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.