By Shruti Ambast
It’s a good time to contemplate our double standards on the rights and privileges of different genders and, in particular, the way we think of women’s bodies – what with the burkini debate, the assertion that the fear of women’s breasts being visible is reason enough to ban them from a religious place, the censuring of bras from movies and the call to discourage skirts as they are too ‘Western’.
So do breasts
And what do you know?
So does a flat chest
Skirts are a no-no
Because legs are bare
Jeans bhi mat pehno
Because legs are there
(What about a long skirt?
Brb consulting my book of sanskaars)
What if I cover myself
From head to toe?
*cough* secularism *cough* security *cough*
Sorry. But no.
Enough! I renounce clothing
From now I will be nude
No way! What do you think you are -
Shruti, 25 is a researcher based in Delhi and tweets as @shrutiambast
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