The recent article “The Indian’s Feminist Dilemma” by the late historian Prabha K. Sarma is a must-read for anyone who was taught a gender-based curriculum as a child and has any connection to the contemporary political climate in India.
The reason why indians are becoming more and more misogynistic is also something to keep in mind, especially if you’re a woman. Before the country was created, there was no way that there was going to be a man in charge, so the idea that there are any women in charge in a patriarchy is a really problematic one for women.
The problem is that there seems to be no women anywhere in charge. What’s different about India today is that it’s very sexist. The entire government is almost entirely staffed by men, and the media is filled with stories about how only men can be trusted. Even though female politicians are getting elected and have made some progress, there are still men in charge at every level. For example, the current chief minister of the state of Arunachal Pradesh is a man.
The problem in India is that the entire government is staffed by men, and the media is filled with stories about how only men can be trusted. Even though female politicians are getting elected and have made some progress, there are still men in charge at every level. For example, the current chief minister of the state of Arunachal Pradesh is a man.
The issue is that the government in Arunachal Pradesh has been run by men since 1960. We don’t even need to know the names of the actual politicians. All we need to know is that they are all male. Arunachal Pradesh was a state ruled by the British as a colony in the 1960s. That’s why it has a female chief minister. We’ve heard the name of the current chief minister on the news, but we don’t know who he is.
The sexist attitude of Indian men towards women is a big deal. Women are treated the same way they treat men. We are told to wear “soulful dresses”. We are told to be “ladylike”. The gender issue in India is not really an issue of sexism, but a matter of cultural acceptance. Unfortunately, we also see that India has a male government, and that the culture of women is very much one of submission to men.
Men are also expected to be the head of the household, to be the provider of the family, and to have the most important job. Yet, the Indian government’s own policies say that these are not the most important roles for women. If the state has to take care of the daily needs of the family, then women should take care of the daily needs of the household.
Not only do we have the government of India that says, “No, women should not be in charge of the household”, but we also have the government that says, “No, women must be the heads of households!”. In the same way that women can’t be the heads of households, men can’t be the heads of nations. It’s one the reasons why women are routinely denied the vote and the leadership position in government.
It’s a pretty weird world where both genders get to be told what they can and cant do, and its even more bizarre to see these two ideals in the same sentence. Men are the head of the household in India, but women are the heads of the world. But in the world that we live in, it’s only women who get to be heads of nations. And they do it in very weird ways.
The main protagonist of the ’80s series, but also a good guy, is a very nice guy. He lives in a beautiful house with a very nice wife and 2 kids. He’s not the best guy, but the right guy. But he has to be the head of the household in India, and the right guy. The problem is that this guy has to be right. He has to be a fucking loser.