By Ila Ananya
What happens when a woman posts a photo of pads on Facebook?
The News Minute amazingly reported that when a Facebook user going by the name Isha Ishika posted a photo of a bunch of pads in different colours, a dude who claimed to be part of the Kerala Cyber Warriors, sent her a “brotherly” message. And we all know what brotherly messages are like.
Ishika wrote in a Facebook post that what followed was the dude offering to “save” Ishika, because oh no, how can someone post something about menstruation and sex as she had done in the last year? After all, he reportedly claimed, it would lead other women to danger. How and what danger? Nobody knows.
Of course, because the man obviously didn’t know where to stop (this isn’t to say his comments were welcome in the first place), the screenshots reportedly show him going on to asking Ishika why she had to make her thoughts public (we wonder what he thinks social media is), and that she was “gaining a bad reputation.” And then came the all too familiar line — he was only giving her this advice as an “elder brother to his sister.” The News Minute further reports that the dude didn’t think of stopping there: he asked for 10 minutes of access to her profile so that he could delete posts he found problematic. Arre my gosh ya, so much sweet consideration, we just cannot be able to handle.
Apparently this isn’t the first time these Kerala Cyber Warriors (a group of anonymous, self-proclaimed hackers who’ve been going around reporting pages with inappropriate content and call themselves “cyber warriors from god’s own county”) have done this — they’ve also wanted to “save” women who’ve sent nude photos to their boyfriends or husbands.
We would have told them they should read this piece and be happy. But as The News Minute reports, their suggestions began, this time more annoyingly, with, “While you are running around fighting for freedom, we have something to tell you. We know that you do not like to hear advice, but listen to us. We are not against you talking to anyone, or being in a relationship. But at times, you tend to cross all the limits.”
Dude please, just stop talking. Women don’t need unsolicited brotherly, fatherly, uncleji type advice to do anything.