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'Bois Locker Room': Another Instance Of Sexist Comment Being Normalised In Our Society
'Bois Locker Room', a private Instagram group that got busted online for objectifying minor girls sexually leading to a series of outrage followed by self-retrospection by netizens!
'Boys Locker Room': Another Instance Of Sexist Comment Being Normalised In Our Society
NEW DELHI: Casual 'sexist' remarks have been so normalised in our society that we didn't even realised that when are we crossing our line. Falling prey to our ignorant mindsets, on Sunday the micro-blogging social media sites like Instagram and Twitter were taken by a storm after a similiar incident was busted online.
On Sunday, a female user revealed an Instagram group titled, 'Bois Locker Room', which allegedly morphed the pictures of minor girls, and participated in an open conversation of body shaming and slut-shaming them.
One of the Instagram users got hold of the screenshots of the 'private' chats and leaked them online revealing the names of many boys involved, who were shamelessly passing sexist comments which promoted 'rape culture', as the netizens put it.
Since then, Sunday night saw a lot of aggravation coming out, resulting in netizens getting divided into different sects. The incident literally took social media by storm, igniting the feminists or 'fake feminist', as the opposite section puts.
A number of disturbing messages and screenshots surfaced the internet which gave each of the netizens a set back to think and ponder upon how normalised these issues have been, that we have been so ignorant of them being simply prevailing in our society.
The matter soon went to Twitter requesting in the involvement of Delhi Police as the incident was subjected to boys and girls of Delhi.
Talking about the different sects, the girls are horrified on social media and are continuously expressing their fear of having posted their pictures on their public social media handles. Some girls, who are said to be the victim of the leud sexual comments has reportedly deleted all her pictures and have even converted her account into a private one.
So the question arises, do girls now need to think twice before sharing their pictures out of the fear that they might get morphed?
When it comes to the boys, not really the 'boys', but the people (including the girls) who have enjoyed the process of objectifying other girls sexually, have alleged that they were just passive members and never passed any derogatory remarks against any of the subjected girls. Also, the alleged boys, who have been receiving a lot of hatred since then has the pretext of breaching their privacy as the girl has revealed their 'personal' chats and also the names of the participants in this 'vulgar' act.
This also brings us to the question that can anyone exploit one's dignity and pass unacceptable sexist remarks in the backdrop of 'privacy'?
Now, another segment on social media are intriguing their inner self and have turned themselves to the process of introspection. After doing rounds of observations, we found find that internalised misogyny and normalising rape culture like this is unfortunately all too common and is persistent in our daily conversation which we often term as 'casual joke'.
Through all this time, we never thought that this 'casual' fun will turn into such a big loophole of our society affecting the lives of many. The most impact that this incident has brought to limelight is that of the 'mental impact' that this chauvinist society is gifting us.
Thus, giving us a chance to look at why have we normalised this behaviour in terms of 'fun'. Isn't it leading us to the 'rape culture'?
Social media has never seen such a havoc since the #metoo movement. The hashtag 'boys locker room' has been on the trend list since then.
Now what we have left to look at is the everyday 'normalised' sexist comments that might be the result of what happened on Sunday.
This is a time to view the picture from a broader perspective and at the same time take a look deeply and closely, rather than pinpointing the blame game on to each other about who violated what, we need to retrospect that how many times we have 'unintentionally' and in an 'unharmful' way have done this!
Rather than finding who's at fault and who's not, look at the greater truth. Truth changes with everybody, for everybody and according to the situations and the perceptions that one has in mind. Truth is different for everybody!
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