In case you missed it, I wrote about how gray-asexuality is portrayed in mainstream media. Gray-asexuality is a highly prevalent, as well as historically significant group within the asexual spectrum, but you wouldn’t know it from media coverage, which tends to ignore gray-asexuality entirely.
Samantha’s ‘Oo Antava’ item song attempts to subvert the male gaze, but does it? | The News Minute – This is a random article I found by looking up some Indian pop music, but it’s a fascinating glimpse into feminist arguments from another part of the world. According to the article, many “item songs” in Indian cinema engage in objectification of women, but this particular song instead scrutinizes the male gaze, saying men will ogle regardless of what a woman wears. But there’s criticism that the song excuses men by depicting men’s lust as automatic or uncontrollable. And on the other end, a men’s association apparently filed a lawsuit against the song for portraying men too negatively? Nobody knows anything about that lawsuit, but from an American perspective it’s the most baffling aspect.