Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Women Empowerment

Yes, it's the Deepika Padukone video I'm talking about. If you haven't seen it yet; here it is:

If the motive of this short film was to tell the age old patriarchs and matriarchs of the society that the times have changed, we have equal rights, etc etc, then I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you have not really succeeded in conveying that.

Everything we do in life is a choice we make. Morality is a choice, loyalty is a choice, sexuality is a choice, career is a choice, to be or not to be is a choice! Agreed, but choices do have consequences. Every line spoken in this video has been analyzed in depth by many. So I'm not going to do that. Instead, dear creator and participants of the video, I have just a few things to say:
  1. What one should remember is, if she has a choice, so does he, so does anyone, no gender barred.
  2. What anyone's choice shouldn't do is cause another physical harm.
  3. What anyone's choice should try not to do is cause another mental or emotional harm.
  4. What one should focus on is justice and not just randomly cry for equality. What works for one need not work for another. Very aptly conveyed by this image:
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I'm not against a film like this, but let's get the right message across, the right way. It will be more effective then. :)
Besides that, Deepika just looks absolutely gorgeous!


A while back, Vogue came up with another video:

The first time I saw this video, I was quite happy; till the ending happened, I was totally hoping that we were trying to tell the following two points via the short film:

  1. Any one can cry, if they want, irrespective of their gender.
  2. Crying is not a sign of weakness; it is just another form of expression.
I really thought it was gonna end with someone telling the little boys, and men that it's okay to cry and hug them. Instead, we went into some crazy logic. Let's definitely talk about domestic violence, but not this way. Let's try and identify the root cause of the problems and not plaster Women Empowerment for the sake of it. 

Let's start focusing on real problems here. Let's make the world a place of equality with justice and not cry wolf. 

Not gonna talk about the Alia Bhatt Vogue Empowerment video.

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