24 min

S2, Ep 38: Sexism and Misogyny in Bollywood The Sisterhood of MummyImperfect Podcast

    • Society & Culture

I grew up watching Bollywood movies in the 80s and 90s. For those of you who are familiar with India cinema from that era you'll know that rape scenes were commonplace and love scenes were not. 
India recorded 88 rape cases every day in 2019, and that's just the ones that were reported. Deep-rooted patriarchy has created a second class status for women in South Asia.
Does the way that Bollywood depicts women contribute to that problem or is India's film industry simply a reflection of its society?
And are things changing with the new wave of female centric films? 
Have a listen to my take on this and let me know your thoughts too.

I grew up watching Bollywood movies in the 80s and 90s. For those of you who are familiar with India cinema from that era you'll know that rape scenes were commonplace and love scenes were not. 
India recorded 88 rape cases every day in 2019, and that's just the ones that were reported. Deep-rooted patriarchy has created a second class status for women in South Asia.
Does the way that Bollywood depicts women contribute to that problem or is India's film industry simply a reflection of its society?
And are things changing with the new wave of female centric films? 
Have a listen to my take on this and let me know your thoughts too.

24 min

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