I remember myself traveling from metro towards my university. And a guy kept staring at me , I got all nervous and scared at the same time.
And suddenly one of my female friend came near me and whispered “Hey , your strap is showing ” , I quickly put that strap on its place back again and I got my answer as to why this man standing in front was looking at me like that !
And I am sure many girls and women have faced similar situations , we all are aware of this dialogue .
” Hey , your strap is showing “. Aren’t we ?
You know why our straps comes out every time even when the people around wants us to hide it ? Because we wear it !
So the question that rises every time is why is it such a big thing ? Why should I hide it immediately ? Why it is considered as a taboo in our country ?
Because we shouldn’t behave ” slut-like” in public ? Strap ? Slut ? Like Really ?
Because of the society we live in ? That they will judge us ? They might call us “un-cultured” ? They might give us tags like ” desperate ” and ” needy ” ?
Because men are not taught anything ? Because we are taught to hide it every time it shows up ?
Because there are droolers out there ? Waiting to stare at us ?
Because it might tempt them ? They may rip our clothes apart ?
And oh all the blame game would be on us ! Yet again. !! We will be the one responsible if any sort of wrong thing happens with us.
Do you now see how dangerous a strap can be ?
Well dangerous is the mindset of the people who thinks like that , those who stares at us, those judgee us. The mentality needs to be changed . The mindsets needs to be broadened up a little.
Isn’t it ironic , this is cool !
And this is slutty ?
I am not writing this one because I want everyone to show their straps but because I want to tell that there is no problem if it pops out of our tops we don’t need to be conscious. One should be given enough freedom to choose what we want to wear and how we want to wear it ! One should not be pushed / forced to do something that has ” morality ” scribbled on it.
So chill girls , don’t panic , stop getting conscious. Its just a strap !
– Unnati Madan