Recently, Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat joined the list of many men and women who have blamed women’s clothing for disrupting Indian values. His insensitive and victim-shaming comment about women who wear ripped jeans has made many men and women across the country uncomfortable.
Kainchi se sanskaar (culture by scissors) — showing bare knees, wearing ripped denim and looking like rich kids — these are the values being given now. All of this, in a mad race of westernisation. While the western world follows us, doing yoga … covering their body properly. And we run towards nudity. If this kind of woman goes out in the society to meet people and solve their problems, what kind of message are we giving out to the society, to our kids? It all starts at home. – Uttarakhand CM, Tirath Singh Rawat
Many netizens took to Twitter to express their disgust at the absurd comment:
We live in a country where:-
Girls can’t wear ripped jeans but….
They can be raped and burnt overnight?#RippedJeansTwitter #GirlsWhoWearRippedJeans #rippedjeans pic.twitter.com/DUZ9LX255d— Prerana ???????? (@ReallyPrerana) March 17, 2021
It’s not the ripped jeans that’s problem— Revolutioninside (@BalKish61118706) March 18, 2021
It’s the ripped mentality that’s problem#rippedjeans pic.twitter.com/lPBkjx361f
Time to rip apart the glass ceiling of misogyny and toxic patriarchy! #RippedJeansTwitter#GirlsWhoWearRippedJeans#RippedJeans pic.twitter.com/yBluTVEVey— Ginia (@itzginia) March 17, 2021
Wear whatever gives you confidence, it doesn’t matter weather it is saree or #rippedjeans bcz wearing jeans doesn’t represent I disrespect my culture nor wearing saree makes me conservative .#RippedJeansTwitter pic.twitter.com/KNQ9bO0JLr— Pratibha Raghuwanshi प्रतिभा रघुवंशी (@pratibhaiyc1) March 17, 2021
Message: That problem is with your mindset not in our ripped jeans.#rippedjeans#RippedJeansTwitter pic.twitter.com/fYrtwnp3ka— Ayushi Joshi (@Aayujoshii) March 17, 2021
Why are males of every race, religion, caste, culture so obsessed with covering up the women? #rippedjeans ?!?!?!— Hana Mohsin Khan (@girlpilot_) March 17, 2021
Bjp CMs are worried about ripped jean ????????
Whereas they have no qualms about ripped economy and women’s safety.
This is why one needs to elect an educated person with vision, not some power hungry dimwit.#RippedJeans— Lavanya Ballal | ಲಾವಣ್ಯ ಬಲ್ಲಾಳ್ (@LavanyaBallal) March 17, 2021
Message is that women can and should wear what they want. Simple. Don’t stress over it….#rippedjeans are cool….summers mein shorts be chalega…???? deal with it ???? pic.twitter.com/GpVwIm8nmA— Kadambini Sharma (@SharmaKadambini) March 17, 2021
I am a mom and I wear ripped jeans.#rippedjeans #RippedJeansTwitter pic.twitter.com/y62imtEVRx— Tina BK (@tina_bkaran) March 17, 2021
Jeans or No Jeans no one gets to judge anyone on basis of their clothes ,in support of #rippedjeans pic.twitter.com/jUQYXcYkMB— Juhie Singh (@juhiesingh) March 18, 2021
I too find it quite shocking that we keep electing regressive people like him into power. What message are we sending to society? #rippedjeans pic.twitter.com/arrcdw2XHd— RJ Ira (@irationalised) March 18, 2021
Well…sadly…this joke….still valid. #rippedjeans pic.twitter.com/8jpjJovhzI— Vir Das (@thevirdas) March 18, 2021
Do let us know what you think about the CM’s comments!