Thursday, March 08, 2007

And the Argument Continues....

International Women's Day - 8th March.... We gals decided to spend this day by indulging ourselves... We dressed up in our best, were going to go out in the evening and booze and watch F.R.I.E.N.D.S all night long... So, with this entire plan fixed from around 3 days ago; we came to office on 8th March - all excited.... Huged each other, wished each other and complimented on how we were looking all stunning :)... Later in the day, an inconsequential action of a fella forwarding a mail about the importance of Women's day to the guys of the group, started a war of words.... The battle of sexes.... Mails were exchanged and power of words was used to kill... An excerpt from the argument:-

The forward (Deepti) said something like God is definitely a man coz he does some things (like not listening, he has a final word etc) which a man does and women are angels coz they care and make world a better place to live in... So, happy women's day to all God's angels...

reply 1 (Kartik) : Lol… We are so the image of God…I’m God.. God is great :)
And btw.. I fail to understand this women’s day concept.. Do the women want to be noticed only today???? Are all the other days man days?? Calvin fans … Today is a good day to exercise G.R.O.S.S (which incidentally means Get Rid Of Slimy girlS)

reply 2 (Stella) : U guys are so pathetic…..so bad tht u do not hv a day decicated to men….how come no day dedicated for the MEN????......ill tell u y….cause ur not worth it…… :)
N just for the record... u r not GOD…neither are u created in God’s image…DEVILS!!!....n created in devil’s image n likeliness……

reply 3 (Siddharth) : GOD or DEVILS…still v r revered…

reply 4 (Kartik) :
Every dog has its day...
But MEN don’t have a day dedicated to them…
But today is Women’s day..
So women have a day dedicated to them
Hence proved that ………………… :)))))))

reply 5 (Sharmili - was not active since was not at my desk... Pounced on the opportunity to argue) : International Men’s day is February 23rd…. the logic given by Kartik is more befitting for this day since the genders match too :) Also, its pitiful… These ignorant souls do not know they have a day for themselves…
Being commonplace comes with a heavy price – IGNORANCE!!!!!
About the God thing!! I dunno what gender s/he is!!!
But what I do know is that First god created man and then he got a BETTER idea :))))
From Wikipidea, the day is copied from women and is not even international like ours is :)))))

reply 6 (Kartik) :
Deepti: God is a male.
Sharmili: “About the God thing!! I dunno what gender s/he is!!!”

The above 2 statements just proves that females cant agree on nething… I wont be surprised if Stella comes up with any other logic…Ohh…God definetly didn’t do a good job the second time… I think God also suffers from beginner’s luck ( ref: The Alchemist)… the second time the enthu just wasn’t there….

reply 7 (Stella) :U didn’t celebrate casue u didn’t know it…..Seriously miserable souls…ur just existing…not lliving ur life…. Look at us… being a woman …v r so proud of it….tht we want to celebrate it n let ppl know……
U know the saying na……Man was a draft…woman was the final masterpiece…..Wish god had destroyed the draft after the masterpiece…..
No jhol…no tension…..n it wud have been a real blessing

reply 8 (Sharmili) :
Please let us agree to one Universal Truth - Men exist coz of Women...
So if we are what Kartik is trying to prove we are – then guys just follow the suit :)))))
I like what was said in Jurassic park –
God made Man,
Man made dinosaurs…
Dinosaurs killed Man
And woman rule the world :))))
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Of course this reply wasnt left unanswered... The darker sex had something to say which resulted in more mud slinging....

As always, this small argument made me think and blog it.... I wondered to myself what makes the guys indulge in this mud slinging?? How can they ignore the fact that they have always seen their mothers do so many things which their fathers dont do... I love my father and he has ensured us security through all turbulent times... He has a pivotal role to play in what I am today and where I am today.... But when its 2 am in the morning and my stomach starts hurting or I cant sleep, the person I think of is my mother... Is higher EQ (which mothers/women are supposed to have) the only reason for that?? I dont think so... Its just what my mother symbolises... Hajar patience and hajar caring attitude... I am sure all guys have gone to their mothers time and again... If not mothers then its a wife... Thus, despite this knowledge how do men still undermine the position of women in society? Is this society called a male dominated society for any reason other than their higher numbers? A man learns alone but a woman educates the family is an axiom now for betterment of families... Then why are states still grappling with female foeticide, dowry deaths (though I believe they have reduced), low sex ratio, bad treatment of the girl child??? Just celebrating Women's Day internationally is really not making anyone aware of the importance of women... It has become a day for having some activities for the elite strata of the society... A get together similar to one we girls are indulging in... Of course not to add the guy bashing we all resorted to... And if the significance of this day gets restricted to this, I have to say that the battle between sexes will only continue....

10 comments:

Viraj Datar said...
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Viraj Datar said...

Hello All,

Being given to understand that I am the only who is commenting this blog, I must understand that I am largely outnumbered, and hence must stick out my neck only so much. :) :)

Firstly, the Men's Day in India is yet to come. Sharmili's fwd from Wikipedia if read carefully says that its September 29. Hence, dog or not, we all have our day. ;)

Another thing, as I said earlier, just extrapolating on the Relativity Theory and applying it to the forces of social sciences, something commonplace is required to understand something else that is special. The comparison can only be made when two things are different. Hence, if all humans were women, and hence special - as is so widely proclaimed - then we would not realize or see the speciality of women. Therefore, we men serve a noble cause of giving a meter to measure women's speciality with.

Lastly, before they behead me :), let me give an analogy. We all know that oxygen is essential for survival of life on earth. Despite this, we all also know that earth's atmosphere contains only 20% oxygen. About 70% of earth's atmosphere is filled with an inert gas Nitrogen, which essentially serves no purpose sinceit isnt helpful to anybody on earth. Hence, using the analogy that women are like oxygen - essential to the survival of life - and men are like Nitrogen - inert and basically not doing anything - we must understand why earth has so few oxygen in its atmosphere. Its because oxygen is in reality a very poisonous, corrosive, and combustible gas, and in pure form (i.e. if the earth contained only oxygen), it would cause so many dangerous reactions, fires and corrosion, that ironically, life would not exist on earth!!! Nitrogen is required to dilute oxygen, reduce its percentage to a level that can support life rather than destroy it. Hence, the inertness (or in common language, the uselessness) of Nitrogen is a very important quality to surivival on earth!!

So, thats the real story.... aaaaannndddd.... (drum beats rolling)... now you may hang me :) :)

Viraj.

Viraj Datar said...

Having said that, on a more serious note, let me also say, that I deeply and truly respect women. Its a shameful act to commit female foeticide and to not educate women and I believe that women must be given equal status.

Amit said...

Some of the discussion in this thread posted by Sharmili was just ridiculous.

Why restrict this to human beings, if one scans the zoological world there are endless examples to suggest that the female form has been shouldering more responsiblity than the male.

I think we men really need to fight for a 30% reservation quota in heaven :). And I would rather equate GOD with a beam of light rather than breaking my head on deciding if he is a man or woman. The beam of light has the power to create, nurture and destroy.

Harish said...

A really useless argument...is wat i would have termed this till sharmili found a use for it...generate a blog out of it.
here's my two cents....
men need women...why???
according to me...women are the very reason men aspire to be better people than they already are and women are the ones who also enable men to realise that.
And this also applies vice-versa...its mutual.
And as far as why there's a widely publicised women's day and not men's day? our predecessors(irrespective of gender) have promulgated atrocities towards the fairer sex necessitating us to remedy it.

Woman said...

Hi,

In spite of being a woman, I can hardly get furious with remarks as moronic as this!!! I mean, what does it even mean to ask a question who as a community is better!! For god's sake, why are people so proud about the caste, sex, religion, region etc etc etc, they belong!!!! These are egoes, and superiorities which lead to riots.... I am sorry to say, but such futile discussions are the main cause for bigger fights. I am sure, most of you will condemn riots, but will still indulge themselves in more futile fights...Get over it, people... Its not important who is better. And about days, my god, there is nothing more moronic and phony than celebrating days!!!

karan malhotra said...

I completely disagree with "woman said". Ofcourse its important to debate about which community is better...even though i am a man i've to agree that women are better in many ways than men especially in technical jobs and mathematical skills....and they have bigger brain sizes also as has been proved by professor Kismias takamachi of Belfast university recently....Very nice post...keep it up.

Viraj Datar said...

The "woman said" sadly did not get the point that the whole post was humorous and the discussion was light hearted and fun, not a serious bashing of either party. People, people... please, show a senseof humor. I had thought that my comment atleast will make that clear...

well, we all like and respect each other... good post shamu...

meena agarwal said...

"woman" is completely wrong actually ..she should beashamed of herself ...does she not know thf importance of the day...its to remind us women of the oppression we have had to undergo in the hands of men and still do everyday.....

three cheers to sharmili and also to karan