Today morning, I read this - Bihari women learning how to be ideal wives and daughter-in-laws. And this is no 'finishing school' in Switzerland teaching the likes of Queenie Dhody how to order servants about. This place tells girls not to look at blind people when they’re pregnant, how to brush their teeth in the in-law’s house (because of course, the way the task has been carried out up to that very moment is in a manner disrespectful to senior citizens) and how to treat your husband like God.
And in the so-called ‘progressive’ West, The Bible i.e Vogue (yes I read shallow fashion magazines) expounds the importance of being feminine for Autumn/Winter. And by feminine I don't mean wearing florals and twin sets (which is apparently boho and mumsy). I mean burn your current wardrobe and get dressed in clothes two sizes too small that effectively shut down your respiratory system and force you to walk with 'tiny hip wiggling steps'. Heroin chic has apparently been replaced by the asphyxic equivalent.