Twitter Does It Again! #FeministBollySongs Tackles Sexist Lyrics

Once again, Twitter is the playground for a delightful, and crucial, talk about pop culture sexism in India.

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Just another day of heteronormative, sexist romance. (Photo: Youtube Screenshot)

Tall Claim Alert: 98% of our Hindi film songs involve a one-sided address by a man to a woman he hopes to woo. And an alarming percentage of these second-hand serenades are problematic for their casual sexism, which ranges from hilarious to offensive to seriously threatening.

Twitter, arguably the best site for a playful yet important debate on social issues, has turned its incisive gaze on this tradition. #FeministBollySongs aims to uncover the sexism inherent in our cinematic romances, and have a blast while doing it.

Have some real zingers of your own? Tweet with #FeministBollySongs @TheQuint.

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