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Kabir Singh- A Powerhouse of Misogyny


Kabir Singh Presentation.

Co-authors: Momina Moazzam and Rammal Arif























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What an accurate title! This movie is definitely a powerhouse of misogyny. The way it portrays the nature of love and relationships is very disturbing. One of the most problematic aspects of the movie is how it glorifies abuse as love. It also promotes violence. The lead character is extremely misogynic; he repeatedly abuses Preeti. It also normalizes toxic masculinity and stalking. For me, the most problematic part is what the movie teaches about women's agency and their role in a relationship. The character of Preeti is, therefore, equally problematic. She is submissive and is deferential to Kabir's dominating and controlling nature. Bollywood needs to move beyond these misogynic storylines. Movies like this influence youth and its beliefs. What surpris…

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absolutely loved this presentation! loved that you both talked about how problematic this movie is for the youth.

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Eman Rashid
Eman Rashid
Dec 09, 2020

loved this presentation! recently watched this movie too, one thing that popped out was the internalised misogyny of some of the female characters. Preeti first started showing interest in Kabir after he beat up a guy for her, similarly the movie star was attracted to Kabir when he shouted at the medical staff. Makes you think of the kind of message they’re giving to young men about what women look for in a guy

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Manahil Ahmed
Manahil Ahmed
Dec 08, 2020

I watched this movie yesterday and only boy was it a struggle watching it till the end. How he reduces preeti's identity as "his bandi" and how she complies with a sorry face was quite the patience test. What is problematic is that I know a lot of younger boys who were very fascinated with the character and the nature of the love story, not being able to realizing how toxic it was. Says a lot about how sometimes visual media reinforces toxic ideals instead of calling them out through the portrayals.

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This movie is undoubtedly the most problematic one. It has negatively inspired youth, which can be perilous for society. Unfortunately, some boys are inspired by the Kabir Singh character, which can become a problem. Such movies should be banned because it can promote a culture of harassment and brutality.

Overall, great presentation.

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