Netizens School Sabyasachi For Shaming Women Who Don’t Know How To Wear A Saree

Women in this country are constantly being shamed for one thing or another. We are shamed for being too fat or too skinny. We are put down if we’re pro-life or if we work too much and are career-oriented. One after the other we’re constantly jumping over hurdles to fight these statements.

And once again, we’re being shamed.

This time it is designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee who criticized women in India for not wearing sarees and giving a preference to western outfits.

Speaking at Harvard University, one of the top designers in the country said that he found a “major disconnect” when he observed Indian women and men losing touch with their roots. They are becoming “socially insecure”, he rued.

While answering a question on how difficult draping a saree is, he said,

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“Think, if you tell me that you do not know how to wear a saree, I would say shame on you. It’s a part of your culture, (you) need stand up for it.”

The remark was received with a resounding applause from the audience.

Twitterati obviously didn’t take the comment lying down. They shared their thoughts and slammed the designer.

1. Yes. Patriarchy, it’s toxic, you know that right?

2. Hey, can you cook?

3. Spot on.

4. You must lead the way.

5. Dear Men…

6. Is that a thing now?

7. Glen Coco! You go, Glen Coco!

8. We really feel bad that we weren’t taught this very important skill.

9. This is one user’s opinion.

10. Blunt.

11. This is funny.

12. Haven’t we had enough?

13. Don’t you have other things to do?

14. That’s what’s left.

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15. It’s exhausting.

16. Savage.

17. It’s been an eventful week.

18. Passing judgments is so easy.

19. Really did lose all my respect.

20. True story!

Last week itself the Goa CM made a statement saying he’s worried for girls drinking beer that enraged netizens. This lead to women all over the country sharing photos of themselves on Twitter with a beer in their hand.

It’s 2018 and we’re still dealing with regressive statements like these. It’s really a shame. And from a woman who doesn’t know how to drape a saree, Mr. Sabyasachi Mukherjee, thank you for once again talking from a place of privilege and culture shaming me over a piece of dissolvable fabric.