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.

10 Comments:

Blogger Shuv said...

there is no use trying to understand the thinking of frustrated dicks who do this public groping..but i really like the other question who have asked..why do women act as if they have been so grossly violated when this happens? Dont they realise thay this reaction probably eggs these kind of people on? I mean I have been felt up by gays in bombay locals. My reaction was more of pity than outrage.

8:59 PM  
Blogger Scout said...

shuv, women DO feel grossly violated. i think its the function of society, where we are always portrayed the victim... the abused etc. contrary to this for men, its a power thing, and if they are groped its a thing to be laughed about. i guess one needs to be uber-strong mentally to get over that one.

11:02 AM  
Blogger ghetufool said...

i generally don't like your overtly feminist tone but i can't agree more with you on this issue. men in our country forget that they could have sisters at home, or at least a section of people they genuinely respect and love are women, who could be meeting such dickheads all the time and feeling so frustrated and insulted.
this problem cannot be solved so easily unless the law strengthens. these people don't deserve to be jailed. they need to be publicly humiliated. lashed and branded forever as molesters. bloody pigs.

5:00 AM  
Blogger Scout said...

ghetu, u sound more 'overtly feminist' than me there! :)

11:42 AM  
Blogger Shuv said...

i resent the term dickhead ghetu..why cant we just say JOURNOHEAD or something.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Scout said...

Journohead... ha ha.. I like :D

9:27 AM  
Anonymous beb said...

I've often wondered along similar lines and can't help thinking it must work for them (ie, start some flirtatious exchange) like 1 time out of 1000, otherwise why would they do it?

Or maybe it's the only way they know how to communicate with the opposite sex. Perhaps in communities where the sexes are less segregated it is less prevalent.

It's all about sex isn't it? And if women didn't mind who touched them they'd be having mongoloid kids with the first idiot who came along, which is the reason I would propose that it's such a horrid feeling for the victim, like rape.

5:21 AM  
Blogger Scout said...

1 out of 1000 are terrible odds... point is these guys are frustrated and its simply wrong for them to do this, harassment is not pardonable.. they should be shot.

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