Bollywood has been promoting misogyny and patriarchy in name of love and passion for a very long time. But sadly, there have been very few voices that have been raised against Bollywood’s problematic depiction of love.
Recently, Mumbai Police joined these voices and sent across an important message through their viral post on Instagram. In this post, they have called out Bollywood for promoting misogyny by making a number of stereotypical movies that constantly objectify women.
In this post, they also spoke about how cinema is a reflection of our society and hence, everyone needs to choose their words and actions with care. The powerful caption was shared along with hashtags #LetsNotNormaliseMisogyny, #MindYourLanguage and #WomenSafety. The post features dialogues from the movies Kabir Singh, Dil Dhadakne Do and Dabangg among others.
You can have a look at the entire post here:
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The post has gone viral and many netizens have come forward to applaud the police department for talking about this important issue. Here are some of the comments:
At IFORHER, we have already spoken about how Bollywood should stop promoting misogyny and should stop giving us HEROES, who are no less than VILLAINS. Do let us know what you think!