Today while browsing through random pics shared in FB, I came across this below pic that shows girls before and girls of today. Obviously the girls in left pic, belonging to the 40's era are virtuous and morally right than the girl in the right. The girls in the langa-davani (or the half sari) are better models for “Desi-girls” than the girl in the mini.
Ok, so now you want to know why this di has so much kolaveri. I don’t even know what non-sense, rubbish ethics this picture is trying to garner. Is it saying that girls of today smoke, drink, party and believe in pre-marital sex? Whereas girls from 4 decades before believed that they were here on earth to serve their parents, husbands and in-laws. That they were not capable of going out, working and earning for themselves? Why not show a before pic of ladies sitting in their house preparing dinner and doing only household chores next to a pic of a woman today, who manages not only her family but also works as a manager/entrepreneur/CEO earning much more than her husband. She is capable of multi-tasking; caring for her husband, children and in-laws, financially supporting her husband, balancing her personal and professional life like a pro.
I have nothing against women of yore days, my grandma and mom were from those years and they are very fine women. But why malign women of today, just because they like to light up? Men have been doing the same from age old days and somehow that’s fine? I am just fed up by these double standards in society.
Few days before I had received another pic in mailbox which showed Indian girls from various IT companies smoking. So what? I don’t smoke but sometimes I drink wine or vodka. Does that make me bad? Does that mean I am not fit to be labeled as “Indian girl”? How much more time will it take for the Indian society to change its mentality against women. Smoking or excessive drinking is bad and it’s a killer, doesn’t matter if it’s a man or a woman. So please, before posting or liking such pics in social networking sites, stop and think for a while, if it really makes sense. Be aware before you share!