In an already male-dominant society, the last thing we need is more patriarchy. A pamphlet of an alleged ‘Dulhan Course’ has gone viral which promises to prepare girls for a successful wedded life. The course happens to feature basic life skills that all adults should know.
As the poster went viral, people had a lot to say on Facebook and Twitter:
Some suggested that another course be introduced for male chauvinists:
People had different ideas of what should be offered under the dulhan course:
Idea: Start such an academy and teach gender dynamics and politics under the name "dulhan course". Teach women their worth and empower them. https://t.co/EgnVsPSiJw
— Chewing ghum (@manolofatti) September 1, 2019
Many wanted a saas course to be introduced:
Umm, I guess for being the free mehndi wali after shadi for in-laws:
"How to live (a) successful married life." Bridal/Bride (Dulhan) course… How the hell does "mehndi" (henna) help?! 🤦🤷🙄 pic.twitter.com/qpyWCz4EXq
— Ayesha Hasan (@AyeshaHasan) August 31, 2019
Some thought the course was discriminatory against men:
This course is discriminatory against men.
Men and women both should be able to take this course.
— Jav Khan (@JavedAkhan2016) August 31, 2019
Some shared from their personal experience how all these skills cannot guarantee a successful marriage:
Many thought the course was inspired by Mrs. Khan:
seems like someone’s a hardcore fan of Mrs khan
— Maryam 🏳️🌈 (@closetatheist27) August 31, 2019
Many thought a similar course should be made available for men:
Some were angry:
Some wanted to know how the trainer was doing:
Some wanted a course on being loyal:
And while many spoke against it, a ton of people supported the idea:
There were people who thought a psychological course would have been much better:
Some thought it would help women earn:
One of the great things I'hv ever seen. Whats shocking u? 50% literally – the population is female in Pakistan. Whats the number of the YOUlike in them? Thisway brides would take their families into a next level of professionalism in society, help in boosting national economy.
— زرک خان – Zarak Khan (@ZzarakKhaan) August 31, 2019
Some thought the course should be taught to both men and women under a different name:
A lot of people loved the idea:
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