Saturday, June 03, 2006

Feminine Mishtake…

Let us tell this upfront that there is nothing that is anti-male or anti-female or anti-anything about this post. And secondly we are not against women. On the contrary we love them (especially the mallu ones of the species for all the right reasons). So read the post to figure out the “secret” behind the title.

Firstly we hate people who write just for the sake of writing. That would essentially mean we hate ourselves to the core. But we can pardon ourselves as we do not write in the “Times Of India” (TOI) that is being read by millions of people around here and sometimes do take stuff seriously. We do write crap but that’s limited to our blog, which incidentally is read by hardly a dozen… okay half a dozen… okay 1/12th of a dozen… we can do the mathematics later. So where were we? Ya right… we were at writing just for the sake of writing…

So we happened to read this post called “Feminine Mythtique” in the TOI Editorial Opinion section. At first, and even now, we still don’t know the meaning of the word “Mythtique” and this MS Word is also underlining the word in red, which means there is no such word as the above in the dictionary that at least MS knows of. But is there some word like it? People with a good vocab may help us out with that.

If you still haven’t read that article, please go ahead and read it and then we can discuss. I’m sure the article is much more interesting than this post.

Are you guys back? Alright… We don’t know how you felt about this post, but we felt terribly sick and pukey about this post. With all the talks about women’s liberalization and all that happening around, this post is nothing short of a cribber and wimper of the first order. I am sure TOI isn’t read by the ones who are oppressed by men and the socially down-caste (so to speak) hence this article isn’t directed at them either. It’s read by the more educated men and women who are already well aware of the above stated concepts and all. So let try and explore into all what this lady has to say about “Feminine Mythtique

That's why the makeup, the perfume, the lingerie, the gym, we're not knocking ourselves out for nothing. We're not fooling ourselves that it's our charm or intelligence or baking skills that men want, we know pure and simple, it's our bods. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could be all fat and floppy, walking around wide-eyed wondering what it was that men really wanted?

We have every reason to believe that both men and women are judgmental. So if you are fat, floppy, not made up, not well dressed or whatever you would like to call it, there are very good chances that the members of your same sex would not like to socialize with you. They may outcaste you as being outdated and not well maintained and I don’t know what crap. How many good looking women have we seen hanging around with average looking women? We haven’t seen any… your call…

Men on the other hand don't do anything to brush up on fidelity or consideration, romance, humour, foreplay or any of the things we've been bleating on about for years.

Fidelity? The author makes it sound like the entire man race is infidel. And like the women (who read this post) would stick someone who is infidel… aren’t they supposed to be already independent in the first place? Condiseration & Humour? We have considered this article to be crap and humoured the same… what else does the author need? Romance and foreplay? Hmmm haven’t experienced any of this so we would refrain from commenting. (And regarding looks… whatever happened to metro sexuality phexuality and all.)

And the best part… the article ends like this…

Provide for us, amuse us and love us to bits. Simple. Make money, make funny, make honey. Your time starts now.

What are we? Court jesters… qawwals… mujrawallahs? You sure do know what you want? But you really don’t know how/where to ask it. I mean TOI is surely not the right place for it. This thing sure looks like a “raashan” ka list that you keep giving your shopwallah every week. You’ve just reduced your demands to that level. Good going.

We think we have used enough space on this post to an article that doesn’t make sense at all. Now did you know the secret of why we decided to call it “Feminine Mishtake”. People (including me) write any sort of crap… seriously… (The lucky ones get paid)

Talking about secrets (DaVinci Code being the baap of all secrets), do you know what did Sophie Neveau sing in memory of her deceased grandfather Jacques Sauniere? (Only the ones who have seen the movie will understand this…)

Tere bina meri subah nahi jalti…
Tere bina meri shaam nahi dhalti…
Tere bina meri jaan hai pighalti…
Soniye, Soniye, Soniye, SoniyeSong Details

(That’s how Sophie Neveau pronounces Sauniere)

Now we will take your leave before you decide to kill us for this homemade PJ.

adios…

16 comments:

The Comic Project said...

me 1st

The Comic Project said...

good god..what a pathetic article..(in TOI). That was definitely written by someone who wasn't getting all that she's written about. I have seen/heard a section that actually thinks the attitude is "cool". Horrible. But the best badla is: Hire a mother in law who I will pay TEN THOUSAND RUPEES a month to harass the woman...a perfect cross of bindu, lalita pawar, shashikala...and the nakli MIL will watch saas bahu films where the saas tortures the bahu...GRRRRRRRRRRRR..pathetic article..and what a pathetic response #-O sorry..half sleepy

The Comic Project said...

Sorry..not spamming but keh do na..keh do na..you are my sauniere ..and how is neveau prounounced? Nefphu? I making a new philm..Robert Langdon pe mat ro!!!

The Comic Project said...

or is it...Raabert...Langdon pe mat ro!!! oops..no more comments

Madhu said...

Iyer Saab, yeh tho bakvas hai. hum tho aisa nahi sochthe.

anyways why is TOI paying for such articles........yuck!

Secret Angel 007 said...

‘tis a mishtake alright! Gender generalizations are the worst. I think if I got really fat and floppy, my jeans and eventually my heart would want to stop socializing with me… But about pretty girls hanging out with average ones – I have both pretty and average girls hanging out with me –I guess that would defy your axiom there. Lol @ pj!

Kautilya said...

I don't wanna call the person who has written that post in the TOI as Female and also not a male for obviouse reasons... what is that "thing"... writing about what women want and all that stuff.. phews.. yuck... ask that "thing" to getta life...

Ya me totally agrees with ya on the what are we... Court jesters etc....

But dude.. why to get ur hands dirty by responding to some crap written by some "thing" that obviously has no brains.... Its not even worth it!!!

well try this . It might be some much needeed education to all those "things"...

But really that PJ was gud!!!

the wannabe indian punkster said...

first of all, I dont think the word "mythtique" exists. I think the author of the post, in her infinite wisdom meant 'mystique' instead of 'mythtique'....dont they have proofreaders at TOI?

God....and the rest of the article was a joke, it looked like a 14 year old rant(not that I have anything against 14 year olds)...

But TOT member, we at PWOP liked your homemade PJ's, honest!

:D

*this is another rare historical occasion where a PWOP member agrees with a TOT member*

iyer education said...

~TCP*4~ LOL @ Robert Langdon Pe Mat Ro :)... can i get to play raabert or atleast one of the Langde's in the movie? Plijj... i will give screen test if required...

~madhu~ i dunno why TOI is paying for such articles, but i am sure if they decide to publish one of my posts then they will charge me for writing ;)

~secret angel~ there are always EXCEPTIONS.... :P

~koutilya~ i am not dirtying my hands by responding to such articles... i have run out of ideas so i have decided to respond to such articles and keep the blog alive that way... now i know the alive blog is something people around here wont prefer... but still... adamancy is my second from middle name :P

~punkster~ we at TOT are honoured at this great gesture from PWOP... now can we stop calling each other by CLUB names... it makes us sound more like footballers than anything else :P

Madhu said...

You have been tagged! Check out my post for details.

Why Am I said...

ore inspiration from Da vinci code for changing of templates??!

Why Am I said...

ore inspiration from Da vinci code for changing of templates??!

Why Am I said...

some crappy article..on and i racked my brains to find out wht mythtique means.. and voila!(ur sophie inspiration)its a combo of a myth and mystique...myth, because of the fact (oops!)tht men think women want something when they mean something else..........

ok...i shall stop now...u can thank me for deciphering this one:P:)

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

This is really undoubtedly the best piece of unadultrated crap or shit I have read in a while... mean wht makes women think tht men r th eonly ones who r unromatic or non humorous or infedel...I mena dont women sleep with their male counterparts colleagues or bosses or even froends...She is no Sati Savatri and put the entire vlame on men....And trust me, women r confusing...We have a way of asking things most of the time in a very round about fashion....
N who said men love women only for their bodies...Tht is ridiculous too....

I see more women who r unromantic n blah blah as they grow a bit older n r probably at the age where they have kida n all....

I shold not be writing against women but I think the accusation is very lame to say the least...Everyone has a role n there cant be a differenciation bet men n women...
Your point about social acceptance is just fantastic....I dont know if the lingre part is very visible there but to some degree the social demarcation exisits though not in every are in every perosn but it does exisit...Good job done here Iyer.....I loved this!

starry nights said...

stopped to say hello.interesting blog you have.

iyer education said...

~madhu~ i apologise for not taking up the tag...

~why am i * 3~ this template has nothing to do with DVC, the last one disappeared without any notice hence this drastic step and thanks for solving the mystery :P

~scribz~ thanks for sharing your insight on this... i think that article was lame instead of trying to make a point hence this crappy post :)

~starry nights~ welcome... and you can come back... AT YOUR OWN RISK :)