India’s Daughter in India: Old Questions, New Answers?
The ban by the Government of India on the BBC documentary India’s Daughter as well as the (unrelated) demand for its delayed screening by a group of feminists has opened up again, familiar fault-lines in feminist debates around hate speech and freedom of expression; sexuality and violence against women; the meaning and impact of images and words, and the different levels at which representation works. In my paper I will explore the ways in which these political, theoretical and philosophical questions play out more generally, taking as the starting point, the controversies over India’s Daughter.
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