Mira Sethi: “I don’t dress for the approval of men”

Mira Sethi claps back at trolls who shamed her for her outfit at the Lux Style Awards

Mahnoor Jalal

Mahnoor Jalal


Our nation’s favorite hobby is slut shaming women when they choose to exercise their right to wear what they want and go wherever they want. In this past week we’ve seen many favorite celebrities being scrutinized for the most simple reasons, like Minal Khan who became a target of trolls when she posted pictures of herself on her honeymoon wearing a lovely turquoise dress

Recently Mira Sethi has become another target of this kind of sexist clothing because of the outfit she had worn to the Lux Style Awards. However, the actress and writer refused to let such narrow minded thinking slide and penned a note on Instagram where she reminded everyone that no woman dresses for the approval of men but solely for herself

“Go home. I don’t dress for you, I don’t dress for anyone or anything other than my own sense of joy and play and expansion. The men of this country are obsessed with policing women, constantly defining their ‘honour’ in relation to women’s bodies and clothing and appearance. It is a smallminded, decayed, hateful thing to do. You want to disempower us because a deep part of you is hurting and angry. I get it. It’s societal and it is ugly.”

Mira Sethi then ended the note with sending some support to other women out there who are fearless in the pursuit of living the life of their choice.

“To the women who continue to secularize public spaces with their words and clothes and defiance: you inspire me. On the face of it, it looks merely glitzy and silly, but only those subjected to the heat of abuse know that simply by being – by asserting with our voices and bodies – we are clawing back space from rotten hierarchies of power and control.”

You can read her full post below:


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