Ads featuring women in sleaze catapults crime rate

State vice-president of All India Democratic Youth Organisation (AIDYO) M Umadevi on Thursday blamed media for glorifying obscenity leading to rise in atrocities against women.

She was addressing the gathering at a seminar organised as part of International Women’s Day on the topic- increasing vulgarity in media and crimes against women, at SDM MMK College in the city. The seminar had been organised by All India Mahila Samskruthika Sanghatane (AIMSS), Mysore district unit.

Mincing no words, Umadevi said the situation is such that even the pure air we inhale has turned poisonous and that poison is nothing but sex and sleaze spread among the masses by the media.

Cinema and advertisements have a higher share in showing woman as sex symbol by portraying her in very bad light. At times, both cruelty and sexuality against women are overtly decorated.

It’s blatantly being practiced throwing the laws that oppose the same into wind. Now, the women have to take a pledge to fight against such atrocities in the society.

Of late media is focusing on telling the viewers more about the private life of actors, only to woo the audience.

This in turn has a negative impact especially on younger generation leave aside practicing values inherited from their ancestors. The generation now is aloof from literary and art activities, but ahead in downloading porn films from internet.  

Umadevi said of the total population 22 per cent of girls are indulging in such activities (downloading porn) against 48 per cent of men.

She also narrated the significance of the day, with the examples of women movements in foreign nations.

District president of AIMSS P S Sandhya, principal M Balachandra Gowda, member of district committee Nalina were present.

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