May it be racial or godly, in movies or in reality, when it comes to discriminating individuals, our society never fails to flabbergast us. And sexism is one of those major factors, where they believe that one sex is superior to or more valuable than another sex. It imposes limits on what men and boys can and should do and what women and girls can and should do.
Although the concept of sexism is not subjected to a particular gender, it is more often directed against women and girls. It is merely a ramification to maintain patriarchy, or male domination, through ideological and material practices of individuals, collectives, and institutions that oppress women and girls based on sex or gender.
It would not be wrong if we say that sexism is faced by almost every women on a regular basis and besides, there’re bunches of derogatory remarks made by individuals some of which are, “Humne Churiya Nahi Pehni Hui Hain” or “Churiya Pehenke Ghar mein Baith Ja”. These kinds of remarks are widely used in a male-dominated society that proclaims that women are inferior to men.
Bangles are basically associated with the enhancing beauty of women. However, the unauthenticated magistrates of our society never fails to take the opportunity to disparage the value of another gender.
Bangles hold utmost traditional significance in Hinduism and largely for newly married women and is taken as auspicious for the same. The same newly married is said to carry good luck to the in-laws. She’s the one who holds the guts to leave her own family behind and hereafter, acts as a keeper to the entirely new realm, so this is not at all appropriate to refer that bangles are the sign of weakness which is in lieu is a strong personification of women. And such derogatory remarks on women should never be appreciated or tolerated.
Visuals by: Rahul Haloi
Article by Swagata Borah, The North-Eastern Chronicle