Sunday, November 26, 2006

about feminists(feminism)...

http://towardsalanguage.blogspot.com/2006/11/women-feminists.html
http://towardsalanguage.blogspot.com/2006/11/i-feminist.html

after-thought of these posts...

what's indian feminism?
what's it, after all..

i have no much news of whats been on the scene.
i have been an observer..

but somehow i sense that the disaster has happened here too.
the same thing happened with all "-isms".

you started with so much enthusiasm.
you knew the world's going to change.
you understood the crude ways of patriarchy.
...
after a time, the theory still grows
but you stayed where you started.
and after a point, it got stagnant..
the world grows but you dint quite see it...
or whats this problem with accepting sexual minority..
and issues likewise..

and where are "new" feminists?
where is neo-feminism?
it DOES exist. but not here..
why has feminism scared away the little girls?
didnt it take care of them, or there's something wrong with the girls?
i guess there's something wrong with the whole scene of political awareness.
but there's something wrong with feminism too.
like sreejitha says,
there's a whole roughness with the old school..
they understood human feelings
like smiling, making love,loving
against women
yes, they were. they are.
but there are ways...
(understanding them, how why.
trying to re-model them.. )
not complete denial.

and now, i feel, the movement's completely taken over by NGOs..
(i think it needs clarification..
here i refer to those organisations which produce hundreds of research papers a year
doing nothing about what they found out about.
...
wasting so much money.
thankfully not from our tax..
how does it matter anyways, not to ford!)

i'm not denying how important the movement has been.
i'm saying
it could be better.
it can be.....

6 comments:

A pornographic etc.... said...

What is pain?
Can pain be ever understood by theories?
Can pain be analysed?
Is there any other pain outside physical pains?
What has theories given us?
Where are the proofs?
Are we working only on hypothesis and klabelling thm theories...

When a girl is raped do we need a theory to understand the pain? Do we need the simon d buas n kate millets to understand what is happenin to us when we are lustin after flesh?

Are we responsible enough? If we are not how can we feel pain? If we cammot feel how can we talk about it?


Suresh...

latheesh mohan said...

And at the end of the day, at least, we have NGOs to blame on.

@suresh: pain and theory are diff. stuffs..we need isms to wash off the pain..

gargi said...

[:)]

tabassum said...

We need theories to name the pain, at times. I understood myself bettter when one of my friend told me "Sreejitha what you are talking about is feminism" and later another friend said "Sree, u are talking Marxism". I found myself stronger with that.
a background!

tabassum said...

We need theories to name the pain, at times. I understood myself bettter when one of my friend told me "Sreejitha what you are talking about is feminism" and later another friend said "Sree, u are talking Marxism". I found myself stronger with that.
a background!

tabassum said...

We need theories to name the pain, at times. I understood myself bettter when one of my friend told me "Sreejitha what you are talking about is feminism" and later another friend said "Sree, u are talking Marxism". I found myself stronger with that.
a background!