17 April, 2021

It's Raining Men

In their misplaced enthusiasm, many urban women have crossed the line and have turned into men themselves...

illustration by Jayachandran
It's Raining Men
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These days, when I wish to see a woman, I have to take off from Mumbai and visit smaller, mofussil towns, as I am convinced that's where members of the so-called fairer sex now reside. In the larger cities, especially in the urban areas, they don't make them anymore.

All around me, I see men, men and more men.

And this disappearance of femininity is a very big price the ex-ladies (and indeed us 'original' men) have had to pay for insisting on being seen as equal to men on every single count. The bra-burning movement of the '60s that started in America (as most weird things do) and went on to spread like jungle fire in the rest of the world actually had all the right intentions; it was meant to improve the lives of women, fight against their oppression and abuse at the hands of beastly men and to get them to be independent individuals.

What has happened in reality is that instead of using the movement to rise and be on par with men in terms of jobs, opportunities etc, in their misplaced enthusiasm, many urban women have crossed the line and have turned into men...

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