Friday, June 23, 2006

read

this

Thursday, June 22, 2006

saas-bahu

I am going to call him Mr.X.

He lives in my nieghbourhood with his wife. This couple had 2 or 3 children - i seem to forget the number. All their children were male.

Mr.X and his wife prefer to hire domestic help to do cooking/cleaning/washing etc.

Every time a maid is hired in their house, Mr.X rapes her. She then leaves. A new maid is hired. Mr.X rapes her. The cycle repeats itself.

When Mr.X's sons were old enough to get married, their mother insisted that they set up independent homes with their wives. None of Mr.X's children stay with him any longer.


His wife knew about his habit. Who knows, may be she has even beeen raped by him herself.

By insisting that her sons set up independent homes with their wives, Mr.X's wife has ensured that her daughters-in-law remain safe.

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There are so many stories about hostile relationships between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law. This is a true story that challenges the stereotype and this is why I thought I would share it with you.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

just our regular twenty-first century ad

A man's world.

But a woman's home.

(Found on a print campaign for Godrej cupoards, beds, and electrical home appliances)

Saturday, June 17, 2006

it now works

I fixed the problem with the link in my previous post. so if you couldn't access it previously, try again now - it works :)

Thursday, June 15, 2006

useful link

I remeber that a while ago i wrote a post on street sexual harrasment and this one person called libran lover simply kept missing my point!

His point: when men sexually harrass women they are simply expressing a basic "natural" sexual urge.

My point: sexual harrasment of women is a LEARNT behaviour which is possible in a gender unequal environment that teaches men that they are stronger/more powerful than women thus giving them the "right" to sexually harrass women.

My argument may not have been all that coherent. But recently I came across this post and the writer has some very well articulated, clearly expressed observations on sexual harrasment. Go read: saucebox.almeidaisgod.com/?p=85

Thursday, June 08, 2006

+91-991100-5744

Beware if you receive calls or text messages from this number. It belongs to a desparate loser who is known to stalk women.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

the princess, the frog

This is a foward that I got the other day. An old fairy tale re-visited. Enjoy :)

Once upon a time
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in a land far away,
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a beautiful, independent,
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self-assured princess
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happened upon a frog as she sat
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contemplating ecological issues
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on the shores of an unpolluted pond
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in a verdant meadow near her castle.
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The frog hopped into the princess' lap
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and said: " Elegant Lady,
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I was once a handsome prince,
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until an evil witch cast a spell upon me.
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One kiss from you, however,
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and I will turn back
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into the dapper, young prince that I am
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and then, my sweet, we can marry
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and set up housekeeping in your castle
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with my mother,
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where you can prepare my meals,
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clean my clothes, bear my children,
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and forever feel
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grateful and happy doing so. "
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That night,
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as the princess dined sumptuously
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on lightly sauteed frog legs
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seasoned in a white wine
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and onion cream sauce,
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she chuckled and thought to herself:
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I don't freakin' think so.
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