Kolkata: Turning tables on patriarchy, a bride from Kolkata, instead with the groom, chose the groom’s friend to sleep with on the first night, breaking the well established stereotype.
Speaking to The Fauxy on her unique decision, the bride said, “Society shouldn’t consider women any less than men and women must have liberty to choose the person she wants to sleep with. I am breaking the stereotype of sleeping with the groom. I hope it encourages more women to choose their sleeping partner.”
She added that there is a gradual change in people’s attitude towards women and hoped that society will transform further for the better.
When the bride’s father was asked what message he has for the society, he quoted a line made famous by Aamir Khan in the movie ”Dangal”: “Maari chorian chichoriyon se kam hai kya?”
“The ritual of honeymoon (bride and groom’s first night) is a fraud tradition that has been in practice since centuries, but now it has become redundant. My daughter is setting a right precedent” the father elaborated.