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.

Lights, Camera, Action: A Review Of Vice India's Series On Pornography

Lights, Camera, Action: A Review Of Vice India’s Series On Pornography

'Lights, Camera, Action' dismantles India's hypocritical and regressive views on pornography and encourages open discussions about sexuality.
Hermione Granger

Ron Weasley Was The Worst Thing To Happen To Hermione Granger

For Hermione to qualify as a friend and as a substantial character, she had to be brilliant, provide the two boys with notes so they didn't fail, look over their homework, save their lives and occasionally take the blame for their rule-breaking.

What’s With Our Obsession With Male Genitalia Representation?

 The ubiquity of male genitalia in art and religion is one such process by which male superiority is normalised.
Sacred Games: Where Women Must Die To Keep The Plot Alive

Sacred Games: Where Women Must Die To Keep The Plot Alive

In Sacred Games, Muslims' stotylines are just waiting to be obliterated and women have to die in order to motivate the two protagonists.
It's About Time We Had An Indian Superhero!

It’s About Time We Had A Female Indian Superhero!

With women claiming more superhero roles, it dawned upon me that we are in desperate need of a female Indian superhero.
Scarlett Johansson Playing A Trans Man In Tex Gill's Biopic Is So Wrong

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.

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.
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?

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.
How Internet Beauty Gurus Sell The Myth of Perfection Online

How Internet Beauty Gurus Sell The Myth of Perfection Online

Many social media beauty gurus falsely advertise what "real skin" looks like with the use of filters and editing and claim natural beauty.
The Sororal Saga: Female Friendships In Bollywood

The Sororal Saga: Female Friendships In Bollywood

Female friendships in Bollywood movies haven’t been explored as much as male friendships. There is more celebration of female enmity in Indian cinema: women pitted against each other centred on a male, mostly the hero.

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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.
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.
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.