What better day than ,’Women’s Day,’ can I ask for, to launch my first official blogging site. I am so thrilled, that I wish I could insure this like any other significant things in life.
Well.. with insurance, there always stands a ‘Statutory Warning,’ to begin with. Hence, here comes mine to all the men reading this blog.
“Kindly read all the content in the following at your own risk. The writer holds no liability for the sarcasm, humor, etc used in the article. The blog is not meant for the feeble heart.” (And I wish I was kidding… )
An universally popular and the most infamous quote says… ‘Behind every successful man there is a Woman.
Well , that’s just half the story, the better half would be ; ‘And behind that woman are her infinite super powers that she persists. Although these superpowers aka ‘our ability to multitask,’ has always been a topic of discussion as not all men think the same about a woman’s capabilities and potential.
However, few talented , liberal and self – proclaimed multi tasking men choose to label our lives as easy, biased, sympathized, etc. But I say, “OK,” probably you are right..but, here, take some of these beautifully wrapped gifts of nature and some man made of course, as we women, commonly posses an attribute, ‘generosity’and are happy to give away some of our privileges as you may call it!
Lets go easy and start domestic…
Free Will to decide what to cook ‘Everyday’ :- Isn’t that easy peasy! Its your world, you are the boss, you can go out and buy whichever veggies, fruits, groceries you want, come home and cook whatever you’d love to. Colour the town red, yellow, green or just whatever! I would simply ask you ,”Whats for dinner, I am sure you must have made some appetizers to go with my drink and yes I forgot to mention…two of my friends might come for dinner tonight, hope the food is enough?” and the kids may ask, “I hope I am not getting that veggie (recalls a list of veggies)…..Can you make some pasta? Oh maybe a pizza..or wait I am not hungry at all!!! Then the elderly surely wouldn’t want anything spicy or stale, keep something aside for them and serve them hot. So basically, Cook..Serve..Repeat!
And did you just forget to feed our dog???
Creativity / Talent of surprising :- This quality is something that women crave for their men to have. So, yes take it boys! For once, buy a nice gift..wait…what it means is first draw a budget, search online, search in 4 shops at least,buy your gift suitable to the occasion , den buy numerous packing papers, decorative material, then some glue and yeah …probably done (I mean just the preparations). Pack different sizes of empty boxes and create delusional gifts and finally be ready with your actual one, naturally with a greeting card along . Find different styles of presenting your gifts. All this, apparently, shows your romantic and creative side you have over the materialistic one. Naturally, you have to think differently on each occasion for every family members . Sweet little suprises is what they expect out of you …and that’s fair enough! After all Mom is meant to do all this and this case ‘You.’
You got that…right?
Well…on a serious note, definitely follow all of the above. Period.
Mood Swings :- Its not that I do not empathize with men, of course I do, hence I would very genuinely like to pass on this privilege of having frequent mood swings or using it as an excuse for your benefit.
Guys go have fun with your mood swings which turn on and off like a buzzing tubelight. You can sing if you wish to and simply shout on someone in the middle of it! You could laugh aloud and suddenly start weeping your heart out! You could get all ready and decked up to go for a party but decide to stay home while you switch off your phone and not answer anybody. Be the most calm and patient person in the world and suddenly scream on your kid because he has not picked up his bag from the floor. You have the power…use it…abuse it!
Oh sorry…did I just forget to tell you ‘conditions applied *
Well in order to get the above privilege , you either have to be Menstruating or have to be pregnant, post-partum depression (yes..that’s a thing) or suffering from PCOD’s, or handling kids solely along with a big family or something usual like these…that’s it.
Don’t worry….no more hidden clauses, I promise.
Feminism :- In a country like India, ‘Feminism,’ is treated like a religion. It is divided between Men & Women! Unfortunately, majority of our population thinks, being a feminist means taking a ‘Nari Morcha Board’ and walking down the street for our rights. Therefore, in that case I would be obliged to pass on this privilege to men and be happy if they understand the true meaning of it. ‘Equality of both the sexes is feminism.’Period.
So…comm’on men, have your go at making the world understand the importance of being a feminist, try you luck in explaining the need to be fair! Pave your way to the point where everyone, everywhere and everything is equal. Also, swim through the ocean of inequality in every field, limited growth opportunities for women, insecure and unsafe environment to thrive and sadly loose the battle nowhere but in your own homes.
Yes…be a woman and then try doing all of this.
Breastfeeding :- Neither last nor the least, this one very exciting and adventurous privilege I would personally gift you is ‘Breastfeeding’ and why not?! Everyone knows how beneficial it is for a baby in his/her first year and to continue until his second year is a bonus and up and above two years is solely your decision (would personally applaud you if you manage to do so).However, you would be solely responsible for the baby’s great immunity system, its healthy weight gain, the love and warmth that you provide while nursing and of course a happy baby is happy you!!
While you enjoy your nursing journey (privilege), let me just draw some guidelines for your fun and frolic!
Always carry a nursing cover…its a taboo to nurse in open. Do not feed in public or else you will be judged or worse ‘nazar lag jaegi.’
Wear loose and comfortable clothes (mostly front open). Do not even try to be stylish, fancy, leave alone sexy!
You have to be available 24 x 7 no matter what you are doing (brush, shower, toilet can wait).
Be ready to listen to the elderly (neighbors, relatives, just anyone) judgments about the quantity, quality, consistency or whatever about your own milk.
Be equipped with breast pumps, bottles, sterilizers, cleansers and wait…. I am sure I am forgetting something.
Maybe next time.
This blog post is a part of #womensdayblogparty .
I’d like to thank Gurjeet for introducing me. Read her post for this blog party here http://prismaroundgurjeet.com/lets-pass-on-some-fun-privileges-to-men/
Also do go to my friend Amitoj’s blog post on to read her beautiful letter to her son. Click here.