Kavitha Rajapolan talks with Toni Williams and Brooklyn Savvy about the pros and cons of arranged marriages, and the cultural beliefs exist that sustain this practice that can be very undermining of the freedoms of women. We’ll be discussing how this practice compares with Match-making in ultra-orthodox communities, and whether arranged marriages are more sustainable, and fulfilling. Later in the episode we’ll talk about honor killings and how this practice is being banned on a global level. We’ll also analyze the cultural complexities of the issues that surround this brutal and inhumane practice.
Brooklyn Savvy airs every Wednesday at 3:30 pm and Sundays at 8:00 am on NYClife 25 on all channels except for Cablevision 22.
Millions of young women have been told that they can do or be anything they want, yet they also believe their most important task is to be slim “hot” and non-threatening to men. Is the media selling the notion that the power to buy clothes, and hook-up a demonstration of personal power, or is it really part of a progressive agenda to elevate the status of women through freedom of choice. Best-selling author and broadcast journalist, GRIT TV Laura Flanders talks about the image of women in the media with Brooklyn Savvy.
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