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  1. A writer from the East says:

    Awesome, and do you notice how media images are portrayed explaining what are the DOs and DONTs for women and most media is terrible in south asia, dont get me started on Pakistani media sexism and as long as such operas, drama seriels and movies won’t be stopped completely things won’t change.
    BTW, did you see my latest post, its about a feminist man ahead of his time: please see you will get entertained for sure, at http://wp.me/p2Mxgu-Wx

    • I agree that the media has a big part to play in all this. I know many Indians who love the shows on Zindagi channel (the one that airs Pakistani serials) and other than acting, nothing else is progressive!
      No, I haven’t read your latest post. Will check it out!

      • A writer from the East says:

        Yes, Pkaistani serials have regressed since last 90s — all the Wahabi agenda seeping through weak, typical down trodden women’s characters and the current drama serial/opera writers seem to be greatly influenced by Ekta Kapoor. It is such a shame Parul, otherwise I really feel that we do cross border collaborations we have enough talent to shame the likes of Hollywood/Cannes etc. In the coming posts on this series, I will cover the FILM/TV aspect more! keep tuned and thanks for listening to my ramblings! always such a pleasure 🙂

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  3. You won’t believe this, but evenin Italy when a girl is raped they blame it on her clothes or behaviour… It’s time to stop judging, and the worst thing is that we women often judge one another (out of jealousy, antipathy, competition, prejudice, etc.) while we should support each other more!
    Can you tell me about the open hair in India? I never heard of that…

  4. Moral guardians of the society. They will keep on ranting…every girl is ‘bad’ for being a GIRL ..devoid of Y chromosome!

  5. Ranju says:

    I came across this on FB and we had this poster-bashing session. It was fun really. I mean, to bash those pea brained rats who say things like this. I consider such judgemental people much much much inferior to me.

  6. Vineeta Srivastava says:

    v correct . i am a teacher in a school of a small city . In my school and meeting with parents i always come across with such remarks for girls .But we should speak .only then change is possible .

  7. indrani says:

    I prefer to be a bad girl then. :I

  8. Anita says:

    Very true. I agree with you, Parul 🙂
    It’s all conditioning & imposing rules & restrictions.
    Change begins with you & me.

  9. Indian soaps are few of the most regressive ones i have ever seen. Children and women who follow these religiously, obviously either accept these ideas unquestioningly or the concept grows on them unconsciously. I feel it is difficult to fight such a huge influence without media and policy makers taking a firm stand! Till then, individual rebellions are the only way!

  10. Hahaha.. Nice post.. I did a post on this too. Not so descriptive because I lost my speech after looking at it!!

    Here: https://aregularindiangirl.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/brace-yourselves-bad-girls/

  11. kokilagupta says:

    Well said .It sure is a vicious circle And hard to break as girls themselves have the similar mentality. The above chart is not how males judge us … most of the words from the chart are uttered from a female mouth . And one more chart is needed the Good Girl chart having-
    One who never use a lipstick…at least before marriage.
    Do not use a fancy umbrella or shades even in harsh sun.
    Never talks to her ‘own’ husband in public. (don’t even imagine talking back )
    the list is endless….

  12. aseemrastogi2 says:

    Can’t really fathom the thinking of those so called moral guardians of society who think that women can be labelled as bad or good based on their whims and fantasies.

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