Dear women, wear bras to embrace and to take care of your body and not to fit in the frames of patriarchal beauty.
Many boys are taught over and over throughout their lives that exhibiting “female traits” is wrong and means they aren’t “real men.” Worse, they’re frequently punished for it .
Feminism basically advocates equality. It backs the right of people, women and even men, to live their life on their terms. No matter if you wear makeup or not.
The word mardaani actually further reinforces the stereotyping that correlates courage to masculinity and it is everyday Indian women and girls who bear the brunt of it.
Advocating that women shouldn’t step out of their homes at night as they are fragile is such a banal argument, we have been hearing it from centuries. It places the accountability of women’s safety on their own shoulders, instead of conditioning men to behave properly.