Domestic violence is hip?

Been seeing this promo for a Channel V programme — Truth, Love, Cash.

The scene is of a verbal confrontation between boy and girl, and then the boy getting physically aggressive with her.

It was disturbing, to put it very mildly.

I haven’t seen the actual programme, but the promo was disgusting enough.

Why is physical aggression promenading as attitude, showing on a channel for ‘youth’. Didn’t the producers or editors see anything odd about it?

Isn’t this how domestic violence gets started?

And I wonder what the parents of that boy and girl thought, watching that scene?

There is so much more I’d like to say about domestic violence. But why repeat when I can link! Check out this post and the comments on DV; and also The Last Fall, that a Qatari columnist wrote for one of my magazines.

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4 thoughts on “Domestic violence is hip?

  1. Anjali says:

    Such programmes are dime a dozen on Indian TV. They seem to go unregulated, and promote aggressiveness as ‘cool’ behaviour. I fear if there would come a time when kids would wonder if anything is indeed wrong with violent, criminal acts.

    • UmmON says:

      today a 9-10 year old called my daughter a bloody f**k over a fight! i feel so terribly sad about that. verbal and physical aggression seems to be a given.
      even the promos of these reality shows are so awful!

      • Anjali says:

        Gosh! children are using that kind of language! That hurts. I wonder if the parents and teachers of the child know.

  2. Indian Homemaker says:

    I haven’t seen this programme and i wish instead of talking about banning reality shows, we would make a noise about such shows.

    The article by the Quatari columnist is really horrifying, even though I know this is true for Indian women too. 20% of all suicides in India are by young married women (bride burning cases and accidental deaths are not reported as suicides). Farmer suicides – which attracts a lot of media attention is the largest group.

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