A topless protest by girls is making headlines on the social media. Actually, students across Kerala are protesting against a teacher’s sexist remark that Muslim women are not wearing hijab properly and are deliberately exposing their breasts like sliced watermelon.
The outrage against these sexist and derogatory remarks made by an assistant professor of Farook Training College has resulted in a series of protests.
Jouhar Munavvir T, a social science professor said that
“I am a teacher of a college where 80% of students are girls and a majority of them are Muslims. Although they wear a hijab, they expose some part of their chest, defeating the very purpose of wearing them. They expose like how we cut a slice of melon to see whether it is ripe or not. When you wear a hijab, you are supposed to cover your breasts because men find the most attractive in a woman. But what do they do? They only cover their head and show off a portion of their body……shops, people keep a cut watermelon on display so customers can come and choose what they want. That is how you [women] are also behaving.”
Now, the female students of the college are demanding action against the professor, carrying sliced watermelons to protest demonstrations. Some women also protested by sharing bare-breasted photographs on Facebook, which the social media company took down.
Others shared photographs carrying sliced watermelon and demanded action against the professor.