Dark Skin, social issue, Uncategorized

DARK is new Beautiful

So I was following my daily routine at work. Had lunch with my friends and then we went out for a walk after lunch, discussed latest issues. We conversed and conversed little more. All of a sudden our conversation just hit me when one of my colleagues and a very dear friend Mamta said that people talk about her skin color.

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This conversation started when I was telling them that I will soon be going to get one tattoo which is in my to-do list for this year. Mamta was too excited to come along with me to the tattoo parlor as she heard my plans.

Next day, we were chatting and she disclosed that how she also wants one for herself. So I said get one which represents you or your life. She agreed with me. But she was having a hard time to decide because she is not well aware of her likings or dislikings as of now which is pretty normal. Sometimes, we just have to go with the flow of life to learn various things about ourselves.

So I consoled her and said make a list. Write down whom you are closer to, what you love the most, anything that you feel related to. And then she said, yes, people talk about my skin color because I am dark skinned. I didn’t feel bad for her. She is a very strong, brave and a confident personality. She doesn’t let others feel her inferior about anything else. She sure doesn’t say anything, but yes she stands like a hard wall.

I really didn’t have to encourage her so that she doesn’t feel bad because as I said she is firm and a positive spirit.  However, I was thinking of those people who roam around in the world with such mindset. They are themselves plagued and are clinging others with their thought process.

I never heard in my life about anyone complaining about the skin color of men. Never heard anyone saying he is so thin or heavy. What I have always heard discussing others about them are how well paid they are, how qualified they are, how well-mannered they are.

When it comes to women, why such physical attributes are so important. Does not she have an equal rights to flaunt her talent over her looks? Should not society give her a chance to showcase her skills over her skin color? Is it a crime if we talk about her accomplishments over her weight or height? Why is it that we have to have first look at her appearance than her qualification or education and is just exactly opposite in the case of men.

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Well, yes things are gradually changing. It is taking time and it might take a lot of time. But if we have more and more people like Mamta then this world will become a better place to live.

We should develop these feelings in ourselves that we are no lesser than anyone. Embrace yourself. Let these people be who just brag about such issues.

I am proud that I have a friend like Mamta in my life who is so full of life and positivity. Had it been me instead of her, I have no idea how I would have handled myself or such situation. She is such an inspiration.

Shine 100%

Mamta: Pretty Girl.

 

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social, Women Empowerment, Body Shaming, Society

Hold the horses! Look who are here.

What’s with the people slamming women all the time? I read newspaper and I find people criticizing women there. I open up social networking sites, and I happened to read some people are attacking women there. Let me tell you these women that I am talking about are talented, independent, confident, self-assured and really famous personalities of our nation and world.

I guess people just can’t get over the fact that women are equally ruling today. Women are empowering. They are getting stronger and pushing the walls harder.

Serena Williams, an established name in the tennis world with 22 Grand Slam titles to her name became the victim of body shaming. Rather than talking about her performance at Wimbledon, what people chose to talk about that one could see her nipples through her white tennis shirt.

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Serena William at Wimbledon 2016.

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Get a life dude. Every human being has those. Yes you also, who made issue out of it.

Recently, Jennifer Aniston also faced such criticism. By just looking at her stomach, paparazzi assumed that she is pregnant and made her stomach talk of the town.

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Jennifer Aniston.

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How about we talk about her career? How about we talk about that loving Rachel from Friends? How about we talk about her movies and how about we talk about how much she has entertained us all of these years and how well she is continuing to do that.

Not just this, people also want to criticize actor’s decisions in their movies. Recently, a Bollywood blockbuster Sultan was released starring Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma.  In the film, where Anushka’s character Aarfa decides to choose motherhood over her career and people chose to pour hate comments over the social media sites.

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Anushka Sharma in Sultan.

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Social Media sites definitely give you a power to speak your mind but at least make some sense. How legit it was to make fun of global star Priyanka Chopra’s armpits. Say something about her accomplishments. Why in the world people is bragging about her armpits?

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Priyanka Chopra on the cover page of Maxim.

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However, Priyanka Chopra had the best answer to shut all of them up.

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Priyanka Chopra’s answer to all who lashed at her.

She tweeted back and gave a hard time to haters.

I would just want to say one thing that if you choose to blabber for no reasons, then women also choose not to put tapes on their mouth. Get ready to have some backlash on your road fellas.

Or else, Peace!!

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