Fed Up of Misogyny: Women Slam U’khand CM’s ‘Ripped Jeans’ Remark
Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat had said women wearing ripped jeans “cannot raise kids well.”
Women from across age groups, mothers and otherwise, took to Twitter to post photos of themselves in ripped jeans, in an answer to newly appointed Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat’s comment on the piece of clothing.
Rawat had on Wednesday, 17 March, said that women who wear ripped jeans “cannot provide the right environment at home for children.”
Rawat’s Outdated Remarks
“If these woman go out in society to meet people and solve their problems, what kind of message are we giving out to society, and to our kids? It all starts at home. What we do, our kids follow, A child who is taught the right culture at home, no matter how modern he becomes, will never fail in life,” the chief minister had said.
He had further expressed distaste for ‘bare knees’ being exposed to children. He claimed that as the West is moving towards Indian yoga and covering of the body, Indians are moving towards ‘nudity.’
“Kaynchi se sanskaar and showing bare knees, wearing ripped jeans and looking like rich kids, seem to be the only values being given now. Where is this coming from, if not at home? What is the fault of teachers or schools? Where am I taking my son, showing his knees and in tattered jeans? Girls are no less, showing their knees. Is this good?” Rawat said at the event.
Rawat made these comments on 16 March at a workshop that was organised by the Uttarakhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights in Dehradun. His remarks were directed at the woman running an NGO.
‘Everyday Misogyny’: Women Slam Uttarakhand CM
Hundreds of women called out the CM, asking what message he wanted to send to society.
#RippedJeansTwitter and #GirlsWhoWearRippedJeans trended on the social media platform, with women posting photos of themselves in ripped jeans. Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi posted a photo of herself too, calling for ‘soch badlo’.
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