One thing that people (read – aunties) in India love to do is worry about the younger generation getting married and reproducing to populate the next generation. The target of their uncalled for, and idiotic, concerns are desi ‘woke’ women who are questioned about their life choices every single day.
Living life on our own terms, putting career before marriage, not succumbing to set standards of beauty and not following the patriarchal societal norms are a few of the decisions us millennial women are making for ourselves. But clearly, we are hurting the sentiments of our dear, dear aunties, who just want us to settle down in life.
Saher, who goes by the name The Pakistani Martha Stewart, is an artist who illustrates the desi girl problems and believe us it’s the most relatable thing you will find on the internet today.
Her Instagram account is full of savage anti-aunty posts and we love, love each one of them. Check out her comics below, and do let us know which one’s your favourite.
1. Aunty Gossips
We all know those aunts who believe once a woman is divorced, her life is pretty much done and dusted. Well, guess what? You’re wrong, aunty ji.
2. What A Housewife Does In Her Free Time
So what if a woman is a housewife? She can cook, she can clean and yeah, she kickbox too.
3. The Perfect To-Do List
That’s pretty much what women in the 21st century are doing all day, every day.
4. Stop With The Rishtas, Please!
It’s time we roam around holding a big signboard that says exactly THIS.
5. Enough With The Fat-Shaming
We won’t take it anymore. Geddit?
6. When The Decision To Get Married Is Not Yours
Can we let a woman choose her life partner herself FFS?!
7. The Unnecessary Wedding Shenanigans
Why spend so much money to feed people who will gossip and complain behind your back, anyway?
8. Ways Aunties Find To Annoy Us
And then there are ways we can shut them up too.
9. Because Only Doctors Are Eligible Bachelors
But hey, us girls aren’t ready to fall into the trap you’ve set all our lives.
10. Argh! The Misogynistic Songs
A desi girl won’t succumb to these unrealistic beauty standards. You heard us!
11. All The Wonderful Things Aunties Say About Us
When nothing works, sarcasm does.
12. Wife Or Maid?
Let’s clear this, shall we?
13. Lower Your Expectations, Darling
A desi woke girl will not compromise.
14. Brown And Proud
A man should love a woman for who she is and not for her skin colour.
15. *Can’t Hear Anything, BRB*
Dear aunty, question your son, before you question anyone else.
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