Good Girls Go To Nice Places But Do They Go To Goa?

The short answer is, yes. Of course they do! We’re referring to a cheeky little graphic piece that made quite a buzz on social media a few weeks ago. In textbook moral science style, the graphic takes a satirical view on ridiculous expectations from ‘good Indian girls’ but also makes a poignant point about how easy it is to displease the chauvinist elite in a largely patriarchal society by the mere biological fact of having breasts.

Yes, it doesn’t take much to be ‘a bad girl’ by some people’s standards!

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The graphic is based on an almost endearing but ridiculous phenomenon in our collective childhoods, called Adarsh Balak (‘an ideal child’) who interestingly was cast as a boy. This preachy little chart was a school staple in telling us how to be good, virtuous little boys and girls. All we can say is, it didn’t get us very far!

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This new chart was made by a group of students at Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology in Bangalore as part of an assignment. We’re happy to say that this subtle expression of frustration was made up of both boys and girls.

 

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How to be a ‘bad girl’ in India

Reposted from: BBC

Picture credits: BBC, Flickr

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Nothing makes Aditi happier than good shampoo, good design, evolutionary theory and a spicy Bloody Mary. A Bombay girl to begin with, she’s made a home in New York, Glasgow, Singapore and London over the last ten years. After a one-day career in hand modelling (true story) and a much, much longer stint in brands & advertising, Aditi is all set to make the most of her Delhi/NCR chapter. Aditi is the Delhi Editor for Zafigo and her writing has appeared in Little Black Book Delhi, Travel+Leisure and Huffington Post.

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