Sick of the melodramatic music and thunderclaps whenever Bollywood films bring up abortion? Think baby Krishna should stick to butter-eating expertise instead of offering his opinion on women's uteruses? We're totally #OverIt in our third episode.
Surabhi and Kristin sink their teeth into a host of Indian and American films and television series that grapple with abortion. 'Grapple' might be a strong word. Some of them kind of slither on through the subject on their way to, you know, a narrative about how motherhood = best.
But a hopeful thread also exists among these texts! We share our dream that media will soon acknowledge that 'women who have abortions' and 'women who are mothers' are often the SAME people (and btw, knock off pigeonholing women into 'types', would ya please?).
Fired up and want to share your own vision for better portrayals of abortion onscreen? Did we miss any of your favorite films or shows that discuss abortion? Holler at us: email@example.com.