I think I roll my eyes at ridiculous comments at least a zillion times in a day. From the friendly neighbourhood aunties inquiring about my relationship status to my colleagues' ignorance about women rights, I have seen it all. Since my exasperated sighs and comebacks aren't enough, here's hoping the law does something about it. I strongly believe the people who use these 10 sentences should be fined by law!
1. 'I'm not a feminist, I just believe in equality.'
Hate to break it to you, but feminism = equality. You can just read a bit about feminism and you will find that women are not fighting to be above men, but for gender equality.
2. 'Shaadi ka kya plan hai?'
Shaadi ka toh pata nahi, but I just got a promotion at work, do you want to talk about that?
3. 'Oh, you've gained weight, huh?'
Just like you've gained ignorance. I mean, do you really think I don't know if I have gained weight? Wait, you don't even realise you're body shaming, do you?
4. 'That's so gay.'
Five words: IT. IS. NOT. AN. INSULT.
5. 'Don't be a pussy.'
Again, what makes you think being a pussy is in any way offensive? #PussyAndProud
6. 'Why are you so quiet? Say something!'
From introverts everywhere, stop saying this! We can't just magically transform into people who talk a lot because you asked once.