India is a country where women are worshipped and seen as God. India is the country where it is said that if the woman of your house is educated that means your whole family is educated. India is the country where the girls in the family are seen before God but despite of all these things one thing which we as Indians forgot to do or to think about is respecting women. If you are a woman living in India, you must have been called slut atleast once in your lifetime. Well we don’t even leave actress when it comes to slut shaming. Actresses like Priyanka Chopra and Fatima Sana Shaikh have been slut shamed as well.
However have you ever thought why do people in Indian society indulge in slut shaming? Or what makes them label a woman as a slut? It is about the basic human rights. Rights which we can wilfully give to men but when it comes to women and their rights we suddenly become the Andha Kaanoon and stop seeing. We even have to march to own our body. I have listed out some things here for the ladies out there who are curious about the things that can mark them as a slut by the unapologetic and lovely Indian society.
1. Wearing short clothes marks you a slut
I know our body, our choice but there are people out there who don’t believe in this mantra. Or should I say they stop believing in it when we talk about the female gender of our society. So throw away your shorts, crop tops skirts and everything that makes your skin visible and drape a sari.
2. Wearing red lipstick labels you as a slut
You think you look beautiful in that red shade, makes your skin look brighter and shiny but our so called society looks at it as a sign of a slut.
3. Oh you smoke, you are a slut
Nobody ever told us smoking was only meant to be done by the honourable men of our society. Smoking is wrong but it is wrong for everyone. But in India a man smoking is a hero but a woman smoking is a slut.
4. Friends with too many boys, Slut! Slut! Slut!
You must have seen the reactions people give you when you are walking down the road with guys no matter they are your blood brothers or just your friends. If you are seen with boys you are immediately marked as a slut because they readily assume that you must be sleeping with all of them. Also ek ladka or ek ladki kabhi dost nahi ho sakte.
5. If you drink you are a slut
Do you occasionally like having a beer or two after work or on weekend? Or do you drink at parties? Hawwww! Ache ghar ki ladkia sharab ko haath nahi lagati. You didn’t know that?
6. Saying No to a man makes you a slut
You are a woman and you are not allowed to have choices. If a man falls in love with you and proposes you there is no way you can say No to him because that will make you a slut. Also if you say Yes and sleep with him then you will definitely be marked as a slut.
7. Wearing makeup makes you a slut
Itna ban than k kha jaa rhi ho? I could never wrap my head around this stupid thought process we as a society have. If you wear makeup to look good and to feel good about yourself people will think they got a free pass to do anything. And if they can’t, they will mark you as a slut.
Did you feel that all the reasons listed above are too stupid to label a woman as a slut? I feel that too. But you and I both know it’s true. But as a woman we need to celebrate our bodies, our choices and the word slut because there is nothing wrong about it. Don’t let a word shackle your world and remember ‘Kuch toh log kahege, Logo ka kaam hai Kehna’!