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Arts Speaker Series - "I am a tandoori chicken; swallow me with a glass of alcohol": Female Objectification in Bollywood Films
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
“I am a tandoori chicken; swallow me with a glass of alcohol”: Female Objectification in Bollywood Films
Dr. Asma Sayed, Department of English
The depiction of female objectification and sexual violence against women in Bollywood films is indicative of broader socio-cultural issues and rape culture more generally. Taking examples from post-1970s Hindi films, this presentation will open a discussion about the role of popular culture in either upholding or disrupting patriarchal social structures. At the intersection of the fields of Film Studies, Feminist Cultural Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies, this talk will be of interest to faculty, staff, and students, as well as cinema lovers generally.