The Feminist In Me

the-female-brainA long, long time ago Nita had tagged me and asked me to share my views on Feminism. The explanation she gave for tagging me was, “…since you like women so much…”

I thought about it for a long time, and finally assembled all that I had to say on the topic. So, here goes.

I need to make a few things perfectly clear to all my readers – I am not any of the following:

  1. An Asshole
  2. A Male Chauvinistic Pig
  3. A Womanizer
  4. A Bimbo
  5. A Gigolo
  6. A Stalker

Okay, now that the necessary evil’s out of the way, I can safely recall an incident that happened a few years ago. I was debating in a college fest and it was an impromptu event. I walked up on the stage and picked up a chit. To my horror, the topic was: “Men are the blueprints and women are the masterpiece.”

I gulped and started my talk with the words, “Men are pigs…” and went on to win the debate. I think men are a very confused race. We think we are more capable than women, we think we can achieve far greater things than women, we think we are God’s gift to women and we think we are mentally, emotionally and physically stronger than women.

We are not.

We think we can understand women. We think we can out-think women. We think we can handle emergencies better than women. We think we can survive without women. We think we can survive.

We cannot.

One of the most glaring aspects of the male-female divide is the delusions of grandeur that men seem to have picked up somewhere along the line of evolution. This reminds me of an article I’d written called The Inner Workings Of The Female Brain:

“… the present day situation demands more caution on the part of the male. The female brain has quickly analyzed the greatest weakness that the Y-chromosome accords to us. It is that, while the man has to spend his time, money and efforts to woo the girl, she on the other hand just has to smile, and the guy’s hers! […] If Sigmund Freud were alive today, he would have called the male populace of the planet as a “sad bunch of toilet-tissue-emulators!”  Though we must be ashamed of ourselves, not to mention cautious, we’re neither, and end up being the receiving end of nitrogenous treatments meted out to us by the female.

More than everything, the female brain has evolved so quickly, that when we were still trying to make faces at ourselves by looking at our reflection in the river, the female was busy creating masks…”

So, men need to learn the basics right and learn to respect women. It’ll take us a long time to unlearn habits like raising an eyebrow when we see a woman driving a car and smiling when we see a woman traffic cop. It’s also about time we learn that women make better politicians and better bosses.

PS: Okay, maybe I am an asshole in certain situations where I don’t return phone calls, but that’s in self-defense – I usually find myself associated with a lot of psychotic girlfriends! 😀

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

31 thoughts on “The Feminist In Me

  1. 🙂
    Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)
    links to posts in your blog itself 😀
    that reinforces your thoughts on this topic 😛

  2. comments are welcome but not entertained? Will ask you to elaborate on one event you have written about 😉

  3. @Sandeep
    LOL… Interesting, isn’t it? 😀

    Oh yeah, i didn’t notice that! 😀

    Hehehe!! 😀

    Haha! That was written a long time ago, so ignore that! 😀

  4. i guess ur the cutest of the lot… and i love this post and the article as well….

    yeah, we know that we are good…and its wonderful to know that a man acknowledges that…



  5. Very refreshing read Nikhil! But you know we women are smart enough not to fall for the “we know you are smarter than us” line. 😀 In fact the cleverest guys are those who say that. And the cleverest women are those who say to men “we know you are smarter than us.” And then you can guess who pulls the strings! hehehe.

  6. @Chirag
    I have copyrights!! you can’t copy! 😀

    Hahaha! Thanks so much, sweetheart! 😀

    Hehehehehe!! Smartness does have it’s misgivings, though! 😀
    I end up in all awkward situations because of my smart mouth! Hehe!

  7. Well, I dont know about other things but yeah as far as I’m concerned, I hv seen only one woman who was really capable of changing the fate of India and that was Mrs. Indira Gandhi ..

    She is the only ‘MARD’ India has ever produced ..

  8. u’ve pleased all female readers with this post 🙂
    nice one !
    it also goes the other way round, women cannot survive without men.

  9. Hey Nikhil.. Long time, Back here!! A lovely read!!! And

    “I think men are a very confused race.” A vert Cheesy and a classic quote… Loved it.. Second you buddy!!!

  10. Hmmm…I think you’re being too tough on all the men:-) However, I completely agree with the unlearning bad habits bit..I hope that happens ASAP..especially the women behind the wheels bit

  11. Now I know yoiu…
    after your decalaration 😛 😉

    Do you think afetr writing so many good things… we would think you are the BEST man … 😛 😉

    lolllllll 😀

  12. woah!!! I never knew u had a feminist side too now.. did I??? 😀

    WOULD you put a cross on your heart and swear in all entirety that you really are none of these–

    1. An Asshole
    2. A Male Chauvinistic Pig
    3. A Womanizer
    4. A Bimbo
    5. A Gigolo
    6. A Stalker

    😀 😀

  13. @Soham
    Well said, dude! 🙂

    Thanks a lot! 🙂

    Hehehehe!! 😀

    Commenting spree, dude? 😀
    Thanks! 😀

    LOL… nothing can be very unfair to men! 😀

    Hehehehe!! I dunno, you tell me! 😀

    That *post* will come, but not today! One post a day, remember? 😀

    i cross my heart and swear to the Almighty Sachin Tendulkar that I’m not –
    1. An Asshole
    2. A Male Chauvinistic Pig
    3. A Womanizer
    4. A Bimbo
    5. A Gigolo
    6. A Stalker

    Strike a balance! 😀

  14. Flattery, thy name is Nikhil. So who is the reader whom u aim to please?

    ” I usually find myself associated with a lot of psychotic girlfriends! ”

    One would think its time u learnt ur lesson.

  15. nik….you have won my heart all over again!! 🙂 tell your psychotic girlfriend to read it she will pamper you with lotta louuve!! …and that pic is NICE with chocolate and shopping spree centre…haha..!!

  16. okay
    so everything back to normal 😦
    i must say…”why does everythin happen to you?!”
    god’s yo-yo! really!!

    P.S. – my previous comment was from your dashboard btw…

  17. I just wrote this on Twitter – A Woman is like life. You don’t try to understand life but you live it. You don’t try to understand a Woman but enjoy her company.

  18. In one line, I can surely say…your girfriend, your future wife and maybe even your daughter will be sooo proud when they read your blogs…! You are truly making your own future safe and reallllyyy aawwesssum… 😛 {And now, I realise the above was definitely not just one line}

  19. Its not just us. Even the animals are chauvinistic. Females are made to be the submissive species just because however stoned we are and whatever we males do, we don’t get pregnant. 😀

  20. Have u contemplated on why a lot of psychotic girls end up getting associated with u ??.. lets be nice to u now, what with christmas and all and say that maybe u have a “psychotic girl attract” radar 😉

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