Remember the slam books we used to fill during school days? Every other student used to possess one! One of the most exciting questions in those books used to be- “What do you hate the most?” A very common answer we used to happily give was ‘hypocrisy!’. But, isn’t hypocrisy an attribute prevalent in all humans? We say something and do quite the opposite, sometimes without even realising it!
We are proud to claim that “men and women are equal in every field”. How many of us actually follow this? How many movies with a woman as their lead has Bollywood shown us? Even if such films are released, they get tagged as ‘offbeat’- something that the normal public doesn’t like. All we like in movies are fragile women seeking for help from our dabangg hero! It has taken us 60 years to move a woman’s bill. In Saudi Arabian courts, a man’s statement is worth two women’s. America, with more than 200 years of democracy, is yet to have a woman president. Men and women are equal? What a joke!
We talk of beauty lying beneath the skin and yet we find fair women and men beautiful. The beauty products have their market built on these insecurities of men and women! Their ads shamelessly declare that unless you are fairer, everyone will look down upon you. If these products really worked, racism would never have existed! Most of us watched the full coverage of the swearing-in ceremony of the US president, while many of us probably don’t know who our president is and for sure don’t know who our vice president is.
And it’s a bad bad hypocrite world ‘outside’ (So they say)…