Sindoor may be 'auspicious' in Indian society, but it does not empower women but contributes further to their oppression. Let's begin by blaming Bollywood.
It was a matter of shame for a woman to eat publicly or be fanned while she ate. Women ate the leftovers, with no question of a second helping.
The practice of ignoring a married woman's first name and address her only in relation to her husband, kids, or family name says a lot about what we think of her identity.
When the marriage itself has no more meaning, when there is abuse and gaslighting in the relationship, what does a nuptial chain matter?
Having a sister-in-law can be a blessing if we outgrow the stereotype that women can’t be friends. She can be your greatest support as you enter the new household after marriage.
Cooking is not an issue. I prepare food for myself every day and quite enjoy doing it. But slaving away in the kitchen is quite another matter.
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