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#NotShaadiMaterial: Women ask hard-hitting questions on Twitter, men join the debate

The hashtag #NotShaadiMaterial has been trending on Twitter, and many women shed light to bold issues with their tweets. Soon, men also joined the debate and presented their issues too.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: November 14, 2017 6:24:16 am
marriage, marriage in india, not shaadi material, marriage issues, women marriage, marriage material, women men marriage in india, twitter reactions, Indian express, Indian express news Why does a certain image classify you as marriage material? (Source: Twitter)

Marriage is a spectacular affair in India, but it is still held by the thread of some old-fashioned customs that still persist in the society. And if you are a girl, then it is all the more difficult to set the groundwork to be the perfect bride. From being judged on looks and cooking skills to being restricted under strict rules, it is a tough road for most women. And, if you do not live up to the expectations or behave in a certain manner, you may easily be tagged as “not marriage material”. Breaking the taboo, women came out with hard-hitting questions on Twitter, and asked how a different interest or a diverse way of life could bar them from being a good partner.

The hashtag #NotShaadiMaterial has been trending ever since, and many women have taken to the micro-blogging site to shed light to bold issues with their tweets. While one user wrote, “Just because a girl has more guy friends than just girl- friends!! Does that make her #NotShaadiMaterial,” another one asked, “If my age is 35 then, am I #NotShaadiMaterial?”

Check out some reactions here.

While the hashtag began with a women-centric approach, men joined in and asked why their pay package and height defines the ‘marriage material’ notion. Read some tweets here.

What actually happens to be a union of two individuals has been created into a stressful affair for both men and women. These reactions above clearly highlight the common issues that they face. Do you agree? Tell us in the comments below.

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