Married or Single

I recently saw a TV talk show which had some single girls and some married girls on it. I couldn’t control laughing when one of the married ones said this – “Women were created by God in order to take care of their husbands and kids. This was the reason why Eve was sent with Adam – to take care of him” and she criticized those who were single saying their life was incomplete without a man. Let me tell you – she was not a desi lady from a remote village. She was not an Indian at all! I was wondering if this lady was in her right mind! But I guess lot of women and men still think like that. That women are meant for sitting at home and taking care of kids. I am not a feminist but I have seen most of my friends changing after getting married.

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Decide: Hermione or Pansy Parkinson?

I recently spent a lot of time browsing through J K Rowling’s website, my all time most favourite writer’s website.. Maybe because Harry Potter series of books is something that anyone can easily relate to.. the characters seem so much like the people you meet in your everyday life..  I went through her biography and now I like her more even as a person… I loved this excerpt from her site about what her daughters ought to become:

I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’……Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons. Let them never be Stupid Girls.

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