The recent hoopla around the wedding of Feroze Khan (many congratulations to the new couple) has pointed out a very interesting debate.
Many women, in particular, took to commenting about how Feroze Khan’s wife was physically not as “beautiful” to get married to the actor
While everyone has their own perception of beauty, the fact that women are very critical of other women and their looks is something quite problematic. You are negating an entire being and who they are as a person merely because of their looks.
Another post talks about how people “deserve” other people based on their looks
And this reference is nothing but vile
We often talk about how we as a society need to move past each other’s looks and focus more on how we are as human beings
This is not the first instance where certain comparisons have been made. The same comments followed when vlogger Zaid Ali T got married. People just could not hold themselves from commenting on how his wife looked. And the interesting bit is that these same heinous comments come back to effect women in particular. This cycle of rejection based on looks never breaks because women themselves perpetuate such standards and marginalize women who do not fulfill those standards.
This unwarranted commentary on frivolous things like body and physical features leads many a men to generalize women’s behavior and perpetuate the myth that women bring down other women.
While pop culture has instilled this belief among women that they need to outdo each other, it is about time that they get out of this fight and stand by each other
No doubt #FerozeKhan wife is pretty but what's wrong with her dress? So so paindu !! Money can't buy a class !!
— S; (@ItsSumiyya) March 31, 2018
To everyone who is not liking feroze khan's bride.
Dear blah blah,Allah ko Jo manzoor tha hogaya,you go home and cry.
They are meant to be together and they make a beautiful couple.
Tmhara waisa b konsa hona tha usey?#FerozeKhan
— Farwaaaaaaa (@farwa_k) March 28, 2018
All those females making fun of #FerozeKhan wife should be noted and next time they accuse men for calling them ugly should be pasted with their msg screenshot
Are they same female lot who said similar thing about ZaidAli wife
— Aristocrat (@emranali) March 29, 2018
If you’re a supporter of women empowerment and how we need to break free from the shackles of patriarchy you have to check your own words and make sure you’re not other bringing each other down
If women are the ones perpetuating this injustice, then it does make you wonder how long will it take to convince your own gender to finally break that cerebral barrier and join debates which are relevant and which will make lives easier. Imagine a young woman who is not able to get the same opportunities as someone you might consider good-looking, despite being equally able. This is not the kind of precedent we want to be setting.
Imagine your own self in the situation. So let’s not bring each other down. Let’s try and be happy for each other. Somewhere in this fight, we forget to be happy for each other and that leaves us with very little of that emotion to share with each other.
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