Dear Indian Twitter, it’s time to get over Swara Bhasker’s masturbation scene

Ever since Veere Di Wedding released, the internet, and particularly the denizens of a particular political leaning, haven’t got over Swara Bhasker’s masturbation scene in the movie.

Even during 2019 Lok Sabha elections, she was targeted by trolls with placards that read: “This election, don’t be like Swara Bhasker, use your finger wisely. Vote Wisely!”

Reacting, Bhasker had replied: "@Awwwwwww!!!!! My trolls are hard at work again, sweating it out in the heat to popularise my name.. You guys are SO dedicated & sweet!!! Don’t mind the slut-shaming guys.. their imagination is a bit limited.. but loving the effort you two.”

So, let’s get this clear. A woman masturbating is not an insult. In fact, one could argue that using one’s finger for the aforementioned purpose is a far more judicious use of one’s time than voting for parties which can’t even decide who will form the government, despite a pre-poll alliance throwing the state into disarray and President’s rule.

It would appear that nothing hurts male chauvinist pigs – with flags on their handles – than the thought of a woman pleasing herself without a man. It appears that very notion, that a woman doesn’t need a man to please her.

No matter how much you disagree with Swara Bhasker’s politics, or the candidates she chooses to campaign for, there’s absolutely no reason to bring up a scene she did in a movie.

It’s not an insult, in fact a woman being in-charge of her own sexual desires is truly empowered. It’s 2019, and the internet really needs to come up with better insults than trying to slut-shame an actor for a role which is in no way linked to her actual political views.

Critic her views if you want, disagree with her politics but to bring that scene up again and again only shows your lack of imagination, your inability to come up with a funny joke or even critique someone’s political leaning.

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