The tricks and greed of patriarchal society even today are not ready to accept the existence of women further than her body and to keep her body occupied, she wants to keep the woman in the clutches of clothes. Without cutting these shackles, there is no woman’s movement. To understand this and to get the woman out of this way.
It has often been seen that casualties are greater than casualties when a fire breaks out in a dialect because they do not run away quickly because of their clothes, three stairs do not climb like men. Could not jump through the window. Their clothes are cloaked in it. Their sari or scarf catches fire and they get scorched or die in that fire.
At the time of the accident, it is the women’s clothes that cause them to die. In contrast, men who are in pants or shorts, escape quickly. Pants, which are easy to move, are used because of continuous wear. so they walk fast or run, so they fail the stairs fast, jump off the screen. On the other hand, this society gives training to women to walk slowly in salwar kurta or saree, so whenever their feet are not able to move in case of accidental. and on the other hand, their wearing clothes also cause obstruction. Such news is also often heard that the woman’s scarf sitting behind the bike or scooter became the cause of her death. by getting stuck between her neck and the tire of the bike.
It has often been seen that women who are victims of rape, violence, harassment and molestation are more in salwarsuits or sarees. These clothes make them mentally and physically very weak and helpless that they are not even able to resist the atrocities on them. She does not escape from the clutches of the oppressor. These submissiveness, fear, terrorist weakness and helplessness are met with clothes imposed on them. Whereas no criminal elements dare to tease a woman wearing ginshirt because they hit back. Escapes rapidly. They get this courage and fearlessness from their clothes.
It has often been seen that women wearing footshirts or jeans do not depend on anyone to come anywhere. And They get out by riding a scooter or bike themselves. They do not have to see the path of husband, father or brother to go somewhere. do not have to wait for the bus or rickshaw. They themselves are capable, this belief comes from their clothes.
Women wearing get shirts or pant shirts are more agile, audience-conscious, physically fit, beautiful, confident. and faster at work than women wearing saris or salwar suits. There is also a lot of questioning of them in the lines. There is nothing in this that they get it from their clothes.
The question arises that instead of wearing those clothes which give strength, fearlessness. might, energy and speed to the woman. why do they want to keep themselves wrapped in 6 yards long clothes? What And Why do the people who hang around here, get stuck in machines, and wear clothes? Why the hell does it stop your movement? Why does every home-run woman in the world, a woman working twice as much as a man? a woman holding home and office together, depend on the mercy of others throughout her life for her lament?
The question also arises as to why in the fashion world, textile industry, entertainment world are there more advertisements of those dragons in the publicity, pretense and tand that disrupt the freedom and speed of women? Indeed, it is patriarchal thinking that began in the early times in an attempt to keep the woman a slave. Whether it is a woman’s dress or jewelery or other accessories, all these are considered symbols to declare a woman as a maid.
On the day the husband ties the mangalsutra to his wife’s neck, he declares her her maid, because if the jewelery is worn to the woman as a symbol of dharma, kinship, wealth and splendor, then this dharma, kinship, Why do men not display wealth and wealth again? Why is the heavy ankle decorated only in the legs of the woman? Only for this purpose, so that his movement can be stopped and the movement of Payal shows his movement. These are not jewelery, rattles tied on the woman’s body, which inform the man of the house about where the woman is and what she is doing. The attempt to enslave a woman through grooming and clothing has been more or less the same in history, not just in India.
Slave woman of western society
Knowing the case of dress styles is always between men and andits. In Victorian England, from childhood, women were taught to be obedient, khidmati, Sushil, and submissive. In her patriarchal society, the ideal woman was the one who was sadly possible. While men were expected to be patient, strong, free, and aggressive, other things were considered petty, chimimui, passive, and submissive.
This is also seen in dress, rituals. Out of restlessness, the girls were tied in tight laces and strapped to their bodies. The aim was that their body should not be spread, their body was growing. When younger, girls had to wear corsets clinging to their bodies. Tight skinny
In dress, this difference was seen in Rasmorevaj also. Right from childhood girls were tightly tied and tied tightly to their body. The aim was that his body should not be spread, his body should be single. When a little older, girls had to wear corsets sticking to their body. Women with tight waists with tight legs were considered attractive, gracious and gentle. In this way, their clothes played an important role in creating an unabashed submissive image of Victorian women.
Women have seen these modalities since their childhood. The girl saw how her mother wears clothes, so she also adopted the same clothes. When she got the applause and affection from her male father by wearing those clothes, she never thought about why she is wearing clothes that she can neither play nor run after wearing. is.
She never raised the question of why she could not wear her father’s clothes. Many women considered this definition of ideal woman in Victoria era. This ritual was universal in their environment, in the air where they breathed, the books they read, which they would see in the pictures of those books, and the education they were given at home and school. From childhood, she was given a ponytail that it was her feminine duty to keep a thin waist. Tolerance is an important quality of women. To look attractive, it was necessary to stick them to the body, tighten at the waist and wear a long corset to the heel. For this, suffering physical torture or torture was considered a minor thing.
However, not all women accepted these values over time. Some ideas changed during the 19th century. In England by the 1830s, women started fighting for democratic rights. The women agitated and there was a campaign to improve the dress. Women’s magazines started to tell that how women get curable diseases and complications by wearing tight clothes and corsets. Such clothes hamper physical development, they also block blood flow. The muscles remain underdeveloped and the spine also bends.
Through interviews in journals, doctors said that women usually bring complaints of weakness, they tell that the body remains sluggish, when it becomes unconscious.
A similar movement took place among the white migrant people of the east coast in America. Traditional women’s clothing was cited as bad for several reasons. It was said that long skirts, ghagra, lehenga etc. go on sweeping the floor like chandeliers and collect garbage and dust along with them which is the cause of many serious diseases. Then the skirt of women was so huge that it was not stable and due to difficulty in walking, it was difficult for women to work and earn a living. Improvement in clothes will change the situation of women, a wave of such things started. It was said that if the clothes are comfortable, then women can go out and do work and can also be independent.
In the 1870s, Lucy Stone, under the chairmanship of Mrs. Stanton, led by the National Women’s Suffrage Association and the American Women’s Suffrage Association, campaigned greatly for dress reform. The aim was to make the dress easier, to shorten the skirts and to leave the body corset tight. They said, “Make clothes simple, shorten the skirt and discard the corset.” In this way, there was a movement of easily worn clothes on both sides of the Atlantic.
Changes in social values did not happen immediately
There have been many movements in western countries regarding the wearing of women, but women have not been successful in prompting their demands from the patriarchal society. They had to face both ridicule and punishment. The orthodox sections opposed change everywhere. Their babbler was that by not wearing traditional style dresses, the beauty of women would end. Not only this, their decency will also disappear. Plagued by these constant attacks, many women reformers pulled their steps back into the houses and once again started wearing traditional clothes.
Nevertheless, by the end of the 19th century, the wind’s stance changed considerably. The ideas of beauty and styles of dress underwent fundamental changes under various types of pressures. With the new times, new prices also came in trend. In the new era, there were many major changes in the dress of the middle and upper-class women and the long skirts disappeared from their skirts.