In a country like India, it's really shameful that women get cat-called on streets for wearing 'provocative' clothes and blamed in the confines of their homes for 'provoking men' by wearing clothes that show off more skin. It has become a vicious circle which is why women don’t even feel like answering back.
More shocking it gets when a woman abuses other women for wearing ‘provocative clothes’, and this woman from Gurgaon is quintessential of what we’re talking about. This incident was recorded and then shared on social media by Shivani Gupta, who was the girl being targeted.
The incident took place at Nukkadwala Restaurant, on Sohna Road, where the women had gone to get some snacks. Speaking about how it all started, Shivani, a copywriter by profession, recounts, "When we reached there, the lady asked me to 'come here', to which I went over to her. She then said 'sit down'. I then asked her what this was about, a little upset with her condescending tone. She said it was about my dress. She yelled saying 'Aren't you ashamed men are looking at your thighs?'"
Shivani goes on saying that the woman then went way ahead and talked about how women are raped because other women wear clothes like these. Following this, the group of women went to file a complaint with the restaurant manager who expressed that they can have their food on the upper floor since they could not ask the woman to leave.
"This middle-aged woman you’ll see in the video addressed seven men at the restaurant to rape us because she felt we deserved it for wearing short clothes and bashing her unsolicited opinion. For speaking up against her primitive mindset," Shivani adds.
She continues to say "Our instinct was to turn away from the drama but supported by our colleagues, we took her on at a shopping center, nearby. We gave her the chance to apologize, to no avail, of course. Nothing moved the needle for her, not even another woman who learned the story on the spot and implored the ghastly woman to apologize."
Ever since then the whole thing went viral on all the social media platforms with users expressing their disgust over the issue. Over the hours that the video has begun to do the rounds, the woman has been recognized as a school teacher.
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