Saturday, January 09, 2010

Snakes on a plane (This makes me blue)

Hi folks, its been a while, eh?
Right, something had to shake me out of my stupor and it has.
I recently read about all these air hostesses being (literally) manhandled by disgusting male plane passengers in India. Even reading about it induced an indescribable feeling of bitterness and frustration in me, since all girls in India, if not the world, must definitely have experienced something akin to this.
Why do men like doing this to women? And why do women recoil from the slightest touch from a man they do not want it from?
It seems so trivial -- a nudge, a wink, a slight brush against the shoulder (or worse) -- really it cannot scar a girl forever. But why those 30 seconds of agony, helplessness, anger? And what about the men -- what is their joy from a pinch to the bottom et al? A momentary feeling of giddiness? Power over a woman? Machismo?
It makes me mad.