“When are you planning to have a baby?” The phrase that every married couple, especially women in India has been asked multiple times. Our society doesn’t understand the concept of boundaries and keeps pressurizing married women with their invasive and irritating questions!
Depicting the obsession of our society building unnecessary pressure on Indian married women for kids, the Instagrammer Harjas Sethi built an amazingly hilarious video. In this video, Harjas play a role of a nagging mother-in-law taunting her daughter-in-law to have kids. Quoting the example of Kareena Kapoor & Anushka Sharma, she mocks how her ‘bahu’ is yet to give the ‘good news’!
Harjas’s hilarious video starts with:
“Beta, ab nahi karoge to kab karoge? Teen saal ho gaye shaadi ko. 30 saal ke baad na bacche nahi hote. Kareena ka ho gaya, Anushka ka ho gaya, agla number Deepika ka hai.”
She shared the video with the caption: “I dare you to show this to your mother-in-law!”
Watch the hilarious video here:
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Though many of us may find the video hilarious, it captures the ugly reality of many Indian women. There are many women, who are being pressurized to become mothers.
While motherhood is a beautiful journey but it shouldn’t be forced upon anyone.
Dear Society, let women choose motherhood whenever they are ready. Don’t pressurize them. As many new moms are carving their own way and choosing to become mothers on their own terms, we hope our society will take a break and stop pressurizing them!