Bollywood can’t get over its misogyny and here are the instances supporting it
Bollywood might not be a supporter of sexism and misogyny outwardly but their characters are not really so. We have a long history of having characters that are perpetrators of sexism and misogyny. We have had dialogues where women are objectified, trated as a sex object and are glorified for their body image, and the worst part is that they are certainly the most liked dialogues of such films.
Well, we have collected a few of such dialogues for you just to show you how much we adore such characters.
1. “Pyar se de rahe hai, rakh lo, varna thappad maarke bhi de sakte hai.”~ Dabangg, 2010.
The famous dialogue of Chulbul Pandey from the film, Dabangg. Well, if you are forgetting, Chulbul is a police inspector and this dialogue only shows a police inspector justifying violence and authority on a woman. Well, we could say, before Kabir Singh, we have had Chulbul already to give us the hints for the former.
2. “Preeti, chunni theek karo” ~ Kabir Singh
Since we talked of Kabir Singh, keeping the whole film apart, this dialogue, an absolute representation of stereotyping the female body and obviously showing the idea of ‘sanskari ladki’ who should always remain covered up by a ‘chunni’.
3. “Pushpa, hazaar bar maine bola hai kapde dhang ke pehna kar. Teen teen mard ghum rahe hai yaha”~ Ujda Chaman, 2019.
Because we were talking about clothes, how can we forget this one? After all, it is women’s clothes which makes her an attraction and of course, a reason for her assaults.
4. “Tum ek patni ho tumhara pati jaisa chahega waisa hi hoga. Yeh shaadi ka dastoor hai. Sirf bistar par sona hi ek patni ka farz nahi hai. Man se man milna chahiye. Ghar se bahar jane wali auratein hi badchalan nahi hoti; ghar ki baatein bahar le jane wali bhi badchalan hoti hain. Mard aurat ka bhagwan hota hai” ~ Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, 2002
Our dearest Shahrukh Khan preaching the idea of a wife, “AN IDEAL WIFE”. And yes, “mard aurat ka bhagwaan hota hai” – patriarchy at its peak.
5. “Budhi ho ya jawan, melodrama is duniya ki sari auraton ke khoon me hai” ~ 2 States, 2014
Hey, come let’s play the stereotype game because Indians are the best at it. “Melodrama and women” are certainly not related at all but it is these dialogues which are making it look so.
6. “Tum ladki me sabse pehle kya dekhte ho? Wo toh depend karta hai na ke ladki aa rahi hai ya ja rahi hai” ~ Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, 2012
Okay, if this is not objectification 101, we don’t know what is. It precisely objectifies the presence of women and is certainly very unfortunate.
7. “Sapne dekho jarur dekho par unke poore hone ki shart mat rakho”~ Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, 1995
Because women can’t fulfill their dream and that is what DDLJ has taught us. Someone should go, ask the makers, why did they choose to show Kajol the way she was shown. And, let’s not forget, this dialogue is still being used by a lot of mothers out there as key preaching to their daughters.
8. “Agar kisi tarah jugaad laga ke usse sex haasil kar liya toh balatkari hum hai” ~ Pati, Patni Aur Woh
If this isn’t the definition of rape then what is? If you are required to make a jugaad (trick) to have sex, that is not consensual and that precisely makes it rape. So, we don’t find any humour in it because it absolutely is not funny.
Well, this is our list and we are pretty sure, you also have a list of such dialogues, so, help us expand this list by writing more such dialogues in the comments section.
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