Sunday, January 9, 2011

More Than Just A Pretty Face.

Why women are always projected as a mere commodity(or a sex symbol as it's popularly called)? Especially in the glamour world! May it be an item number or a dream sequence (not contributing in any way to the story) or a song just for fun, after the hero is tired by flexing his muscles.

Ever since I can remember there is always a song showing the heroine dripping wet in the rains. And who can ever forget the midriff baring, cleavage showing item numbers.

My point is, aren’t women capable of doing something other than dancing around the trees? The answer of-course is a YES. There are movies which have women as the central characters but their numbers as compared to the other (commercial) ones are indeed minuscule.

I was watching THE BACHELOR  (aired of star world, 9pm) the other day. Was surprised and muffled after watching a girl in the show stripping down to attract the attention of the guy! That is precisely the reason why I decided to write this post.

You may argue that there is a lot of cultural difference between us the the people depicted in the show. However the scenario closer home is no different. Check out the shows like Splitsvilla(MTV) and TLC (CHANNEL V) if you don’t believe me! All following the mantra of “jo dikhta hai whi bikta hai”.

Even though women and proved themselves to be equal and better than menfolk at various spheres and endeavours, it is still not enough. Very recently at an interview I was with two other guys, our topic of discussion was WOMEN ARE BETTER MANAGERS THAN MEN. I was taken aback when one the guy very casually and very matter of fact-ly commented that even though women are doing good, it’s not possible for them to be better than men. His reasons made me laugh really!

  1. because they are not physically strong . oh yea really? So? How is it even relevant!
  2. because they cannot work at night, its not safe. And who makes it unsafe huh?

Whatever the reasons, he was pretty obstinate. It was then I realised that even today there are many men out there who feel that women are only child producing machines, doing additional jobs like cooking and cleaning your stuff. For them the girlfriend should be hot and sexy but wife should be simple and untouched.

The matrimonial page on the newspapers makes me oh so mad. A decade has passed, I find no major change. The girl should be simply, fair, good-looking, homely (whatever that means). Thankfully some sane people do include the education criterion.

It’s really very frustration to see women being projected at mere commodities. What’s Even more frustrating, is the fact that the girls (young) are ready (and sometimes even happy) to be just a commodity!  Just want to say that there is more to us, we are not just a pretty face!