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India’s women-only comedy show tackles breasts, bras and bias

By: Sarwar Alam

Men are strictly banned at Femapalooza, a comedy show for Indian women where the punchlines range from breasts and bras to equal pay and censorship. They are not allowed to attend, perform, or even check tickets at the most recent show at a New Delhi club. For Femapalooza founder Jeeya Sethi, humour just for women is a way to make progress in deeply patriarchal India, where rape and gender bias are hot-button issues and women are widely expected to adhere to conservative stereotypes. “Men only talk about men, (Indian prime minister Narendra) Modi and masturbation, or they make sexist jokes,” said…

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