People are so good at unsolicited advice. Unlike common sense, it comes naturally to everyone. Women of course, are the Nosey Uncleji’s favourite targets – everything about our clothes, our careers, and our choice (gasp!) of men, sets them off into giving friendly, “well-meaning” advice.
I reached out to women around me to ask for pieces of such friendly, well-meaning, yet entirely unsolicited advice they had received. The following are 10 such examples of unsolicited advice received by various women, at various times about various problems that may or may not have been on their mind.
(Body-shaming, slut-shaming and moral policing is very often conducted by women over other women – a consequence of internalized misogyny. Read our piece on internalized misogynyto better understand it.)
I hope these pieces of unsolicited advice transformed your life radically, just as they did mine!
Mica is used in eyeshades, lipsticks, mascara, nail polish, blush and many such cosmetic products. 60% of the high-quality mica that goes into the cosmetic industry is sourced from India and most of it comes from scrap mining.
It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.