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Introducing “A Confused Modern Liberal Guy”
He’s wearing a cool T-shirt paired with a low waist jeans; quite an accent he has with fluent English. He was spotted in an up-town restaurant hanging around with some other cool dudes. Now, what’s wrong with checking out hot chics in sexy dresses? Ofcourse, that is natural for young people…
The same guy after several years down the lane…
He’s sitting in the same up-town restaurant. But this time, he is here to meet a girl. Yes! A prospective wife! What? He is not looking out for some hot chic wearing a micro mini. How can he? Tradition and family values are not something unheard of, right? No! No way does he mean that he is not concerned about looks. But hey! He just means that a girl wearing exposing outfits hardly has any regard for culture and values.
The Hypocrisy, Huh!!!
Introducing “The Half intellectual Chauvinists often mistaken as chivalrous”
Here is a man dressed in a Raymond suit; he is educated, well-behaved, witty and smart. He even pulls the chair for the women sitting across him. The problem arises when he meets a woman wittier and smarter than himself. No! A woman as pretty as her could only be a bimbo. How dare she come up with ideas more intelligent than mine? The beautiful damsels are only meant to be the eye candies. How dare she speak over a man?
Oops the Ego! Slap, Slap..
Introducing “An Understanding Potential Partner, only till he is actually NOT”
Here is a guy meeting a prospective wife. A girl dressed in a simple salwar suit with a long pleated braid touching almost her lower back; a girl with such low key appearance should not be an ambitious one; or so he thinks.
“Yeah! I mean, I do understand. It is difficult to take care of the job as well as the family. Hats off to all the women, who manage everything so well!”
“Thanks. Good to know that you are so supportive. My job, actually, is in shifts. So, it would be great if we would share the responsibility of the daily chores.”
“Yes! Why not! But, you know, may be, you would not need to work. I have nice prospects of a fat salary hike and money would not be an issue. You would not need to work yourself up. Working in shifts is not really an ideal kind of thing for women. You understand, right?
Alas! The Illusion! Crack, crack…
Introducing “The Arrogant Naïve who are loudmouths”
Here are the men who think they have got every right to comment on the appearance of every lady, whosoever! They do not spare the Bollywood Divas nor do they stop passing comments on the passersby. Too fat, too thin, too dark, too plain, too tall, too short and the list may get longer. Only if they could see themselves in the mirror, before passing comments on every girl around.
Sigh! Brace the loudmouths!
These are just a few examples of the judgments that are passed on women based on their appearance. Take a look at some of the startling figures that the Nihar Naturals #IAmCapable survey conducted by Nielsen India reveals:
a. 69% of men agree that their judgement of women is based on their looks.
b. 64% of women agree that the judgments passed on them have affected their ability to reach their true potential.
c. 70%of women agree that majority of judgments on women are from family members or friends rather than strangers.
d. 72% of women agree that working women face more judgments on their looks or their clothes than housewives.
Time to break the stereotypes…