The practice of calling married women suhagan, saubhagyawati, sumangali essentially differentiates them from the rest, and yet it's not as simple as calling her Missus.
Men do not realise their privilege in Indian society - no one does, actually, and what is OK for a man can never be OK for a woman. Unless we question.
A 1994 song is being re-made with the same hero, Akshay Kumar, now romancing a younger woman. It is time we take a hard look at Bollywood's ageism that keeps men 'evergreen' while pushing aside their contemporary women actors.
Even supposedly 'innocuous' remarks about how "life is easier for a pretty woman" shows internalised misogyny, and negates the hard work of women.
Society's expectations of girls being 'Sanskaari' are pathetically Paleolithic, says this hilarious list by the author. Do you see yourself in there?
17 year old climate activist Greta Thunberg has been trolled incessantly by men who want her to shut up. While she handles it like a boss, it is a sad reminder that when men have nothing else to criticize a woman about, they will infantilize her or talk about her looks, to hide their own insecurities.
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