Mumbai Police is an active user of social media, who shares important messages through their posts. But they are also known to add a bit of wit along with it.
They recently shared a post from their Instagram and twitter handle calling out misogyny by highlighting some dialogues of few of many bollywood movies, objectifying women.
The post talked about how cinema is a reflection of our society and urged everyone to choose their words and actions with care. It continued with a warning that do it or law would intervene.
“Cinema is a reflection of our society. Here are (just) a few (of many) dialogues both our society & cinema need to reflect upon. Choose your words & actions with care - unless you want the law to intervene!” they captioned the post.
Cinema is a reflection of our society -— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) September 30, 2021
Here are (just) a few (of many) dialogues both our society & cinema need to reflect upon.
Choose your words & actions with care - unless you want the law to intervene! #LetsNotNormaliseMisogyny#MindYourLanguage#WomenSafetypic.twitter.com/Shro2v9Qvx
The misogynistic dialogues shared along with this post were-
"Preeti, chunni thik karo"
- from Kabir Singh, a 2019 movie
"Tum ek patni ho, tumhara pati jaisa chahega waise hi hoga... ye shadi ka dastoor hai..mard aurat ka bhagwan hota hai"
- from Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam, a 2002 movie
"Agar khubsurat ladki ko na chedo toh wo bhi toh uski beizzati hoti hai na"
- from Maalamaal, a 1988 movie
"But I allowed Ayesha to run her business"
- from Dil Dhadakne Do, a 2015 movie
"Pyar se de rahe hai, rakh lo, varna thappad maarke bhi de sakte hai"
-from Dabangg, a 2010 movie
"When you can't change the girl, change the girl"
- from Chashme Baddoor, a 2013 movie
"Woh meri bandi hai"
- from Kabir Singh, 2019 movie
"Pushpa, hazaar bar maine bola hai kapde dhang ke pehna kar. Teen teen mard ghum rahe hai yaha"
- from Ujda Chaman, a 2019 movie
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It was interesting to note how over the years, sexism has been normalised in our bollywood films and even in recent movies like Kabir Singh and Ujda Chaman, the situation has not improved.
The move by Mumbai police has impressed a lot of people and has been much appreciated on social media. It has gathered a huge number of likes and numerous positive comments in a day. “Much needed. Respect and kudos to whoever is handling this handle,” "I love the way y'all always on track with your values. Go bestie go!!!" Instagram users commented on the post.
The Mumbai Police post also used strong hashtags like-
Mumbai police has been using savage and humorous posts to spread awareness and win people for a while now.
Bollywood has been using problematic dialogues in their movies for a while now where women are often seen being objectified. Even after the audience continues to ask for better representation of women in movies from Bollywood.
We want more movies where-
- Male leads respect women's boundaries in life.
- Male leads respect women's "No" for an answer.
- Female leads who aren't fragile and helpless.
- No sexist jokes, termed as a funny scene.
and some more such requests.
Is it too much to ask for?
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