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"Watched by millions of women, these serials are far from showing real empowerment.

They legitimize abuse, violence and patriarchy in its worst forms.

KOLKATA: Independent senior woman journalists have written to the West Bengal Women's Commission, expressing shock at the regressive content of serials aired during evening prime time on Bengali entertainment channels.

The women, who are part of the National Network of Women in India and work towards gender sensitivity in the media, said they were appalled by serials first portraying women as only homemaker and now plummeting to new depths by promoting the presence of two wives in a man's life.

"Anyway, since our school is up to Class VII, she would have had to seek admission in a different school after six months.

So, I suggested that the process of transfer began now.

Serials such as 'Ei Cheleta Bhel Bheleta', 'Punyi Pukur', 'Bene Bou', 'Mem Bou' and 'Radha' have been named among those which portray such regressive ideas.