Recently, a woman at a restaurant in Sohna road achieved notoriety, after she berated a person named Shivani Gupta for wearing a short dress. She called on seven men to rape her because she felt she deserved it for wearing a short dress.

There’s been widespread criticism of this middle-aged woman’s behaviour, to such an extent that the hashtag #AuntyJiApologise has started trending.

IGTV also took down the video. Insta user Jiyasharma12 had a few examples from her own life to add to the situation.

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The recent video by @sunkissedshitzu made me so proud of all the amazing women in that video and across the country that stand up for themselves. While men are at the root, many women are also a part of the problem. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Exhibit A: A lady in New Delhi telling my sister, 16 at the time, while on a jog, “isse chote kapde nahi milte kya?”. ⁣⁣⁣(Didn’t find clothes shorter than this?)⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ As a girl who wears the occasional “short” dress, I speak on behalf of all women who wear “short” dresses or in fact whatever kinds of dresses, as I declare that we are not “asking for it”. We are NEVER “asking for it” unless someone actually asks for it. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ When you see this video I urge you to not just look at the shockingly backward mindset of the older woman, but also to look at all the other women, who represent the long way India has come.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Being in an international environment, you wouldn’t believe how often I have to tackle the subject of women’s lives in India. I never deny the existence of a problem. But I firmly believe that we hold the power to get somewhere and we are definitely on the way. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Basically, what I’m trying to say is, Ladies, ITS HOT and I speak from literal knowledge when I say that designers across history, for centuries, have worked so hard to provide us with amazing silhouettes and LBDs. Don’t let the hard work of the Coco Chanels and Paul Poirets go to waste. #wearthatdress.

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