Yesterday, one of the comments from the most educated families of India appalled me. The man in spotlight accused the protesting women to be “dented and painted” and thus “unfit” for calling on this protest. How insanely can you make it stand against the credibility of women?
What baffled me was the blatant picture he showed of our society. If a person of such an educated and esteemed background carries this pervert thinking, leave aside the uneducated class!
But my bigger question is – “what’s wrong with a painted women“?
Is it bad to look pretty? I love to dress and so do millions of other females. Let me put the fact straight – Its okay to love yourself! Its normal to feel good about oneself. And if putting on make up or dressing up gives us that smile and confidence, what’s your business in it anyway? If you find it silly then I feel sorry for you. Would you ever stop your mother from putting on a lipstick? Or Shout away a lewd remark if your sister dresses up?
If a lady walks in office in a formal skirt and her make up on, she is inviting cross talks. Some may even term her incompetent to work on the core issues. But in a similar fashion if guy walks in his shorts to work, oh he soo cool! If a guy picks up his glass at a party, that is his societal freedom. But if a lady gets her glass, that raises eye brows and bunch of remarks on her character.
Women in the item numbers is com modification, but John Abraham’s butt exposure is all in good taste!
I am not trying to put a men vs women case. But let this hypocrisy die. The man doesn’t need to tell the lady anymore what to wear, how not to behave n all.
All this while in our society we’ve been letting the girl know her boundaries. But now we need a role reversal. Its time to educate the boys of our families about what is acceptable and what is not. How to respect women cannot be taught in schools and colleges. These are the essential family values to be imbibed by responsible parents.
Its time to stop telling girls to not step out late at night. Rather, tell your boys to stop staring at them!