Pink Is Long Way From Unisex


burnt their bras. donned leggings and in some cases the pants in the family.

picked up swords and knives and eventually guns. also ploughs. and pens. and hammers.

went to work. demanded a vote. ran for politics. were good leaders. and bad ones.
learnt maths and science and accounts. flew aircrafts. then rockets.

threw hand grenades. wrote poetry. and scandalous literature.

walked out of marriages. said “I’m not ready for commitment”.

There are still far more women willingly taking to behavior, clothes and roles that are supposed to be ‘masculine‘ than men doing the same to that which is considered ‘feminine‘. Remember that the next time someone talks about insecurity.

* Please do note the italics. The definitions of ‘masculinity’ and ‘feminity’ are fluid.

**A version is posted at Yahoo! Real Beauty.

About IdeaSmith

IdeaSmith is the digital doppelganger of Ramya Pandyan (intrepid train-traveller and frequent spouter of post-midnight rhymes and rants). As IdeaSmith she battles obscurity and slays boredom with her stories about men, books, digitalia and Mumbai. She performs live and also blogs, tweets, Instagrams, Facebooks, +G’s, Youtubes and Goodreads all as IdeaSmith. Ramya is a blogger, digital storyteller and spoken word performer. She also runs a forum for aspiring writers called Alphabet Sambar. Tweet-bomb her at @ideasmithy.

Posted on July 31, 2007, in Battle of the sexes, Hormone hangover, Seriously speaking, XXFactor series and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Scorp Kitten

    sometimes “ALL AT THE SAME TIME”… WHEW!!

  2. Women have also paid with their physiology adapting to transition, their psyche rattled and have been rewarded with their confidence and achievement orientation boosted………Men would have none of that.
    Did we say remaining stationary is progressive or actually retrograde?

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