'The Spoilt Modern Indian Woman' Eviscerates Indian Gender Stereotypes on Facebook
That hasn't stopped The Spoilt Modern Indian Woman though. That might sound like a deliberately ironic title for some sort of performance artist, but it's actually a Facebook group dedicated to highlighting the unfair and unrealistic standards inflicted upon women in India, and then turning them upside down. Using the commonly employed format of an image with bold block text above and below, each top line references a particular stereotype, and then the bottom one cuts its legs away.
Sadly, it's not uncommon for Indian women who raise such issues, personal or otherwise, to be met with scorn. What The Spoilt Indian Woman does, which is so vital, is to take the issue beyond its home nation. Sure, it's funny, but humour is often the best way of catching the initial attention that ultimately leads to greater concern. It's been linked to a spate of other, similar campaigns appearing across the world, including the Everyday Sexism project here in the UK.
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'The Spoilt Modern Indian Woman' Eviscerates Indian Gender Stereotypes on Facebook Reviewed by Callum Davies on Friday, March 11, 2016 Rating: