‘Jhumma Chumma De De, With Consent’: 12 Sexist Songs That Got A Feminist Makeover

Posted on December 24, 2015 in Media, Sexism And Patriarchy, Taboos

By Lipi Mehta:

Earlier today, Twitter user Imaan Sheikh took up a very important job. She started fixing patriarchal and sexist lyrics and sentiments in Bollywood songs with witty, powerful feminist messaging. Because honestly, we’ve had enough of Kajol from DDLJ being harassed in her dreams (‘Mere khwaabon mein jo aaye, aake mujhe chhed jaaye‘) and Kiran not having a say with anything to do with her own identity (‘Tu haan kar ya na kar, tu hai meri Kiran!‘).

It’s 2015 and apart from these Bollywood ‘classic’ songs, there are many even today that objectify and commodify women and in such a situation, #FeministBollySongs, the Twitter trend that’s been my favourite today, is aiming to get users together to smash the patriarchy!

Check out some witty, important tweets below and don’t hesitate to join in. There are many songs that need fixing!

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