“These are just obsolete gender roles created by society (…) We must break these norms and live life to its full potential. In a world where there is so much negativity, we should choose to spread kindness and love,” the woman responded to her trolls.
Even though there is a feeling that young people are getting married less and less, there is still a significant percentage of this population who dream of being united forever in marriage with their partners.
However, apart from that, they have also started getting more creative over time in their marriage proposals.
Now it was the turn of a woman who wanted to break the schemes and stereotypes, and it was she who decided to take the first step and propose to her boyfriend. According to information from the Daily Mail, this is Sukhmin Garcha.
While gender roles have been challenged in recent years and there are no longer prejudices about what is “manly” or “womanly”, there are still some societies that are closed-minded about it.
So Sukhim, a 27-year-old educator, decided to break that mold and filmed herself asking her boyfriend for his hand to go viral.
The only problem is that the video went viral and generated backlash: most users mocked and trolled her for taking the initiative. Most women told her that they would “rather die” than kneel in front of a man.
Criticism poured in for this woman from Vancouver, Canada, but mainly from female netizens.
Some commented that they would rather “vacuum the ocean than propose to a man” or that she had “no self-respect“. Some were more aggressive, saying that her boyfriend “didn’t seem happy” with her.
“I was always open to proposing. I was quite nervous at the beginning. I wanted to find the right time to do it. It didn’t cause any problems personally. My boyfriend had the biggest smile on his face (…) My mom was very proud,” the girl clarified.
Sukhim was surprised by the female hatred against her. “It was interesting to see how men supported women who proposed marriage. In our society we always want equality, but because of cultural prejudices, there is always resistance,” she added.
The young woman explained that she felt that people’s reaction was a reflection of today’s society with regard to gender issues. “These are just outdated gender roles created by society. We are the new generation, and we can definitely build a new society where gender roles don’t exist,” she said.