Parental Advisory For Young Girls: Button Up

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Parental Advisory For Young Girls: Button Up

Illustration: Mandar Mhaskar

I

am the mother of two teenage girls growing up in Gurgaon, Haryana. This is what my average day looks like.

My 16-year-old leaves for a theatre class, followed by a trip to a local market for a snack with friends. She is wearing a T-shirt with the top two buttons undone and plenty of cleavage showing. I raise my eyebrows. “What?” she asks me, defiant.

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