Read my post on Women's Web on the #GirlsRock Initiative
Open any of the matrimonial sites online or glance through the
section for ‘wanted brides’ in newspapers. What do you see there? I for one see
our regressive society’s sick mentality strewn all across. Yes, I see yet
another example of our country’s pathetic attitude towards women as I read the
words ‘Seeking a fair girl’ recurring in almost every ad. I don’t know what our
fascination with lighter skin color is! I truly don’t but I do know it’s one of
the most malignant maladies plaguing our society today.
What do you make of a prospective groom’s sister asking the potential bride why the color of her feet is darker than her face? What sense does it make? Or, what purpose does it serve rather?
A woman is so much
more than her skin color. Whether fair or dark how does skin color come into
the equation; that too when it comes to a woman? A man can be dark but he’s
acceptable? A man can even look like an ogre but still our society warrants his
ridiculous objection to a bride with a
dark complexion? Why the prejudice?