Delhi: Kerala cadre IPS officer Merin Joseph has slammed an article written in a Hindi Daily which was titled '10 most beautiful IAS and IPS officers in India'.
Expressing her disappointment, Assistant Superintendent of Police of Munnar, wondered as to why one never sees a list of most handsome males in the IAS and IPS.
Following is the post that Merin wrote and which has since gone viral on social media:
This perfectly sums up what is wrong with the press in India, especially the vernacular press. Shameless objectification of women and propagation of patriarchal structures, reducing a lady's worth to her face value. These are bold and brave officers working in the complex bureaucratic system in India, negotiating their way through the good , bad and ugly of our body politic- and here we have a list of officers whom people can ogle at. It's seriously disgusting, constricting and very very demeaning to our identities as smart, intelligent self-made women. Have you ever wondered why we never see a list of the most handsome males in the IAS and IPS?
Earlier, Joseph was in news when in 2015, a picture of her’s showing a junior officer holding an umbrella for her had gone viral.
She was criticised for it on social media.
Later, she was again in the middle of a controversy when she had asked Ernakulam MLA to take a photograph of herself with actor Nivin Pauly.