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Glory to the girl

Women's Day is today and what do guys really think about girls? How I have tried to read women along the lengths of my life. Of course, there is the Blank Noise Project against Street Harassment or eve-teasing in plain terms. I have sometimes wanted to be a girl for the sake of knowing the other side. Thanks to my amma and Abi, it has been easy to grow up with a respect for the girl. At the cost of risking the ire of the girls here, teasing is an easy word and there is plenty of harmless teasing where the girls also enjoy the fun. The fun goes away when it becomes harassment.

Street harassment is very common thanks to the growing-up environment of the majority and the general apathy towards the victims in the society. It has been a really long time since we became prude thanks to the cultural invasions over the years. There will always be a few perverts in any society, but for the majority to behave in this manner means a moral weakness. Awareness or punishment is a short-term solution and clearly it requires primary education and parental nurture to make sure that the next generation does not stoop to such evil behaviour.

I have seen several instances as portrayed in ‘Boys’. I have listened to several stories like a true voyeur. I have known what it means to be felt in a crowded MTC bus. Is it fear or is it my morals that keep me away from such vulgar behaviour? If the ‘victim’ is willing to be party to my ‘evil’ activity, will I do it? One guy who did such a nasty thing told me it was so natural for him. How easily he justifies it. Violation of my private space is very disturbing to me. How can it be natural or fun when some pervert plays with my balls or abuses his power? Having several good friends in the other sex helps to a good extent. But there are the Jekyll and Hyde cases too who behave differently in different circumstances.

I am in awe of the girl for several good reasons. Girls are mini-mummies. Their selfless love is so amazing. I keep wondering if I can be as nice as so many girls are. How versatile they have been and how caring they are. It takes me a lot of effort to even think about caring and it all comes so naturally to them. Yes, glory to the girl for everything she does…

Categories: Me, Society
  1. A
    8 March 2006 at 10:59 pm

    “Girls are mini-mummies”

    LOL :-D! That’s soo cute! A nice post toasting womanhood :-)! Hmm, guys are not too bad either, you know :-P!

    p.s. as for harassment, I don’t even want to go there.

  2. Anonymous
    9 March 2006 at 5:58 am

    Wow, Am amazed at such sentiments coming from a guy born and brought up in India. I did not give much credit to guys, but I do know from personal experience that I was wrong. Some guys do respect women. Nice post and a good blog overall.

  3. sk
    9 March 2006 at 10:04 am

    Awesome blog buddy. Hats off! 🙂
    If only the good ones outnumbered the bad ones.

  4. 9 March 2006 at 3:24 pm

    a, thanks for acknowledging us too.

    mr. anon, good to hear some nice words 🙂

    sk, am not able to comment on your posts. 😦 you disabled guest comments. poor me! why twice commenting here??

  5. 9 March 2006 at 10:20 pm

    Just like to say that I think ‘Equality of the sexes’ is %^%&*

    Surely, women are superior to us !

  6. sk
    10 March 2006 at 5:54 am

    Hey Sparkie,
    Some anon guy and wife were getting on my nerves so disabled anon commenting. Now it is back. 🙂
    And Dont know how the comment showed up twice, tried to delete it, but was not able to 🙂

  7. 10 March 2006 at 7:15 am

    symphoney, you too?

    sk, hmm. but you have been blogging so long to even bother about anon comments 😉 i have deleted the extra comment now. btw, womens’ dayku enna pannuveenga? at work, they used to offer flowers to all the girls, haha

  8. sk
    10 March 2006 at 7:27 pm

    Hey Spark,
    Nothing special for Women’s Day here. Looks like it is widely celebrated more in India than here :–)

  9. Anonymous
    12 March 2006 at 10:34 am

    entheru chella??? vere jwalikal onnum ille??

  10. Anonymous
    14 March 2006 at 2:48 am

    Feminism is cool and all. Seriously, are you gay ?

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