IPS officer, Merin Joseph slams article “Beautiful Women Officers” – Read her Facebook post

, 7:41 AM IST

New Delhi: Merin Joseph, IPS Officer of Kerala Cadre slammed an article published in a Hindi Daily titled “10 most beautiful IAS and IPS officers in India”.

According to a report published in Zee News, she express her disappointment and wondered as to why one never sees a list of most handsome IAS and IPS men.

Following is the post that Merin Joseph wrote on social networking website, Facebook:

“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?