#MeToo Reaches India - Elites Called Out

INDIA #METOO
Activists of Congress party’s women’s wing shout slogans against Bollywood actor Nana Patekar during a protest in support of former Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Oct.11, 2018. A social media storm began in September, when Dutta spoke to several Indian TV news channels about her frustration with nothing resulting from a police complaint she filed in 2008 against Patekar for alleged sexual harassment on a Mumbai movie set. The complaint by the retired actress living in the United States could be a tipping point for the country’s burgeoning #metoo movement. Signage behind reads, "Oshiwara Police station, Mumbai" Rafiq Maqbool / AP Photo
INDIA #METOO
Activists of Congress party’s women’s wing shout slogans against Bollywood actor Nana Patekar during a protest in support of former Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Oct.11, 2018. A social media storm began in September, when Dutta spoke to several Indian TV news channels about her frustration with nothing resulting from a police complaint she filed in 2008 against Patekar for alleged sexual harassment on a Mumbai movie set. The complaint by the retired actress living in the United States could be a tipping point for the country’s burgeoning #metoo movement. Signage behind reads, "Oshiwara Police station, Mumbai" Rafiq Maqbool / AP Photo

#MeToo Reaches India - Elites Called Out

India is in the midst of its own #MeToo movement, just a year after it shook up major institutions in the U.S. High profiled members of India’s entertainment industry and news media have been outed. Every day, women are coming forward with their testimonies. Joining us to discuss the MeToo movement in India is Shweta Singh, associate professor at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work, where she focuses on global Feminism, South Asia, Women and Leadership, and Diversity. She also hosts WLUW’s radio show Global Desi World and Women, Sundays at 2pm.