The Oxford Dictionary defines 'modern people' as "a person who advocates or practices a departure from traditional styles or values." While the definition might vary, all of us get the idea of a modern girl - smart, beautiful, independent and outgoing.
But an Indian school book seems to have a different idea.
A social media user brought light of a book on 'Current Essays and Letters', written by Purabi Chakraborty, that defines a 'modern girl' will all the stereotypes that one can think of. Take a look
The book, supposedly intended for CBSE and ICSE students, bashes the modern girl by referring to her as a "creature". "The modern girl is no longer a shy, obidient and homely creature as she used to be. She claims for her rights as she wants to enjoy life like the boys. She is more a self-centered creature, than a loving daughter or sympathetic creature."
The book goes on to compare men and women, by claiming that the girl tries to 'imitate men'. The book also claims that the modern girl has "no time to look after the needs of other family members."
And then it all went downhill. Twitterati were quick to slam the 'disgusting' definition. Here are some reactions
Content like this makes people wonder if they really are living in the 21st Century. Tell us what you think in the comments below
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