They tied her to the stake. Chanting, Man Hater. Man Hater. Man Hater. She searched for him, the one she loved, the father of her children. His shoulders slumped, his eyes red with weeping, there he stood, alone, in the angry mob. The lecherous fire circled her, the heat of its breath, tickling her feet. … Continue reading The Burning of the Bra-Burner
When I wrote an earlier piece on the issue of language used in gender inequality, my focus was on women, though I firmly believe men are victims too. There were many men who via responses or on a personal level, expressed vociferously that discrimination was not restricted to women alone. It differs from society to … Continue reading The Double Standards Dictionary : The Other Side
She left him. Over his fifth drink, he wondered why. He gave her money, freedom and never laid a hand on her. Yet the bitch left, claiming, because, he never wiped her tears, or held her close when she was drowning in her fears, or because he ridiculed her for always using her heart over … Continue reading Why?
Men and women have often been typecast into brittle molds of gender, rather than that of humankind. Their actions and reactions conditioned into boxes that are almost impossible to break through. Definitions change with sexism. There is a subtle brainwash that pervades the world, prevalent in some cultures, more than in others. With no offence … Continue reading The Double Standards Dictionary
Sitting at a party with friends and family, someone mentioned an acquaintance whose husband and mother-in-law had beaten her mercilessly earlier that day, in front of her twelve year old daughter. If the details were not horrific enough, what appalled me further, was the barrage of comments that followed. I am still reeling in the … Continue reading She Must Have Provoked Him