One would be hard pressed to find a girl in our ‘society’ who hasn’t heard some of these inane comments at some point in her life. Read on and nod along to the most banal things most Indian women are sick and tired of hearing.
Things Indian Women Are Tired Of Hearing!
“Arey, kitni badi ho gayi hai!”
Or in other words, she’s dying to set you up with her neighbour’s-chacha’s-friend’s-bhatija’s-son. Let’s rule out ‘if’, but when you hear this, dear God, run. Run for your lives!
“What will you feed your husband if you don’t learn how to cook?”
“Matrimonials: Looking for a FAIR complexioned, 20-something, VIRGIN girl.”
Hey, guess what people-posting-such-matrimonials, it’s not the sixties anymore, and Indian women are way more than your set idea of the perfect stereotypical bride!
“A ‘cultured’ Indian girl does not drink, smoke or get tattoos.”
Cultured?! What are we, birds?
“Why don’t you get married now, you can always continue studying after?”
Why don’t you rather spend my wedding fund on my post-grad college tuition? Surely that will be a much better investment than a 4-day long party that I’m supposed to have only once in my life. No fair!
“Why do I always see you hanging out with guys?”
Why is it impossible for people to fathom that a girl can be in a platonic relationship with a guy?!
“A feminist in this country hates all men+is a lesbian”
By definition, Feminism is a movement aimed towards equal rights and opportunities for men and women, and feminist is a ‘person’ who supports this ideology. Seriously, a lesbian? That sort of sad thinking is nothing but pitiful and it’s time we rise above such opinions.
“Why don’t you try a besan+curd paste for your skin?”
Because that is not a tan, it’s just my beautiful complexion!
“What time will you be back home”?
Is there even a point to this question, when you know I’ll be home whatever time you want me?
“So, your sister’s married now, when do you plan on tying the knot?”
That was a keen observation.. and on my sister’s wedding day! I wouldn’t hold my breath because that’s not happening anytime soon, no matter how bad you and your posse of matchmaking mothers want it.
Drop a comment below if you’ve ever been at the receiving end of one of the above!