There is a pressing need for informed, democratic talks in India; ones which could only be had once we address the issues of our Echo Chambers.
Even though many videos on popular YouTube channels have made videos roasting parlour didis, most of the women working in this space do not have the privilege of language or access to feminist theories about the beauty myth for them to be able to theorise their own realities. This piece discusses the paradox of the parlours providing employment, opportunity, and financial freedom to their employees, while also encouraging unattainable standards of beauty.
In light of these alarming changes, one would expect for individuals and governmental policies to push towards positive change. However, the extent of pro-environmental behaviour and change seems to be unsatisfactory. This article explores the cognitive barriers to understanding climate change as potential reasons for lack of positive action.