Though we use social media to connect with celebrities and friends, things can often get tricky as trolls often post comments that confuse us and at times, shock us deeply.
Recently, something very similar happened with TV actress Sayantani Ghosh who hosted an Instagram live session with her fans and was asked about her bra size from one of the users. Later, recalling the incident Ghost shared a befitting note on body shaming.View this post on Instagram
She wrote, "Yesterday in one of my interactive sessions someone asked me my bra size! Though I gave the person a befitting reply (which btw a lot of you appreciated) still I felt there is so much more I want to talk about.. Any form of BODY SHAMING is BAD!! Period.”
She said, “But particularly, I struggle to wrap my head around the fact that what is this fascination towards female BREASTS?? As to what size it is?? A cup, B, C or D, etc ?? And it's not only the boys, even us girls have this sort of a conditioning!"
She expressed how people are just fascinated towards a female’s body parts, especially breasts and wrote, “There are few parts to such mental conditioning. 1: Why is it so difficult to accept that it's just another body part?? I know it has meaning when it comes to a nursing mother or certain purposes of passion, but in the end isn't it another body part ??? What we don't realise is that such perspectives or hype over the female breast, throw few of us women, in fact most women get into a very f**ked up head space!"View this post on Instagram
She also wrote about how in today’s time women need to practice self-love. She added, “Where is the concept of Self- acceptance and Self-love ?? Few of us who are well endowed start feeling conscious about it, and start hoping that ‘I wish I was flat or small chested’ and few of us feel the need for implants!!! Remember those times when you went to buy a nice pair of dress and the only reason you didn't buy it because either your breasts looked too small or big in it ?? It's like we are never good enough !! We are so uncomfortable even talking about it!!"View this post on Instagram
She also said, “IT'S TIME TO STOP The next part of my thoughts is, who gives such rights to men?? Why do men feel that you are entitled to look at a woman this way or talk to her this way?? May be it's us ..yes girls its us for tolerating this sh*t and not speaking up! Often we shy away from facing these men due to a feeling of shame, or avoiding such points so that we don't create a scene and the list of reasons can go on… I too have kept quiet so many times feeling uncomfortable when I saw a man staring at my breasts!!"
She questioned men about how they would feel if the tables turned. Kudos to the actress for tackling the troll head on and exposing deep-rooted misogyny and sexism in the society. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below!