A few days ago, Indian Women’s cricket captain Mithali Raj was trolled brutally for doing something we were born with a right to do. The right to pick her choice to wear and what she wanted to wear. The 34-year-old has a long list of achievements to her name and has bagged quite a lot of titles.
Mithali Raj’s trolling proved that nothing matters to the online moral policing. Starting with her answer to “Women’s cricket captain Mithali Raj hits back when asked about her ‘favorite male cricketer’” she never left a stone unturned in taking a dig at her critics and trollers.
A similar thing knocked Mithali’s door once again, she shared a picture on her Twitter handle. Recently, Mithali Raj posted a picture with her girls on social networking website Twitter. It looked as a beautiful picture as all the ladies are smiling.
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) September 6, 2017
A Twitter user replied doing moral policing about Mithali’s dress. Well, that is distasteful, it would have been great if he made some positive comment.
It’s the women public figures who mostly fall victim to online trolling and body shaming and wrestler Vinesh Phogat has come out in support of Mithali Raj raising a question on just that. Vinesh Phogat is an international and a Commonwealth Games medalist and like Mithali Raj has made the country proud on more than one occasion.
The 23-year-old star wrestler asked people why is it only women who are questioned on what they wear and not men. No matter how basic this question is but just the fact that it had to be publicly asked by Vinesh Phogat on social media platform, speaks volumes about the prevailing situation in the country.
Phogat made her point well and truly clear by asking a straight and simple question from people that should ideally stop them from shaming female athletes in the future. Besides being applauded for leading the team to the ICC Women’s World Cup, she has also been lauded for her outspoken views. She slammed on those people who tried to teach Mithali the proper Indian fashion.
The wrestler wrote, “Why is it that only women are always questioned on what they wear. Why not men?? When will this change? #everydaysexism #MithaliRaj.”
— Vinesh Phogat (@Phogat_Vinesh) September 7, 2017
Earlier, on Friday, Women activists too extended their support for the 34-year-old cricketer. Mariya Alam Umar said, “It is an insult to a woman and a player. What kind of a culture are these people presenting by posting such dirty comments? Nobody has the right to interfere in her personal life.”
Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa also has stepped down into the issue, he supported the player, took a lit dig at the commentators. He literally called the trollers- silly minds. Uthappa in his tweet wrote, “Mithali Raj being treated badly by some silly minds. It’s disappointing to see our culture stuck in the same rut @M_Raj03 #MithaliRaj”.
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) September 7, 2017
This isn’t the first time Mithali has been at the receiving end of sexist comments on Twitter. In August, some tried to troll her for posting a picture at a function where she had sweaty armpits. However, she then shut down the moral policing with a mouth-shutting reply.