Saturday, February 22, 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.

3 Animated Comedy Series For Women To Truly Enjoy

3 Animated Comedy Series For Women To Truly Enjoy

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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.
Men Are Not Funny: Privileged Jokes Are Mere Expressions Of Power

The Business Of Humour Is A ‘Man’s Job’ – But They Aren’t Even Funny?

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Until recently, funny jokes have only been a culmination of sexist and casteist tropes that thrive on dehumanisation of the minorities.
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Shrimaan Shrimati And Other TV Shows Enjoy Reducing Women To ‘Daal’ And ‘Murgi’

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Shrimaan Shrimati is making a comeback, titled Shrimaan Shrimati Phir Se. This show tested a concept of couples living as neighbours, where the men hit on each other’s wives.
Feminist Film Marketing Strategies Miss The Whole Point Of Feminism

‘Feminist’ Film Marketing Strategies Miss The Whole Point Of Feminism

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It is important to reflect on the marketing strategies of so-called feminist films whose aim is to ultimately sell the films themselves.
The Advertising World Hates Women Who Are Comfortable In Their Skin

The Advertising World Hates Women Who Are Comfortable In Their Skin

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The advertising world feeds and profits on insecurity, especially that of women, the collateral damage it entails not being accounted for. Not only does it capitalizes on these insecurities, but adds to them by setting unrealistic beauty ideals to which we must conform or at least die trying.
The Sororal Saga: Female Friendships In Bollywood

The Sororal Saga: Female Friendships In Bollywood

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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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Grey’s Anatomy’s ‘Silent All These Years’ Accurately Captures The Trauma Of Survivors

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Grey's anatomy episode "Silent All These Years" accurately portrays the survivours' trauma and the healing power of women's solidarity.
Engendered Study On How Ads Perpetuate Gender Stereotypes

A Study By Engendered Reveals How Diwali Ads Stereotype Women

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Engendered analysed 80 print and audiovisual ads from the Diwali blitz period to study them for gender norms and gender stereotypes.
Why I Filed A Complaint Against Khichdi And Its Gross Objectification Of Women

Why I Filed A Complaint Against Khichdi And Its Gross Objectification Of Women

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Khichdi made me realise that what is often dismissed as humor is sheer misogyny propagated by insensitive mindsets like those who were behind making such shows.
‘Ghoul’ Review: A Mirror To The Future Of India

‘Ghoul’ Review: A Mirror To The Future Of India

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Ghoul is a dystopian thriller that embodies the reaction to the hyper-nationality that can be seen in the India today.

What's Trending On FII?

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

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FII ran a crowdsourced art campaign to create new stock images for the media to use when covering incidents of gender-based violence.
Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

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The Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson kicked up a storm with his seemingly compelling arguments against feminism, political correctness, and more.
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.