Female trafficking, rape, and domestic oppression of wives form important narratives in the film. But in a bid to battle patriarchy, the story does not whitewash women, and neither does it hyper-masculinise men.
If men molesting women or developing a violent or short-tempered behaviour is excused as a fault of a warm-blooded youth, then why is a young woman’s voice against any inequality or injustice and gender-defying deeds condemned every time?
Women own their bank balance, breasts and bras and have the freedom to show off. No one gives the uncomfortable onlookers the right to stare at her, police her or molest her. If she is comfortable with a visible bra, or no bra at all, so be it.
Why are the merits of a woman summed up in how much thicker her eye-liner is? Besides, why should society decide how much make-up a woman needs?
Did my mother or my sister really deserve to bear the burden of guilt for an infection?
It is high time that we accept that women can aim at and excel in any career options and that she doesn’t need the validation from the patriarchy whether or not she is on the right path.
BIn a fight to break one stigma aren’t we giving birth to another stigma?
I can’t understand ever what it means to be a ‘feminist type’ or ‘talking like a feminist.’ I am not biased but when people use feminism to question someone’s argument that reeks of bias.
A woman who wants to take charge of her life and its decisions does not need to be a “tomboy”. Womanhood implies both salwar and jeans, innocence and power and silence and roar.
Instead of ganging up against each other, calling each other names, or judging the looks and choices, we need to come together as a team to jointly fight away the monster that patriarchy is.
Online education is not approachable and affordable for everyone because of the extra capital that it requires.
Earlier, women who crossed their twenties were expected to fill their wardrobes with salwar and dupattas. But today, “the more dresses a woman wears, the more modern she is!” my mother said pointing towards a red dress and stylish hair-cut.