It is quite disgusting how our Indian society is quick to make unsolicited comments on women’s choices. Be it about wearing jeans or about wearing western clothes or about wearing make-up or about pursuing her passion, our society is quick to police us at every step of our life.
Recently, when a video of a woman wearing a henna blouse went viral, there were many who passed unsolicited judgments on her and called her shameless. In the video, a woman is seen flaunting her henna blouse having paired it with a white chikankari saree.
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While the concept of a henna blouse has been around for some time now, but many people saw it as an opportunity to troll a woman over her choice of wearing a saree blouse. Numerous people took over to social media to troll the woman for her choice of a mehendi blouse. From telling her to “have some shame” and doing “anything in the name of fashion”, this woman was made a target for choosing a blouse of her choice!
Many people commented on the viral Instagram reel, questioning her choice.
gross— Srinivasan Raghunathan (@TSR100875) November 30, 2021
Anything for attention 🙄— trisha 🇮🇳 (@trisha28018992) December 1, 2021
Finally there won’t be any anxiety of wardrobe malfunction— Amma Pakoda (@ammapakoda) November 30, 2021
Introvert hai, isliye tailor ke paas jati nahi hogi😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/E0TDf8ImTv— Alpaca Girl🇮🇳 (@alpakanya) December 1, 2021
Fund raising shuru karo iske liye koi isse phle ki ye agli baar kisi or kapde pr aisa prayog kare— raj (@rachana7696) December 2, 2021
Fashion ke naam per itna niche jaai jitna sambhal sakti ho..warna dikhaye koii bhugte koii ..— Rashmi Sahani (@RashmiSahani7) December 2, 2021
Height of cringe— Odd-Purush (Odd Man) (@prevaildatruth) December 2, 2021
Cheap publicity seekers😂😂😂— अंशी वर्मा 🇮🇳🚩 (@Anshi_V14) December 1, 2021
This incident made us wonder how our society that is unbothered by the increasing cases of abuse against women gets irked by the choice of a blouse! Our society’s patriarchal and shameless mindset doesn’t let women live a life of their choice. So, whenever she takes a step of her choice, our misogynist society rushes in to police her!
Our society isn’t scared about the increasing rape cases or increasing women struggling with domestic violence. But, our patriarchal society is scared of a woman making a choice. Isn’t she the most dangerous creature?
While most of the comments were negative to bring down the woman, there were some who supported her too!
Why are people so concerned with what a person wears? Who gives the right to a society with messed up morals to judge and troll a person for their choice of blouse. From the length of the dress to the neckline to the makeup to the material of the fabric, we are tired of being interrogated.
At IFORHER, we wonder why our society that remains mum when our young kids are made victim by sex-deprived monsters are so disgusted by a woman wearing a blouse of her choice!
Dear Society, please grow up! It’s our body, our money, our mind and our choice. Please stop controlling women. We are not objects born to please you. We can do whatever we want and we will do it. At IFORHER, we are in awe of the woman for her bold move and just have one message – “You, Go Girl! Don’t pay any heed to the trolls. F*** the patriarchy!”