Newly elected parliementarians from showbiz Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan got savagely trolled for the clothes that they wore to parliament.
Firstly , most sane elements of our society agree there was nothing wrong with their clothes . They were dressed decorously. Secondly, must women from the entertainment world be subjected to ceaseless sartorial surveillance and scrutiny, no matter where they go?
No! Says veteran superstar and parliamentarian Hema Malini. “They were nicely dressed .So I don’t know that the fuss is about. Secondly, who are these people to comment on how we women dress?”
Actress-activist Renuka Shahane agrees with Hema. “I do not think there was anything wrong in the clothes both had worn. Their dress was not “unparliamentary” at all. People just need targets to troll and they find it especially easy to target women about the clothes they should or should not wear.”
Actress-politcian Khushboo Sunder feels gender attitudes need to evolve with the times. “Times are changing and we need to change..their working going to speak and not the clothes..there is no hard n fast rules for cottons n linens in parliament..they represent the next gen..world has seen women breastfeeding their babies in parliament n here we are still stuck up on clothes..I welcome them. More power to them.”
Says singer- parliamentarian Baabul Supriyo, “In Social Media, millions of People will have Millions of opinions. The challenge is to differentiate trolls from positive criticism, ignore or make a note of it and move on.”
Swara Bhaskar has the last word on the subject of objectifying women in parliament. “It’s classic textbook sexism and shouldn’t be given attention.”