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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.

Big Boss 13: Another Season Of Misogyny, Violence And Toxic Masculinity

Big Boss 13: Another Season Of Misogyny, Violence And Toxic Masculinity

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The 13th installation of the controversial show Bigg Boss has been the longest running season ever in the history of this show, for many reasons, right and wrong.
VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

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Seema Ramchandani, Pratichee Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, and Anushka Manchanda formed VIVA after winning the contest launched by Channel V.
Why Indian Daily Soaps Are Still Stuck With “Saas-Bahu” And “Beti”?

Why Indian Daily Soaps Are Still Stuck With “Saas-Bahu” And “Beti”?

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Indian daily soaps have had a history of selling themselves on the objectification of women. More recently, major chunk of Indian TV industry majorly revolves around "Saas-Bahu" plot-points.
CAA Protests: Bollywood Actors Failed To Act On Their Ignorance

CAA Protests: Bollywood Actors Failed To Act On Their Ignorance

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Not surprising to see Bollywood actors update their social media on an hourly basis but literally handful of them spoke up on the issue of CAA-NRC.
Feminism On The Screen: 10 Feminist TV Series Of 2019

Feminism On The Screen: 10 Feminist TV Series Of 2019

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Popular culture and TV series have played an important role in perpetuating and reinforcing ideas, practices and beliefs, that defines our daily lives.
How Grindr, The Dating App Is Destroying My Mental Health

How Grindr, The Dating App Is Destroying My Mental Health

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The flip-side to using dating apps like Grindr is the mental exhaustion of constantly having to look “perfect”, the pressure of conforming to unrealistic body standards and the unhealthy expectation of requiring to be available for sex in order to meet another person for a first-time date.

6 Podcasts Hosted By Indian Women That We All Should Be Listening To

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The podcast trend is gradually catching up in India, so here's a list of podcasts hosted by Indian women that we all should be listening to.
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'.
The ‘Unlikeable’ Millennial Woman In Fleabag And Who Gets To Be Her

The ‘Unlikeable’ Millennial Woman In Fleabag And Who Gets To Be Her

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Boo’s death replays a familiar trope on television that Angelica Bastién describes as “women in refrigerators”—in which female characters are killed to push the plot forward and fuel the angst of male characters. Fleabag takes this trope and puts a feminist spin on it.
#CasteistTwitter: Minorities In The Time Of Social Media

#CasteistTwitter: Minorities In The Time Of Social Media

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Social media platforms have revolutionised communications in recent years. While public space is accessible to all and provides a medium of person to person communication, social media has amplified the manner of communication in terms of exchanging views and also the comfort one feels behind their gadgets in doing so.

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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.