Ms. Nava, a woman in her late fifties, is one such
example. Despite her dedication to wellness and fitness (Challengers Faced By Late 50s Indian Woman Entrepreneur), she faces open
criticism and shaming on social media for her choice of clothing and how she
presents herself. Some label her as seeking attention, looking for cheap
thrills and followers, or even behaving inappropriately for her age. Men send
her direct messages, trying to hit on her, while some women join in shaming her
and advising her to stop showing off her body.
It's a perplexing double standard. On one hand, society celebrates women who embrace their curves and flaunt their bodies, regardless of their size or shape. But on the other hand, women who choose to age gracefully and take care of their bodies are shamed for being "too much" or not conforming to societal expectations of what a woman in her fifties should look like.