She had a love-hate relationship with her tears. Which really just symbolised her difficult relationship with emotions - well, any emotion that betrayed vulnerability. She did not fully comprehend tears. What purpose did it serve? Why, at their most emotional, do people leak from their eyes? It was laughable, perhaps ironically. She was proud of … Continue reading Tearless
When something pisses me off, I write. So, I write, what is wrong with asking questions? Irony. People who are made fun of for asking questions, make fun of others for asking questions, who again make fun of others for asking questions. Well, this is not ironic at all. In fact, it is intentional. When … Continue reading What Is Wrong With Asking Questions?
Last night was good. Last night I went to sleep excited. Today is a bad day. That's the best adjective I can find right now. It hasn't been long since I came out of the closet. At least, not according to me. Now, I feel scared, it's kind of like being back in the closet … Continue reading 377 Thoughts
A woman in the USA had once been asked why she was not voting for Republicans. Yes, sure, they were not very nice on the 'women's rights' front, but as a citizen how could she not care about their other policies (financial, medical, etc) that were (in the asker's opinion) much better than that of … Continue reading Indifference of the Privileged
Back in India, I used to think that English movies were better than Indian ones, English songs were cooler than Indian ones, and English soap operas were more entertaining than Indian ones. And I used to consider that being better at the English language and being more into English media than many others in my … Continue reading The Culture of Whitewashing
Anita Sarkeesian runs this amazing vlog on youtube called Feminist Frequency. In a line in her video, The Evil Demon Seductress, she says, “The harmful misogynist myth that this trope reinforces is that women primarily use their so-called sexual power as a way to manipulate, trick and control men.” The fact that she used the word “so-called” before … Continue reading Women’s Sexual Power
Maybe I am too late with this piece. That is because when I first came across the Honey Singh scandal, I looked up his songs, looked at what he had to say, looked at what the opposition had to say, and I concluded that his songs, though misogynistic, do not condone rape. There is a fine … Continue reading Yo Yo, I changed my mind