Like every other Indian woman in her 20s, we have had our share of ‘Why are you not married yet?’ cliches and questions. We’ve laughed them off, made the conversation funnier by coming up with quirky responses and, at times, tried to educate people about our decision to marry late. But, here’s the thing, we always assumed it to be a very desi girl problem. Turns out, it’s not.
Watch this video of women in China talking about the pressure they face around marriage, and you’ll see what we mean.
This video hits way close to home, and is a brilliant way to understand the cultural similarities between Indian and Chinese families. The existence of a term called ‘leftover women’ is disturbing, as is the concept of a marriage market.