“Husbands jab jealous hote hain to kitne cute lagte hain na?” Roughly translates to, ‘When husbands are jealous, don’t they look so cute?’
Do you think a man wanting his wife to display her marital status shows that he loves her?
How different is that from men wanting women to hide their ‘beauty’ from gair mard (random men/other men) by covering up or by not wearing certain kinds of (Possibly ‘western’) clothes/make up/hair styles?
Why have we romanticised control, dependence, possessiveness and jealousy (mainly in men) as love?
For women: naiveté, ignorance, lack of experience, emotional dependence, need for reassurance and approval, trust, obedience and physical weakness, (delicate or fragile are still used as compliments to describe women’s beauty, as opposed to strong, fit or athletic) are romanticised.
Why isn’t being supportive, being partners, being fun to be with, being emotionally stable (as against being unpredictable or insecure), being balanced, not being manipulative, being fair and honest, and courageous and respectful, knowing one’s mind etc romanticised – in both men and women?
What do you think? Do you find the man’s gesture romantic?
What would you say would have been appropriate reactions? (I am assuming that the man was not really aware that his action was not an act of love but an act of jealous and controlling insecurity)
How do you think would this man react if the woman were to put the mangalsutra back inside, … or take it off and put it away, after calling his jealousy cute?
SimblyBored shared her post – Dabur Honey’s Mangalsutra Ad in response to this video.
Ditched the dupatta, chucked the chunni – Starry eyed
‘How Abuse Begins‘ by Desi Girl.