The hashtag #DressLikeAnIndianWoman was all the rage today, and in case you haven’t heard about it, the hashtag is the result of the modern woman’s outrage against the comments of a Mumbai college Principal.
We have all grown accustomed to hearing things of questionable intellect, but time and again, we end up shocked by the things that some politicians, celebrities and other such simpletons who don’t proof read their thoughts before they speak.
One such thought, “I have heard theories on why girls suffer from PCOD (Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease) at an early age. When they dress like men, they start thinking or behaving like them. There is a gender role reversal in their head. Due to this, the natural urge to reproduce diminishes right from a young age and therefore they suffer from problems like PCODs.” as reported by The Huffington Post India.
Yes, an educational institution that exists solely to impart knowledge to young minds. A principal is the one entrusted with the job to run this noble institution, but sadly, irony always strikes undetected.
Eminent personalities took mere moments to respond to such atrocious comments and then there was no turning back.
Ladies, every time you wear pants you lose the urge to reproduce. Does it work the same way with men also? BAN PANTS https://t.co/TWtTJfznBK
— Aditi Mittal (@awryaditi) February 7, 2017
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) February 7, 2017
Send us more photos of #DressLikeAnIndianWoman and we’ll RT the shit out of them. Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart.
— Rituparna Chatterjee (@MasalaBai) February 7, 2017
Twitter retaliated with #DressLikeAnIndianWoman, and you know the amount of badass-ery to expect. Women tweeted pictures of themselves and female icons, with an underlying message that not the attire but a woman’s achievements are what should always matter!
Here are some of the most quirky, most angry and most befitting reply to this assault on our personal freedom and common sense.
1. We would have loved to end the argument right here.
— Minol (@MinolAjekar) February 7, 2017
2. Subtlety? Perhaps some other day.
— radhika vaz (@radvaz) February 7, 2017
3. Some pictures just don’t require a caption, do they?
— Sanjukta Basu (@sanjukta) February 7, 2017
4. Progress has been too late, sadly.
— Sejal Mehta (@Snaggletooth_00) February 7, 2017
5. Proof beats no proof every single time.
— Prema Sagar (@SagarPrema) February 7, 2017
— Priya Sometimes (@PriyaSometimes) February 7, 2017
— Subarna Chakravorty (@subarnac) February 7, 2017
8. For those who don’t know, Sushmita Sen is a single and successful mother.
— Vaidehi Murthy (@ButVai) February 7, 2017
9. She’s got a point!
— Shelley Das (@shelley_das) February 7, 2017
10. This approach has the ability to keep a lot of things at bay!
— Nilanjana Sengupta (@Nilanjanas20) February 7, 2017
So, women aren’t eating chowmien to avoid rape and dressing like Indian women to avoid PCOS. Now, this is some science!