Saturday, December 7, 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.

5 Sexist Songs Of Bollywood In 2019 That Need To Be Called Out

5 Sexist Songs Of Bollywood In 2019 That Need To Be Called Out

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Despite being one of the biggest industries, Bollywood has never shied from displaying its sexist assumptions and beliefs, manifesting them in the form of songs.
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

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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.
A Feminist Review Of Avengers Endgame: A Soft Nod To Female Solidarity

A Feminist Review Of Avengers Endgame: A Soft Nod To Female Solidarity

Other than a soft nod to female solidarity in the last bit of the last sequence, Avengers Endgame sticks to its own boys club agenda.
Zakir Khan's Haq Se Single And The Underlying Glamourisation Of Bro Culture In Comedy

Zakir Khan’s Haq Se Single And The Underlying Glamourisation Of Bro Culture In Comedy

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Zakir Khan's Haq Se Single is yet another stereotypical express of gender roles as he draws thick lines between all over-emotional girls and emotionless, fierce boys.
Delhi Crime: A Seven Hour Long Advertisement For Delhi Police

Delhi Crime: A Seven Hour Long Advertisement For Delhi Police

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Delhi Crime has been garnering largely positive reviews from critics and viewers alike. This will not be one of those reviews.
Female Comedians: Aditi Mittal

India’s Female Comedians Are A Badass And Much-Needed Counter To Sexist Humour

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One needs to direct less laughter at women and more by women. Female comedians introduce the woman's perspective in India's comedy arena.
How Internet Beauty Gurus Sell The Myth of Perfection Online

How Internet Beauty Gurus Sell The Myth of Perfection Online

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Many social media beauty gurus falsely advertise what "real skin" looks like with the use of filters and editing and claim natural beauty.

Laugh Off The Sexism: The Counter Culture Of Feminist Memes

To combat the circulation of sexist memes, and stifle the sexist laugh, counter feminist memes are in circulation as well. These feminist memes employ subversive humour to overturn the sexist humour, being able to afford a laugh at their expense.
aib

So, Just How Progressive Is AIB?

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It would be ideal if women are included in every production of AIB, even when the conversation is not about sexual abuse or female sexuality.
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'.

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Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

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In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.
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.