Yes, serious matter.
No jokes, at least till we have some serious responses.
The last few days have been extremely disturbing.
This season’s moral policing started with Anna University VC telling girls what to wear.
Next, it was the turn of petty politicians to target Khushbu, telling her what (not) to talk about.
The latest of course is Dina Malar’s inexcusably cheap disgusting act of gatecrashing into a nightclub and carrying pictures of girls having a drink, dancing and some of them having intimate moments with their boyfriends/husbands. The captions were distasteful and outrightly perverted. They just stopped short of calling them sluts. Just like how they called Stephanie, a victim of drunken driving last year, a cabaret dancer just because she was spotted dancing along with another guy at a nightclub hours before her death in an accident when four young guys in an inebriated state ran over her. Anyways, drunken driving is altogether another issue and moral policing an equally serious one. Does the media have any right to take pictures of you spending private time with your girlfriend and publish it and then pass judgement on it and call it obscene?
A nightclub is not a public place. It’s a club, which by definition, allows entry only for its members, at a cost, for its services.
Instead of the police arresting the newspaper for invasion of privacy, the dumb f***s arrest two young managers and put them in jail for over 48 hours (if they really had the balls, why not arrest the Managing Director of the hotel, a friend asked).
I heard the Mylapore Deputy Commissioner tell my colleague that they want to finish off nightclubs and arrest every woman from the photos published in Dina Malar. Now, what did these girls do that deserve humiliation or arrest? Is drinking only for men? Is it illegal for women to drink? Is it obscene for a wife to kiss her husband or a girlfriend to kiss her boyfriend even if its a public place (the hotel in any case wasn’t exactly a public place)?
I wrote a story today on how we seem to have two set of rules: One for men and one for women.
We are going to continue this campaign against sexist moral policing, which basically amounts to: telling women what to do, what to wear, what to talk and how to behave.
As I do this, I really want to know opinions. How many of you think kissing in public is obscene? If yes, do you think we need police to crackdown on kissers? If yes, are you willing to stop watching kisses on film and TV? Those who are willing to be quoted in the newspaper could specify your full name with initials, your age and occupation.
Are we becoming a regressive society? I think we’re on our way.
Cuz any society that tries to control its women is. The Taliban did it in Afghanistan, the RSS-Sena tried that in Mumbai and now look, we’re next! Unless, we stop the f***rs at the gates!