Sonali, who works in cybersecurity, posts videos of making husband Nipun’s meals (Picture: Instagram/skap_xx)
Sonali Arora, 26, began sharing videos of the meals she makes her husband, Nipun, on TikTok a few months back.
Showing off expertly-packed lunchboxes and treat meals, she expected feedback on her presentation and cooking.
What she received, however, was backlash against her relationship, with some suggesting she’s a ‘1950s housewife’ and others saying she’s ‘destroying feminism and women’s liberation.’
The Melbourne-based couple have been forced to respond to a number of assumptions about their lifestyle, including comments like: ‘I don’t think I have ever packed a lunch for my husband, not his mother’.
‘This is satire right?’ asked another viewer on TikTok, while another said: ‘Being proud of this is my worst nightmare. As they say – Being master’s favourite dog is still having a master and being a dog.’
Speaking to Femail, Sonali said: ‘If it’s not people coming for the portion sizes, it’s them attacking my husband without even knowing him, calling him a two-year-old, people saying that he’s misogynistic or I am in the 1950s.
‘You get a bit defensive about the person you love and especially when they’re being picked on in the wrong light.’
Sonali, who works in cybersecurity, says that she and Nipun split chores ’50/50′, and that she chooses to make him meals as she’s able to work from home.
As an independent, career-driven woman, she argues that the stereotyping she’s received is both incorrect and unfair.
Sonali says that Nipum is the ‘least misogynistic person to ever be on this planet’ (Picture: Instagram/skap_xx)
‘My husband is the sweetest and most supportive and least misogynistic person to ever be on this planet,’ she said.
‘We have a really good thing going, we divide all the house chores. After I cook he’s cleaning dishes, I don’t touch that. He also is responsible for cleaning all the bathrooms and vacuuming the floors.’
She won’t let the hate stop her from posting her passion (Picture: Instagram/skap_xx)
According to Sonali, cooking for Nipun is her ‘love language’, and something that ‘brings [her] joy.’
And although she receives hate for cooking for her husband, she’s not planning on letting that stop her sharing her passion.
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‘Hell yeah, I’m going to keep posting them! It actually helps a lot of people in getting diverse ideas for what they can make throughout the day because it is such a difficult thing to think about,’ she said.
‘It’s nice that I’ve tapped in this community of people who are food lovers.’
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