Grihalakshmi, the Malayalam fortnightly magazine, has created news on social media with the cover page of its latest edition. Gilu Joseph, a 27 year old popular Malayalam actress, is seen breastfeeding a baby on the cover of the magazine. The cover photo was titled ‘Mothers tell Kerala, ‘please don’t stare, we need to breastfeed.’ Her bold photoshoot, which speaks about the importance of breastfeeding and gives a strong message over the taboos revolving around it, received praise on social media around the world.
When an English daily got in touch with an actress for her gusty move, she said, “It is a problem to interpret this sexually. Isn’t it a beautiful thing, friends? Why do you think it is wrong? Which god will be angry if you feed your child?” Moreover, when she was asked about her apprehensions in taking up the project, Gilu said, “Nothing can deter me from doing what I feel is right.”
“I am extremely proud of my body and only I exercise rights over it. I only do things that I think is right for me, which is why I had no qualms in taking up this project,” she further added. Let’s wish Gilu Joseph photoshoot would change Indian people’s mindset.
On the flip side, an advocate Vinod Mathew Wilson files a case in CJIM court Kollam against Malayalam magazine ‘Grihalakshmi’ for publishing the picture of a women breast feeding a baby on its cover. The lawyer has named both the publisher and the model in his complaint, which claims that the magazine cover violates sections 3 and 4 of the indecent representation of women.