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Did the Film "Eat Pray Love" show women's rights as a culturally relative issue?

Hello friends,

The film 'Eat Pray Love' showed in India a few weeks ago. One of the question that has been raised is -- did this film show women's rights in a "culturally relative" light? The Indian girl whose marriage is shown in the movie, did not actually get married in the book. Then why did the movie have to show her wedding, especially when the girls repeatedly says, both in the book and the movie, that she did not want to get married? Why does this depiction go against the actual spirit of the book? Read here on Gender Bytes


irmia's picture

I haven't read the book or watch the movie

Hey Rita:

Thanks for the info. Now, it attracts my curiosity :)
BTW, the film location is also in Indonesia (my country), and I do want to know how they depict Indonesia :)


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Oh same curiosity! Well it was actually very pretty -- the scenes in Indonesia. But again -- Liz's experiences there in the book as a woman, as a person, are quite different in the movie.

Rita Banerji

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