Like India, Pakistan is a nation steeped in the values of an arranged marriage system. Sample this particular matrimonial advertisement below:
From demands like ‘fair, good looking, slim’ to facing rejections, almost all the time, it’s the women who are at the receiving end.
At a time when women around the world are breaking stereotypes, here are a bunch of Pakistani women who are still caught in the mesh of a horribly orthodox society.
The discussion kick-started by a question posed by a Twitter user named @oh_my_mascara where she wrote, “Ladies, quote this with whatever physical appearance you were rejected for by rishta people. I was rejected yesterday for bad front teeth.”
What followed was a list of ludicrous reasons for which scores of women were rejected from a potential, ‘Rishta’.
1. Turned down because the girl ‘looked too modern’! Seriously?
2. Wonder what this bloke was looking for.
3. Rejected because the girl wore glasses.
4. And the classic excuse: Complexion!
5. Working women? A big no no it seems!
They say marriage is a serious institution, but the tweets above makes it look more like a circus. It’s unfortunate that even in this day and age, women still deal with such regressive mentality. What century are we living in?
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