One of the greatest ills that our society practices is duplicity. We teach kids to glorify war by giving them G.I. Joes, toy guns, and video games where you win by killing other people but we teach them that physical intimacy is wrong. We want to be ‘modern’ but shame women for wearing ‘western’ clothes. I could go on!
I say this because an IPS officer from Delhi recently took to Twitter to post a picture of a couple spending time together in a park and shamed them for PDA.
“What do we explain to our kids when we take them to park for outing and they see this?”, she wrote.
The picture shows a couple sitting on the grass and sharing a laugh. The woman is seen leaning against the man.
Have a look at the tweet here:
What do we explain to our kids when we take them to park for outing and they see this? @Talkakorapark..now taking kids to Nehru Park pic.twitter.com/qPDHRjGi4U
— Aslam Khan (@aslam_IPS) February 23, 2020
People on the internet slammed the IPS officer for moral policing, photographing unknown people without their consent, and shaming the couple on no proper grounds. Many pointed out that the couple was doing nothing inappropriate and were just having a good time.
That people fall in and out of love and they can express their interest in each case other with consent and beauty, and without violence 🙂 it's beautiful, nothing to be worried about!
— Anoo Bhuyan (@AnooBhu) February 23, 2020
That people go to parks to chill and have a nice time and that it is ABSOLUTELY not ok to take their picture without their consent and post it on social media. It is very important to explain to kids to that only extremely repugnant, voyeuristic and creepy people would do that.
— Edgar Allan Poeha (@vaniIlaessence) February 23, 2020
I don't see any wrong, you can tell them they love each other and you will also do so when you become adult.
— Sunil Kumar (@SunilKumar_IPoS) February 23, 2020
Tell them that this is NORMAL and two people are showing happiness and love for each other. Tell them that we are hypocrites who find this unacceptable in our country & will not bat an eyelid for similar behaviour in other countries.
— S🏜 (@SurgiFacts) February 23, 2020
We explain to our kids that we should let others be and not be peeping toms to poke our nose in others' matters. Ever wondered why we have no problem with pissing in public but only with kissing in public? The former is a civic & health issue, mind you.https://t.co/DwxiZRLmp2
— Red Indian (@roteIndischer) February 24, 2020
Just explain to them first that clicking someone's picture without their consent and posting them on Social Media is not what someone should do.
— Suppandi (@Suppandi6) February 24, 2020
Tell them that it is PDA. Tell them that it is natural to love but that the parents of those couples don't accept their love because of which they had to resort to parks for secret recreation.
Also tell them that if they love anyone when they grow up, they can tell you.
— Seeker (@ChowkidarFekuJi) February 23, 2020
What's wrong with it? Don't you expect your kids to fall in love? To love someone?
— Soyed Dean (@indieanarch1) February 23, 2020
Please explain them this is OK, this is consensual, this is not a crime, they shouldn't indulge in moral policing when they come across anything like this. They should respect others choice ahead of their own personal views or culture. Teach them about permission while clicking.
— Sayantan Jana (@SJanaQA) February 23, 2020
Ma'am I am not sure what's happening in the pic.. but if it's just regular PDA, then its none of anyone's business isn't it?
We can punish for indecent exposure, but if it's just hugging or kissing, then your kids will be fine.. it's human after all..
— YCP Stickering and Paints Dept (@valhallavaasi) February 23, 2020
If only people could spill less hate, mind their own business, and let others be! Only then will we be able to evolve as a society. There is absolutely nothing wrong with some harmless PDA!