It seems like having bias and double-standard mentality has been in the DNA and will always be in the minds and hearts of certain particular section of people in India. While gender bias is always a huge issue in India and incidents of prejudices against women have been rampant in the country, here is another one which has yet again exposed the patriarchal mindset of our people. Recently, a video showing some female teachers dancing at a school function in West Bengal’s Alipurduar district has gone viral on social media. However, it seems like the video has made many people anxious and disturbed.
The video, which was posted by a social media user on Facebook, shows some female teachers at Barobisha Balika Vidyalaya in Alipurduar district dancing in front of the students at a school function, which was said to be held on August 13.
However, as soon as the video went viral on social media, people gasped in disbelief and various unwanted comments and reactions have started pouring in against the video. But why? Is it because the footage shows female teachers display ‘unladylike, hip-swinging’ dance at a function where everyone was supposed to have fun?
While many termed it ‘inappropriate’, others said a ‘school is not a bar’ or a place for dancing.
You can watch the video below:
Alipurduar Teachers dance with the tune of hindi song….#viral #suspend
Posted by Ariyan Saha on Thursday, August 23, 2018
But people, tell us if we are trolling or targetting these teachers because dancing in school is really inappropriate or is it because the ‘outrageous act’ of the teachers could influence students or young minds?
It is not long ago that we celebrated another educator, a professor from Madhya Pradesh, and crowned him as the ‘dancing uncle’ and made his videos viral. We even demanded more of his amazing dancing skills and celebrated him. Let’s introspect on whether we’re outraging because these were female teachers.
Meanwhile, what is so wrong when teachers (or female teachers here) decided to just be human in front of their students? Instead of shaming and trolling, can we at times consider that maybe a day of informal interaction would help in cementing a healthy teacher-student relationship? Let’s take a moment and think before we comment anything.