Kerala cadre IPS officer Merin Joseph slams article listing ‘beautiful women officers’

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New Delhi: Kerala cadre IPS officer Merin Joseph has slammed an article written by a news website, 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. Merin, Assistant Superintendent of Police of Munnar, Kerala, took to Facebook to express her disappointment over the matter. She asked why one never sees a list of the most handsome males in the IAS and IPS. “Have you ever wondered why we never see a list of the most handsome males in the IAS and IPS?” she wrote on Facebook.

She blamed the Indian media especially the vernacular press for “shameless” objectification of women and propagation of patriarchal structures.“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 demeaning to our identities as smart, intelligent self made women,” said Joseph.

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