Blatantly patriarchal, misogynistic and sexist. These are the best words to describe the protagonist of the movie Kabir Singh is!
Sahid Kapoor felt proud about having guts to portray a flawed character, unlike most actors.
But sadly, Shahid, we don’t feel you were brave enough – we feel you were quite irresponsible for seducing our young men to be misogynistic and abusive.
The time when we need role models for our Indian men to make our country safe for women, you gave them Kabir Singh – a glorified representation of Sexual harassment, abuse, toxic masculinity, heroic misogyny, and casteism!
We do understand that Kabir Singh is flawed and heartbroken. But does it justify the character? A big no!
Kabir Singh is a sex-starved soul desperately looking for a woman to sleep with. And, he is so flawed and insane that he points a knife at a woman who refuses to take off her pants for him.
But, what is troubling is when you hear the audience in the hall cheering and applauding for a Male Chauvinist Pig.
Dear Indian Men,
Don’t let Kabir Sing convince you that Women like to be in an abusive relationship with possessive and dominating lovers.
No, we don’t.
Please don’t celebrate the movie that, not only normalizes but, celebrates misogyny and sexism. It glorifies and may influence you to believe that abusive relationship and violence are normal.
But let us tell you – they aren’t. They never were. And, they never will be.
Any crime against women in the name of LOVE is not justifiable.
And, please don’t believe that 21st-century women are as dumb as what Kabir Singh portrays them to be. No, they are neither dumb nor helpless.
It’s worrisome how people are ready to worship this misogynistic psycho and an abuser as a GOD.
In today’s era, where your daughters, sisters, wives, and mothers are struggling with the issues of horrifying physical, emotional and sexual abuse, please step up for them.
We don’t need Kabir Singhs – believe us – we already have enough of them – and, they are the reasons why women don’t even feel safe at their own homes.
Hope you won’t justify the toxic masculinity in name of reality – as Shahid did. Because we know you can do much better!
You are the ray of hope for every woman who has been the victim of our patriarchal society.
Please don’t disappoint her!