Mehak Bajpai is a lawyer in early twenties. She’s pursuing her career in legal academia at National Law University Delhi. She specializes in criminal law, constitutional law and strongly feels about gender issues.
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.
While internalised misogyny is pretty much the antithesis of feminism, it is, unfortunately, an obstacle that most feminists have to grapple with due to the inherently patriarchal structure of our world.