Women have legs - Malayalam actress Anaswara Rajan gets support for wearing shorts
Malayalam actress Anaswara Rajan has gone on to become a household name across Kerala after starring in films namely Udaharanam Sujatha, Thanneer Mathan Dinangal, Adhyarathri to name a few. The teen actress recently celebrated her eighteenth birthday and enjoys a good fan following on her social media pages. The star had posted a couple of photos a couple of days back in which she is seen wearing shorts, which have since made her a subject of bullying and slut-shaming, with many calling her out over the choice of her clothes. A few followers also went on to raise the question as to why she was 'taking her clothes off by the age of 18' to which she has since responded saying, "Don't worry about what I'm doing . Worry about why you're worried about what I'm doing…".
With controversy courting Anaswara Rajan and her pictures on her Instagram page, the young actress soon received strong support from a number of popular names in the Malayalam film industry including Rima Kallingal, Parvathy, Nazriya, Ahaana Krishna to name a few. One of the first to respond, actress Rima Kallingal posted a picture of herself in a bathing suit along with the caption, "Surprise surprise!!! Women have legs."
Actress Nazriya, who enjoys a massive popularity in Tamil Nadu, shared a picture of herself in a dress along with her husband Fahadh Faasil, which she captioned as "#LegDay".
Parvathy Thiruvothu, the female lead in Dhanush's Mariyan, shared a story on Instagram, with a picture of herself in shorts, which she captioned saying, "Yas we have legs".
Popular model and actress Ameya Mathew too posted a picture of herself sitting on a chair in a white shirt and shorts with the caption, "A new play for all those men who turn to moral policing at the sight of legs - These legs can also kick you guys too."
Actress Ahaana Krishna posted a picture of herself and wrote a detailed note saying, "What I wear isn't your business. What anybody wears isn't your business. Your business is just your business. Probably you don't have enough of it , so you try and poke your nose into other people's business. I will wear Shorts , Sari , Shirt or a Swim-suit .. it's not your license to question my character." Check out her complete statement on her Instagram page below:
Posting a really nice picture of me wearing a tiny dress , showing most of my legs to take attendance of the number of creeps who will line up in attention in my comment box to post third-rate comments :) 2 things. Firstly , what I wear isn't your business. What anybody wears isn't your business. Your business is just your business. Probably you don't have enough of it , so you try and poke your nose into other people's business. I will wear Shorts , Sari , Shirt or a Swim-suit .. it's not your license to question my character. Neither is it my oppurtunity to prove my own character. So , WATCH YOUR THOUGHTS , NOT MY CLOTHES 🤷 Secondly , as far as I know .. legs , stomach , hands etc .. they are all the same, be it in the body of a man or a woman. I can't see any difference that is so important that it justifies the difference between the kind of comments that make it to the comment box of a man in little clothes and that of a girl. If a man shows his well toned body , it's Inspiring , Mass and Frickin' Hot. When a girl does the same , she looks like she's ready for Sex? She's Shameless? She’s an Attention Seeker? She's trying to turn people on for work? Pick up this flamboyant display of patriarchy and discard it in the first dust-bin you can find around you. Me posting a picture in a super short dress has only 1 meaning - I like that picture and I felt like sharing it on my own social media profile. Any other meaning that you derive out of it is nothing but a reflection of the unfortunate situation of your life and the things you lack in it. Gross mindsets might not change way too much. But the license to publicly speak out one's gross mindset can be shut down. Call out slut-shamers. Call out dirty patriarchy. And stop giving a damn about what a random person has to comment on your clothes. Do these 3 things and slowly but surely , creeps who want to say creepy things will be so scared to spit out the poison that they will learn to keep it within themselves. I'd like to sum up this slightly long post with a quote I read recently on Social Media - " Oh my favourite season will be the Fall of Patriarchy 🍁 " Image shot by @rexphotography.in 💫
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