Saturday, January 10, 2015
Indian women are neither Madonnas nor whores
Once again a certain blogger came up with a bizarre post on how noble and pure Indian women really are until they are corrupted by the Rothshild media!
I am vaguely sympathetic to the latter idea in that women are more suggestible to power of peer pressure and popularity than men. But then we come across a contradiction in such claims, if Indian women are so noble and stalwart , how do they so easily fall prey so outside influence
Simply put, the values of Indian men and women are defined by the culture which predominates at any given. This is true of any society.
If Indian men are no longer as heroic as they used to be , then that is only because our society and institutions no longer value honor , courage and assertiveness as a net good.
While certainly there is an emphasis of chastity in our culture, such values ring hollow without the male role of protector being adequately fulfilled. Are we going to sit here and pretend that most Indian women are sati/savitir pavitra naari and all that balderdash?
And when they fall short of this impossible ideal , they immediately cast as loose and immoral.
To think either of them is to dehumanize them. Just as most men are murderers and rapists or saints and saviors, most women dont belong to either extreme. As with men, they fall mostly in between.
Let us realize this for men and women and much of our societal problems will vanish.
Once can live by medieval values like honor in rural communities but these easily fall prey to misuse in this era. By and large our society like any other is litigious ,corrupt and increasingly atomized. It makes no sense to have such values when they are only used against you.
Of course let us not throw out the baby with the bathwater. The notion of personal honor is to be cherished and protected but only amongst your brethren and not to be exploited the cruel, capricious and impersonal state called the Republic(hahahaha) of India.
A wise man once said: Real patriotism is local and I concur.
Indian women like all women are human and therefore flawed. And believe it or not my beloved neo Puritan repressed patriots- yes they like sex too!
My prior views on Indian women still stand. The reason for this particular is in case people accuse me of misogyny or being unpatriotic, I am just stating that Indian women contrary to popular propaganda are not perfect and hyper virgins with titanium hymens that can only be broken by true love's penis in the sacrament of marriage.
If anything I would celebrate more sexuality, though I prefer sensuality
Our version of middle class bourgeois values are actually imported from the Victorians where couples are bored, joyless and repressed. And this translates into our unimaginative and repetitive art and popular culture.
In this our "angrez" hating hyper patriots who still live in the early 19th century are more like the British than they like to admit.