As if it was not enough for women to face gender discrimination and misogyny at home and workplace that now the sexism and objectification is being institutionalised.
A woman principal of a Mumbai college said that, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS — a common enough disease many women live with due to hormonal imbalance — occurs when women dress like men, causing gender reversals in their heads. So, they start thinking like men and it reduces their urge to conceive.
“I have heard theories on why girls suffer from PCOD (Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease) at an early age. When they dress like men, they start thinking or behaving like them. There is a gender role reversal in their head. Due to this, the natural urge to reproduce diminishes right from a young age and therefore they suffer from problems like PCODs,” said principal Swati Deshpande of the Government Polytechnic College in Bandra.