Celina Has A Befitting Reply For Everyone Who Slut-Shamed Her For Posting A Bathtub Photo

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6:59 pm 10 Sep, 2017

After Kareena Kapoor Khan, Lisa Haydon and Soha Ali Khan, it is the former Miss India, Celina Jaitly,  who is celebrating her pregnancy like a boss. She is extremely happy and excited about being pregnant for the second time. She shared her joy with her fans on Instagram by flaunting her baby bump. Along with her pictures, she wrote a long note to tell pregnant women how to free themselves from the wrong notions associated with pregnancy.

 

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This is what she wrote:

 

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#Repost @missmalini ・・・ #celinajaitly shares a powerful message for all the pregnant women and mothers out there! She says: – I decided to post this picture because it is so important to Free yourself from a negative body image that people generally associate with pregnancy — and making a good one last beyond pregnancy. No matter what size you become and you may or may not have challenges in course of pregnancy, during pregnancy we need to develop a willingness to view bodily changes as part of the journey of motherhood, instead of something to be feared. So I want to remind all fellow preggers to celebrate your amazing body which is capable of creating life in its full glory. When my darling hubby Peter clicked this picture I was elated because it is so important to me… for us as women to feel good about ourselves and celebrate the changes that the body experiences during pregnancy. I am seen here soaking my pregnant aches and pains away in London… got caught in a bit of chilly rain on our way back from a delightful evening of London's exquisite Broadway theatre experiences. A bath with sea salts and organic soaps is a great way to soothe sore muscles and relax during pregnancy. Just keep the temperature warm, not hot, and be careful as you step in and out of the tub. Fellow preggers, remember to avoid soaking in water that's hot enough to raise your body temperature… very important. Remember — you have a baby growing inside of you, and you have to take care of your body so your baby can be healthy during its developmental process and once it's born. All the best !! Check out the blog on MissMalini.com to read what she said. . .https://www.missmalini.com/2017/09/01/celina-jaitly-shows-off-baby-bump-beautiful-bathtub-photo/#axzz4rR48TiRh . . . #celebrity #celebrities #celeb #famous #celebritystyle #bollywood #celina #celinasworld #celinajaitly #celinajaitley #instagood #twinstagram #celina #pregnancy #celebritynews #star #actor #actress #bollywoodactress #mumbai #model #kingofbollywood #mothers #motherhood #mom

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This beautiful picture was clicked by her hubby, Peter.

We know that whenever our celebrities, especially women, take a progressive turn to change the mindset, sanskaari people start lecturing them about Indian culture and they even disgrace them by demeaning their character. Expectedly, this happened with Celina, too.

This is what people commented on her photo: 

 

 



It is hard to keep mum when people are talking shit. Hence, Celina gave an amazing reply by telling how slut-shaming is not funny. It is dangerous, hurtful, disrespectful and harmful to women.

 

GOOD GOD IS THAT Shoulders, arms AND TUMMY?! Oh wait even a peeking knee cap…. MY EYES ARE BURNING WITH THE SLUTINESS.!!!
Upon posting a recent pregnancy picture in a bathtub with a message condemning the stereotype s associated with pregnant women and their bodies in our culture, clicked by my beloved Peter Haag for @missmalini I was surprised to see what followed next. While I did receive a lot of love, my social media feeds on my Instagram, Twitter & FB Fan Page turned into a battle ground of trolls vs like minded followers & well wishers.

Having been perceived to violate traditional expectations for behaviour & dress code during pregnancy it was not surprising to see trolling/ slut shaming on my post and honestly to me they truly are laughable and don’t affect me personally……..However, what disturbed me was the aspect that even in today’s times an immense growth is being seen in this kind of regressive mentality and how some people driven by this ideology are willing to intimidate a woman ( even a pregnant woman) using a considerable amount of verbal violence along with intentions of sexual violence just because the picture did not meet the traditional and cultural expectations of a few self proclaimed theckedars of our society.
Funnily enough the bathtub picture actually shows less skin than most of the outfits that me and many of my colleagues have worn for several of our films.

While men do slut shame, often women are the strongest cultural enforcers of slut-shaming., you will see that when you go to my Instagram account. It’s amazing that slut shaming is rarely about actual sexual activity, but rather perceived sexuality through clothes or attitudes. In my case despite only a bit of the tummy shoulders & knee showing I realised smilingly that what bothered the Shamers was what was “not” that was visible in the bathtub picture but what was “perceived “ to be visible through their demented imagination. My observation is that, the Shamers were immensely uncomfortable “more” from the parts of my body that were “covered” by the water, and were apparently definitely nude, making their imaginations run in all directions which of course were against all social norms. Hence in our culture with such an assumption one automatically gains the rights to call a woman a slut, a bitch a whore, and of course it is also shockingly ok to even punish her by rape and sexually torment such a woman as per many comments on my picture on Instagram, twitter, FB and Ms Malini and many other websites. Ironically enough most of the perpetrators of such verbal violence are also women themselves & Unfortunately many Women fail to realise that to make progressive attempts for their own evolution , they have to start changing the way they view themselves, and other women too.

In Our culture one thing is for sure the only way one expresses disapproval is through verbal or physical violence ,there is no scope for resolution, solution or general discussion or using civilised language to express disapproval. I fail to understand why does something (like my so called against the Indian social norms bathtub picture ) which does not agree to ones taste or liking have to become a candidate for any kind of violence…Both physical and verbal sexual violence is not only criminally an offence in the real world but what really worries me is the fact that in our culture so many people ( both men & women) tend to have the intention to resort to sexual, verbal & physical violence to punish one for something makes them uncomfortable. Specially to think that there are so many people people who feel it’s ok to harm a pregnant woman or for that matter any woman with physical, sexual & verbal abuse. No wonder violence against women has increased in our country because such narcissistic people are actually allowed to have a voice and practice their regressive and delinquent thought processes and ideologies.

Slut-shaming is not funny, it is dangerous, hurtful, disrespectful and harmful to women. It’s important to question society when they expect women to behave in ways that men are not expected to.
While many of my colleagues for their own reasons may have chosen to keep quiet when they too went through the same, I take it as my social responsibility to speak up against it. My intention as an actor, a beauty queen a human rights activist and most of all as a a mother has always been to empower , encourage & break social stigmas through my blessed platform. As the post which supported my picture clearly said on

All I can say is that If you are being slut-shamed remember that it is not your fault. The problem is with the way in which many people are socially conditioned to think about women.
However, ending on a positive note .. a big thank you to my many followers who stood up to all the abuse. I am overwhelmed by their support and love and most of all I am so proud to see that my beloved followers have a voice that is right and that their values and hearts are in the right place.