My morning was going just fine till I stumbled upon a what-the-f**k opinion about the definition of an ideal wife. I am talking about the Twitter post that promotes a patriarchal norm of marrying one such girl who can worship you. Like literally with puja-ki-thaali and all. 'Coz pati toh parmeshwar hota hai!
So, @Rebel_notout, borrowed a photo of South actress Pranita Subhash and posted it on the micro-blogging platform. In the photo, Pranita can be seen sitting on the floor and her husband, Nitin Raju is resting on the chair. The couple is reportedly celebrating a festival called Bheemana Amavasya.
In the picture, Nitin's feet are placed on a thaali or paraat with some flowers on the sides as a part of the festival's ritual. Other 2-3 puja-ki-thaalis are kept on the ground. Pranita can be seen praying with folded hands while gazing at him. He is also praying along with her. The Twitter user wrote, "Marry a girl who can do this for you."
Netizens were quick enough to school him. Check out their reactions:
Never Marry a man who expects such things from a Girl!— Shruti J. Singh (@ShrutiJouhari) July 29, 2022
Nope I disagree marry a girl who can respect your parents her own family tradition plus your family expectations and who can uphold the sacred tradition of Hindu dharma. No need to do pati puja at least I am against it.
It is a kind of slavery.respect is what you earn not command..how long this world going to keep the female like this.unfortunately the entire world is designed like this it seems..it is very difficult to get a perfect match.enslaving nd slight deviation may bring hardship means?— Sundaravadivel S (@Sundara84408385) July 29, 2022
It’s 2022 and still so easy to discriminate a woman. When it comes to marriage, its ironical that men want women to do corporate jobs but also be sanskari and take care of the house. And of course, women have to be beautiful.
Pati upar baitha wo niche— ꜱᴀʟᴍᴀɴ ᴀɴꜱᴀʀi 🦁 (@IBeingSalman007) July 29, 2022
Like a servant
If I remember... there was a word in English language....... self respect— smadaan65 (@SanjayMadaan160) July 28, 2022
Loyalty and love is another thing . Ye kya chutiyapa hai .— Swati☠Mankotia_ (@SwatiMankotia) July 28, 2022
No !! She will be my queen, not my slave 👸 Her place will be in my heart, not my feet ❤️— Vav_Mi_🇮🇳 (@Vaibhav69136073) July 29, 2022
No, it's not good.. seems wife is sitting like bonded labour..— कंस मामा (@0006PS) July 29, 2022
Well, some Twitter users also supported the idea:
Currently searching such wife meterial.— Pranu Pranav (@PranuPranav97) July 29, 2022
This could be us lekin hamare yahan ladkiyo ko pair nahi chhune dete. https://t.co/4iGaHaCmvz— Dim-Wit Mantri (@Cadworry) July 28, 2022
According to Times of India, Bheemana Amavasya is observed by women to pray for the long lives of their husbands in Karnataka.
While many people support the idea of worshiping men 'coz it's a part of rituals, for some, it is an act of slavery. What do you think?