Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sexism in the viral social media "motivational quotes"

My Sri Lankan Version *
Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.” ― Charles Chaplin.

The above is a message circulated as a viral image by many in Facebook. The message comes written on top of a considerably attractive female, subtly sexualized and directing this advice towards the female members of the network.

As pointed out by many, your body belongs to you; not to anyone else. Nevertheless, just to balance, I have  composed and released this image, which is a Sri Lankan and less sexist version of the original post.

The original viral image

We have a long way to go, to grow up and overcome this imbalance.

 * Special thanks to Kusa Paba crew for the image of the man in the photo. No copyright violations intended.

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