It is 2020, why must we still applaud a husband who says ‘love you dear’ to a wife who polishes their shoes, or hands him his wallet, keys and laptop? Isn’t he supposed to help out with the chores ?
Why married women in our society have to worry about social or familial repercussions for prioritising their parents?
Asking people to reach out to you, if they are facing mental health issues is a big responsibility. Are we all mentally equipped for such a responsibility?
For us, longevity and prosperity are the only parameters that define the success of a marriage. It doesn’t matter how a marriage lasted for thirty years, or fifty.
We could have made it a habit to be on a group call every week, if we wanted to. But why didn’t we? Why were we content chatting in the family group until a pandemic came along?
Why must a single woman’s lifestyle be anybody’s business? Why can’t she live her life as she wants? Must we constantly police her?
A “good Indian girl” appeases everyone in her line of sight, no matter what the cost. And not saying “no” is a big part of it.
Your friend is being pressurised to get married. How do you support her? By encouraging her to accept her fate? Or by motivating her to speak her mind and take a firm stand?
We have all gone easy in certain ways on our bodies; the rolls of fat don’t bother us that much, nor do the body hair that has seized the moment of our ignorance to reclaim their natural spaces. Was it easier to do so because no one was watching?
Let us celebrate every woman who has been nice and kind and supportive to you and has encouraged you to empower yourself
If kids can have their classes and playdates online, if us work from home folks can have conference calls through Zoom, then why not keertans?
Sitting in the society park, taking walks or jogging, or walking your dog, are these activities acceptable under lockdown?