Feminist – Written and Directed By Society
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Date: 9/24/2012 3:27:35 PM
Society sat on its cane chair which it rocked vigorously when the tension mounted. It brewed mugs of coffee, smoked dozens of cigarettes and chewed packets of pan. As it smoked up its tensions in white circles of smelly smoke, cell phone rang. Society was in search in of a producer to make its dream project “Feminist”.
It regretted for not searching a producer before the casting is done. It laid back in the chair and thought about the ideated phase of the casting of the female protagonist which is the only protagonist of the movie. Before the search for a feminist was on, her characteristics were woven.
Nobody will give a serious thought if she is beautiful and attractive. She should be ugly; ugly enough to people say that not even a blind man would sleep with her. Oily hair is another striking attribute which will make her uglier. If she is not intelligent and talented, then the effect on the world will be feeble. So it is wise to pick up somebody who is happily married/committed/single, who is intelligent but doesn’t show off, who is in love with her family and who is talented enough to outperform her husband/boy friend/other men in majority of the platforms in life. Thus it picked up Mrs. Lady as its target to convert her into a feminist. The movie shows the roller coaster ride of Mrs. Lady turning into a ferocious feminist.
Society has always noticed her as a very cheerful but yet so-not-attractive woman. Her husband loves her for her talents in managing both home and work balanced and for bringing up the kids well. The first step to mould her as a feminist was to install the characteristics-of-Indian-daughter-in-law software inside the head of her mother-in-law. One evening when her mother-in-law and her husband were taking an evening walk, the society asked them why she is still not back from work even when her husband was back by 7pm.The society asked them why have let her go free-spirited like a kite when she was suppose to be under their control. The society asked them how they could allow her to wear modern clothes and fasten the decline of Indian culture. That night when she got back from work after a hectic day at work, the software popped up with a question from the mouth of her mother-in-law. For the first time questions were asked about coming late from work, though for years it was never a problem.
Society checked the automatically updated option for her mother-in-law and next day morning when she was about to leave to office, another request popped up with just one option which read like “Will be you be home by 6 pm?”. As part of the next step, the-obedient-Indian-wife software was installed inside her husband’s head. That night when she complained about his mother coming up with weird questions and unrealistic requests, she got a cold response. She was aghast.
Next day, as she had to run to office early she told her husband to drop the kids in school. The answer which she got almost struck her like lightning. How did Rs.3600 become a hot-button issue all in a sudden?Yes,she did earn a little more than him, but requesting him to drop the kids in school will not make him her servant.Moreover,he has been always ready to lend a helping hand to her to manage the home-work balance. Little did she realize the magic of the software which made his mother tell him that she is enjoying too much of freedom because she dominates the house, little did she realize the black magic of the software which made him believe all that he heard from the society and little did she realize the power of the necromancy of the Indian society software.
The society software department was busy updating the installed software and busier in installing new software such as the-perfect-indian-bahu, expectations-from-an-indian-woman, characteristics-of-a-good-indian-girl, ways-to-mould-good-wives etc.
A beautiful and happy family shattered into chaotic hell in a month’s time. The heroine of the movie is educated and intelligent. So once the pestering turned into a torture, and torture turned into abuse, she moved out of the house with her kids. She was confident that she could raise them better with her salary.
Thus she was branded as a FEMINIST!!
The climax of the movie is the society enjoying an evil laugh at her saying she is a failure as she couldn’t keep her marriage alive, she couldn’t make her husband happy, she was not so beautiful, she was independent and she moved out of her husband’s house.
After getting up from the cane chair, society just smiled at itself. It thought; if it could create feminists, why don’t it produce the movie too? It’s time to work on the title slides. The slide looked like
This post is inspired from a comment which I got on one of my posts.
Image courtesy : robertlpeters.com
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