No,I’m not wearing a bra!

Moral Policing.

If you’re here for the bare-back photographs, I’d love to say Hi! Wish you a good day and leave you to judge me with your friends over the lunch-break. But, also, give me enough credit to have served you with a solid chunk of fodder to gossip about. My character, my morality, my ‘slut-like’ tendencies, my upbringing, my audacity, my education, my bra-size..oh-so-many topics to cover!

For the tad few people who are here to read about the WHY and WHY NOT, stay with me while I rant about the disease of moral policing.

Now, it’s no mystery that I love to illustrate my blog-posts with pictures that might or might not involve skin-show. I am extremely comfortable in my own skin and I love to express my state of mind and my mood aesthetics in the form of pictures. But, in this morally sensitive century where humans are obsessed with the idea of making the world a ‘better’ place through Facebook posts, there’s no denying that I’ve been subjected to moral policing at my work-place, my college, within my circle of ‘friends’, family, ex-boyfriends  and  the social network. 

For some reason, men and women, are very sensitive regarding the issue of wearing a bra. Men probably consider The Bra, the mark of a ‘decent’ woman and women are only too happy to oblige to the whims and idiocy of whatever the popular muscular men think (blame natural selection, obviously) . Let me just break it to you, the bra was designed to keep the female mammary glands in shape and to provide support. Through the ages, it has evolved into a ‘virtuous’ piece of clothing where not wearing it automatically makes you a ‘slut’ and immoral enough to be subjected to character bashing.

‘ Atleast wear a bra!’
 I quote one of my ex-boy friend(s) when he saw a photograph of mine.
I mean , who are you to tell me if my breasts want the support or not?
Well , as you’ve figured out, he didn’t mean it as the obvious functional application of the bra.
 He meant it more like ‘atleast wear a bra, be decent!’

Female ‘friends’ & batch mates are no less, though. With the rise of pseudo-feminism, you can shut a man up for his stupidity but you cannot shut a woman up for the same. Well, because they are the  goddesses of nature, a gift from the authorized God of sancity, and what not. I could singularly point out so many esteemed bra-wearing- women(read: DECENT{with caps lock on}) who are more professional at character bashing than any man could ever be. So many well-educated, high profile degree holders who have minds as narrow as a vagina.

Broad mindedness doesn’t come with an engineering/medical degree, or with living in a metropolitan city. I’m not saying you have to resort to skin-show to be broad-minded. Broad mindedness is in respecting other people’s choice of expression, giving them enough freedom to survive and not be under the constant fear of character scrutiny and moral policing.

Also, I understand that you feel extremely obligated to make India, a morally ‘virtuous’ society. But if you come between me and my creative outlet , I shall not subject you to my standards of character bashing, I don’t have that kind of time. However,I shall curl my lips in a smirk, go ahead with more photoshoots that doesn’t live upto your moral standards and subtly say a smooth and royal FUCK YOU to you and your toxic mind-set.

32 Replies to “No,I’m not wearing a bra!”

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  4. i have read many posts and blogs from the renowned feminists but i never smell in them what the real feminism is, i am not criticizing any one’s blogs or personality but here i also want to say that yes, you opened my mind at least for the approach of feminism.
    i think these things are allowed to happen and people watch and enjoy these things happen and they are fine with it because they think it is absolutely fine like something happen to girl just because she is wearing what she like. It is her life, her decision, her choice.
    When no one is asking me why i upload shirt-less photo on instagram, facebook, bla bla who i am to question any girl just because she is a girl.
    Thank you

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