The word toxic means “poisonous”, a condition that is particularly used to describe anything that causes a lot of harm & unhappiness over a longer period of time. Similarly, the term toxic friends are used to describe such friends who are not your well-wishers & at points they cripple you from inside hence putting your life on the verge of troubles.
Here I am going to share some signs that will help you to identify your toxic friends.
How to recognize Toxic Friends?
Have you ever wondered what might be the immediate cause of your failure or a decrease in your self-confidence? Are your friends repeatedly taunting you or making fun of your abilities in front of others?
If yes, then this is the best time to recognize your toxic friends & deal with them smartly.
- Think about a situation in your life where your friends have conveyed such criticism to you that made you feel smaller & even embarrassed in front of others. This is the biggest sign of a toxic friend who leaves no room for your praise in crowds.
- They play with your weak points & disclose your secrets for gaining other people’s sympathies.
- They are self-centered and bully you repeatedly. This condition can psychologically affect your mental & physical abilities.
How to deal with Toxic friends?
Dealing with toxic friends is not as easy as you might have thought. The key rule here is to never let the negativity of your friend to enter your mind. Take their gossips and criticism lightly as their ruthless nature will never go away. Always try to keep your good news with yourself.
The next step is to find humor in smaller things when you are with your toxic friends. Although it might not be an easy task but you can still laugh at your silly mistakes & crack a joke about it with your friends. This small effort will change your attitude & you will develop the capability of facing the challenges with a good behavior.
“If they do it often, it isn’t a mistake; it’s just their behavior” By Dr.Steve
We have discussed the liberalization of Indian cinema that introduced a headless woman to plush cinema halls. Our artists agree to choose their bodies for self-objectification even when their script doesn’t suit their egos. In our previous posts, we have given a number of examples of such movie posters that are merely designed for public’s sexual attraction.
Although we agree that Bollywood emerged as the multiplex capital of the world with its breath-taking movies in 1990’s but gradually Bollywood turned its ship to generate revenue by self-objectifying female artists hence crippling the moralities of Indian society. Thanks to the headless moment that opened our eyes as to how women’s fragmented (hyper-sexualized) body parts are used to sell movies.
Breaking all the norms of Bollywood traditions, directors are struggling to earn as much business as possible without taking into the consideration the impact of a headless woman on the society.
Impact on Society:
The Indian society has already suffered from moral setbacks in ancient times where a woman was merely used as a sex symbol. The headless women in Bollywood movie posters have brought back the concept of objectifying a woman sexually but in a new way. What a shame it is! Have you wondered why rape cases & domestic violence are increasing day by day?
It is understood that Bollywood movies (being the strongest communication tool for public) are not teaching our men to respect or value a woman’s character in general. The headless posters of Bollywood movies may exaggerate sexual impulses of a man to an extent that he is less likely to control his desires and rape a woman.
Concluding the series of Headless woman of Bollywood, I suggest my readers boycott such hyper-sexualized movie posters that degrade a women’s character to help bring a maximum loss for such movies. Our female artists shall also not choose to self-objectify their body parts as most of them are a role model for a society.
I will not say that a women have no character; rather, they have a new one everyday. By Heinrich Heini
It’s a man’s job to respect women, but it’s a women’s job to give him something to respect
The film industry of Bollywood was once known for its traditional attires and ruled the global cinemas for decades. With the dawn of 21st century, Bollywood inclination towards headless women has been increased & actresses themselves choose to self-objectify their personalities. The item songs have taken a vital position in every Bollywood movie that is also collaborated with vulgar posters to attract the public grasp.
The movement- Headless women of Hollywood was in full swing in Europe when we witnessed Bollywood joining the hands of Hollywood to self-objectify a women’s character.
Here we will analyze some other posters of Bollywood movies that will ultimately leave you speechless as whether displaying a headless woman on posters is the need of character or a fishy game against a woman.
If you have a look at the poster of this movie, you will get a clear idea as to how men visualize a women’s body. It may not be true for all men but the point here is that women are repeatedly presented as pleasure toy for men. The poster also highlights that the GreatGrand Masti comes from being obsessive to so many women.
The movie’s plot is related to three friends who are unhappy with their marital life and looking for something to enjoy their lives & what is their something? Obviously, a woman who is an object used for their pleasure!
Kya Kool Hain Hum 3:
This movie came in three different parts & with every release of its new part, the movie’s poster highlighted headless women more boldly. The movie’s storyline revolves around men who opt for a porn star profession to earn money. So, the poster would have highlighted men’s nudity to meet the demand of the storyline. But here again, women are chosen as glamorous & vulgar characters to publicize the movie for generating the revenue. The directors are just craving for revenue without giving a damn to a women’s character.
This series of headless women of Bollywood will end in our next post. So, Stay tuned for the last part to help us change these bitter realities!
We are now observing poster after poster of Bollywood movies that are using hyper-sexualized parts of women body to sell their movies. There remains no importance to women’s face; all that matters is her fragmented body parts.
We will analyze other posters of such Bollywood movies who portray women as a symbol of sexual greed.
Murder-2 is another symbol for blatant sexual objectification. The movie’s plot is designed specifically to capture the public psychologically with its sex appealing scenes but then there exists no link between the storyline & the posters. As it can be seen in the poster that Jacqueline Fernandez is shown with her legs wide open, a strapless back & Emran Hashmi’s image in the mirror. This is literally a sense of disappointment when we see one of the most popular actresses chose to self-objectify. It is no doubt that Bhatt movies have chosen to disregard women as a person.
Here comes the third series of Murder:
The mystery continues with another series of headless posters that refuses to acknowledge a woman as the respected person of a society. These movies are teaching youngsters many ways to harass women; on the other hand woman, herself is choosing the path of self-objectification. It is literally a matter of concern where girls are learning to become glamorous for getting a male attraction.
If you look at the poster of Alone, you will clearly get the understanding of how actresses like Bipasha Basu are being objectified for publicity of the movie. It is a clear contrast with the script demand & the storyline. Does this make any sense to present Bipasha as a sex bomb in the poster? This movie could have been publicized while using different images.
I keep my pen down saying that sexually objectifying women is not an effective strategy to get the status of the blockbuster movie. If we unite together to stop watching such B-grade movies, it could be a great shock for such box office movie directors who will never ever choose to self-objectify a woman again.
Stay tuned for more information on Headless women of Bollywood!
Marcia Belsky, who initiated the movement of Headless Women of Hollywood claims that headless projects are dehumanizing the images of female artists globally. She managed to find countless examples of such adverts of even top classic movies that are repeatedly objectifying a women image. Such posters depict only cleavages, legs or other body parts of women hence merely becoming an object for the male gaze.
This trend is now grasping the Bollywood with a full swing. Here we will discuss another example of a headless poster in Bollywood movies:
Raaz is not the first movie that comes to mind when we think about headless adverts of Bollywood. Such posters can be self-objectifying not only domestically but also internationally. If you bring a closer look at the poster of the Raaz movie, you will find that there was no need to scribble the name of the movie on artist’s back! Although we do agree that the movie is based on a mystery but that doesn’t mean to make women an eye-candy for merely marketing purposes.
To your amusement, filmmaker Pooja Bhatt claims that India needs more adult movies with some bold storylines & controversial cuts but does that really means to highlight women as a sexual pleasure of men? Belsky encourages readers to bring more examples of such adverts on streamline merely for changing the mindsets of people towards women. She also believes that if men are headless, nobody is there to objectify as it never seems sexual or mindless.
Jism-2 is an erotic thriller film that didn’t need headless women for their advert but then again, it’s the best way to grasp public with such visuals. I bet a majority of the man would not have missed the movie, what a perfect tactic to bring more revenue for the movie while objectifying a women image by all means.
This series of posts will continue to highlight more such adverts to educate our readers. Stay tuned for the next post!
‘Headless in Hollywood’ has set up an example of how women are merely used to grab public’s attention. I came across a number of posters where Bollywood female artists were used as a sexual orientation rather than a representation of their original character. It is also true that men & women are working tirelessly to break the gender-assigned stereotypes but Bollywood movie posters reflect the changing ways of how we admire women.
For instance, we compare two posters of Bollywood movie i-e Kurban & PK.
As it can be clearly observed that in Bollywood movie PK, Aamir Khan took off his clothes to stipulate his character in a meaningful manner, although the character revealed openness & much vulgarity than we have never seen before. If Aamir Khan stripped off his clothes in the movie poster, it was perfectly inclined to his character that had no cultural or moral biases & even no faith in any religion.
On the other hand, if you came across the Kurban’s poster, you will get to know that the backless Kareena Kapoor had no inspiration from any part of the storyline. We got the idea that female protagonists are constantly choosing to self-objectify their characters. It is to no amazement that the Bollywood industry is focusing more on visual pleasure rather than figuring out the multi-talented artists. The online moment to objectify headless women is also in full swing in Hollywood, therefore one should focus on abiding by laws of ethics.
Given all these points, I keep my pen down by saying that Bollywood shall stop replicating Hollywood from using their actresses for being bold. Our ethics & moralities are entirely different from Hollywood. Let us not forget to maintain our own identity; I believe objectifying women is not a successful strategy to advertise a movie instead one should try to develop feminist consciousness among youth. Most importantly, Bollywood movies should take a U-turn in developing a positive mindset towards women other than being glamorous or vulgar.
Stay tuned for a series of related articles! 🙂
“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak” Rachel Zoe
With the dawn of spring equinox, everybody is looking for some fresher looks to bloom like flowers but what makes them redefined is only with their confident looks.
Here I am going to share some top new street styles for this season that will transform your looks with trendy punch of vibrant colors:
- Palazzo Pants:
Want to look trendy with comfort? Then, palazzo pants are your rescue!
Palazzo pants come in various forms such as straight cuts flared & layered styles & even culottes. So, you have a vast variety to choose from. The legging styles are becoming stale now & you will find palazzo pants everywhere whether it’s on streets or fashion weeks.
Here are some ideas to make a perfect combination with palazzo pants:
- A straight cut palazzo pant mostly goes with short T-shirts & often with long shirts.
- The palazzo trousers best suits with formal shirts, Georgette or silhouettes tops & even satin or chiffon shirts.
- For palazzo formals, it’s important to keep the colors soft & lighter.
Palazzo’s gives a perfect flowy look that is ideal for figure-conscious people.
- Pinstripe Shirts:
Pinstripe shirts are evergreen, so the time is perfect to introduce it in your street styles. Pinstripe shirts are not only associated with authority but most people opt it for giving a chic look. Pinstripe looks fabulous with bright color tones but if preferred in pale hues such a Pale Dogwood (a delicate tone of pink) is ideal for sophisticated & elegant look.
- Mix & Match Trend:
Majority of the designers are now following mix & match trend. Styles from all decades come forth in courageous combinations to create something new, a fascinating alliance of style and colors. New meets old trend is next to be followed. Mix & Match are designed specifically for free spirits. So, take out your old stock, follow the color palette with a combination of bejeweled accessories & look trendy.
Mixing prints isn’t an easy task, one wrong move can destroy your looks to a great extent but once you mastered the skill, you can be the boss!
So, forget all the worries of your life & boost your personality with these simpler looks!