Most cases of violence against women anywhere in the world are attributable to gender stereotypes which exist in the society. Unfortunately, the way women are portrayed in mass media not only strengthens these stereotypes but also influences minds of the younger generations to shape their lives in consonance with this social construct.
The following videos show how gender stereotyping is prevalent in mass media across the world. Although the videos analyse the American media, one would agree that the situation in India is no different. It is probably even worse.
(This post is the first in a series we will be putting up on this blog in our attempt break gender stereotypes and to create awareness on gender issues in the society. Ideas, opinions and comments are welcome.)