Indian man’s obsession for a stereotype wife continues. Despite all the awareness through various government and non-government organizations, some potential grooms choose to overlook the basic fundamentals of marriage, reducing it to mere appearance and ideal characters.
Such has been the case with a recently published matrimonial that has gone viral for all the wrong reasons.
The Ad has been posted by a 37 year old Mysore based industrialist, as he describes himself. He mentions that he has his own international export business and is presently earning an eight figure salary [though per month/per year is not known 🙂 ].
His main criteria for marriage seems to be looking out for an “attractive bride with high aspirations”. He further insists that her age should be “strictly below 26 years”.
Moving on to the desired character of his future wife, he states that “she should be a non-smoker, non-feminist, good cook and never been married before or have any kid”.
On a funny note, he becomes generously liberal to state that “Caste, Creed, Religion and Nationality will be no bar”. Don’t miss his charitable gesture when he writes “No Dowry Required”.
Lastly, he ends requesting for a “short biography and a recent picture of the bride to be emailed to him.”
This Ad has drawn a lot of flak on social media for its offensive content that proves sexism is still highly prevalent in many communities in our country. Several men and women have given a befitting reply to this Ad. One of them also mentioned to have sent him a dummy email, to which she alleged that he replied back to her with rape threats.
Many have also questioned the newspaper “The Hindu” for publishing such paid content without having any moral responsibility towards society.
I can only shudder at this on many levels.The warrior unable to find a girl. The skill sets that helped him earn an 8 figure (not sure annually /monthly) & yet can't find a suitable girl . If this kind of seedy ad is what this money can buy then I seriously doubt the tall claims pic.twitter.com/nsQwnFsLT9
— Suby #RebuildKerala (@Subytweets) September 11, 2018
man sent a rape threat to a girl who responded
— Priyashmita Guha (@priyashmita) September 11, 2018
All day today, we saw a picture of a matrimonial advertisement which was being circulated because of how disgusting it was. It was published by @TheHindu.
My friend decided to reply to this man to teach him a lesson on his ignorance and what she got in return is a RAPE THREAT. pic.twitter.com/oTSJ7CNXVY
— Maitreyee Misra (@Maitreyee_Misra) September 9, 2018
Found a bride for him. pic.twitter.com/qxPQn17PhY
— Renjith Thomas (@TowardsLiberti) September 11, 2018
What is Non- Feminist ?
Why doesn't he marry a rock ?
— Rajeev Arora (@AroraAtRaj) September 11, 2018
ha ha, not just that- he says caste, creed, nationality no bar. So broad minded.
— Manju Nair (@MGNTheTwin) September 11, 2018
So basically he wants a maid from any religion, caste, creed, nationality, etc. … and a maid whom he can fuck whenever he wants to.
— Ad21T (@Adheesh21T) September 11, 2018
Similarly worded matrimonial ads in terms of caste, age demand, God-fearing ( that's indirectly saying non-feminist) are highly normalised in our society!
— Revathy (@RevathyNS) September 11, 2018
Pipe dream . He has a long await ahead of him . Seedy .Who the hell needs a warrior ?
— nirlep sohal (@dijuli22) September 11, 2018
Assuming @the_hindu has the contacts of the person who placed this ad, his ass should have been hauled into a jail by now.
— Suvojit (@suvojitc) September 11, 2018
Wow. Am I the only one who thinks that there should be strict monitoring of matrimonial adverts and people with weird adverts should be banned from ever procreating and getting married. ?
— Sohom Bhattacharjee (@sohom154) September 11, 2018
He said in ad “no feminist”. He was honest in his values in ad that he is a dominant sexist male. Your friend baited him. He replied the way one would expect. BTW is “friend” also a journalism student like you? FYI it is NOT journalism when you CREATE a story by baiting him.
— Tinni567 (@Tinni567) September 11, 2018
Ladies, Do not even touch men like the poster of this ad with a 10 ft pole, unless you are willing to spend your life as a domestic and sexual slave. The only ad this person should be posting is for a psychiatrist to get his head examined.
— pinkpaisley (@pinkpaisley3) September 10, 2018
Women as well as men in India are strongly opposing to any such regressive demands from potential grooms, and rightly so. Mindset is everything and it needs to change treating women as equals and not mere objects for display.