Madhuri Sastry is the founder of the gender blog Chicks and Balances. She hols two LLMs, from the London School of Economics and New York University. Find Madhuri on Instagram @supportedfish and on Twitter @Chicks_Balances
In the Indian imagination, an ‘Aunty’ is a middle-aged, usually fat woman who is married and has children. Young women, especially unmarried ones, either do not want to associate with the term or are expected to steer clear of it.