Twitter's #GirlsWhoWearRippedJeans Trend Hits Back At Uttarakhand CM's Remarks

Women on Twitter are reclaiming their right to wear clothes of their choice with the 'girls who wear ripped jeans' trend.

Tanvi Akhauri
Mar 17, 2021 12:28 IST
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Girls who wear ripped jeans? Yes, they exist everywhere. And they're coming out in droves to flash their knees through the rips in their denims on social media. With the #GirlsWhoWearRippedJeans trend, women on Twitter are standing up with a sharp reaction to remarks made by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat regarding ripped jeans and the consequent societal breakdown it brings. 

On Tuesday, while attending a workshop, Rawat had elaborated on how ripped jeans have prompted a loss of "values" with parents who don such clothes setting a "bad example" for their children. Singling out a woman who ran an NGO, Rawat also said, "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?"

Twitterati has a solid response to Rawat's ideas about ripped jeans. Social media users are sharing photos of themselves in the outfit he has condemned in a bid to counter 'dress policing' women are routinely subjected to.

Girls Who Wear Ripped Jeans: Twitter Responds To Uttarakhand CM 


Twitter audiences routinely use photo trends to partake in social issues and rally support for causes that concern women. Cases in point, 'nail paint Twitter,' 'saree Twitter' and 'jhumka Twitter' trends that urge women to embrace their identities the way they prefer to.

The new 'girls who wear ripped jeans' trend is a play on the 'girls who drink beer' trend from 2018, which had gone viral when Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that women drinking beer were a cause of worry.

See how social media is abuzz with the 'girls who wear ripped jeans' trend

Views expressed are the author's own. 

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