stereotypical saas-bahu soap and steers clear of actual problems faced by the community.
The Auratnaak Comedy Show: Pakistani Women Roast Patriarchy On Stage

The Auratnaak Comedy Show: Pakistani Women Roast Patriarchy On Stage

The Auratnaak comedy show attempted to explore the phenomena associated with patriarchy in the Pakistani society on a grass-root level.
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.
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How Have Sitcoms Handled Rejection? | #JustNotInterested

Problematic scenes in sitcoms sometimes fail to catch the viewer’s attention because of their comic presentation.
Why Tumblr's Ban On Adult Content Is A Huge Step Back For Sex Positivity

Why Tumblr’s Ban On Adult Content Is A Huge Step Back For Sex Positivity

On the 17th of December 2018, Tumblr’s community guidelines were altered and it was stated that they wish to “change their relationship” with adult content posted on the website.

10 Most Powerful Superheroines In Comic-book Films

We wish to see more super-heroines in comic-book films who do not need big busts & curvy outfits, & revealing busts- how about them just kicking some ass.

Scarlett Johansson Playing A Trans Man In Tex Gill’s Biopic Is So Wrong

Scarlett Johansson doesn't understand how her playing a transgender man in a biopic about his life is ethically and morally wrong.

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Netflix's Sex Education Talks About Sexuality Seamlessly

Netflix’s Sex Education Season 2 Talks About Sexuality Seamlessly

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.
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Dear Media, Use These New Stock Images To Depict Rape Instead! | #GBVinMedia

FII ran a crowdsourced art campaign to create new stock images for the media to use when covering incidents of gender-based violence.
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.