Rape, Sexism and the Media – A Perspective on India

Sexism still runs amok today, but with varying degrees in different cultures. Hollywood frequently depicts women as objects, but laws and a history of feminist movements make blatant sexism unacceptable in developed countries. So let’s take the case of Bollywood movies where males are dominant. They eve-tease swooning girls who have little or no character and dance in raunchy “item numbers”. With this offal being fed to the Indian masses, no wonder there is something of a rape culture being reaped there. This art imitating life imitating art cycle must stop, as movies are a vital cornerstone for social change.

A post I’d love to go into more detail with in the future, because I strongly feel that media’s affect on our lives is largely underrated, and would like to further develop my argument.

A stock item number, featuring scantily clad girls and overly suggestive dance moves (if you click on the picture, it’ll take you to the song).

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