I recieved this tweet from @bhogleharsha
pietersen says cricket is not for girls.so desperately sexist.must get off high horse.women far stronger than men in life
Really sweet of Harsha, but men like him are far and few … especially in the realm of IPL and Indian sports. Now, lemme tell you a story
Is kahaani mein young girls hain … cricket hai aur IPL ka ek team hai.
Now this team is web savvy, puts up contests and other sundry friendly face offs to involve youth and increase its fan base. These girls are big big fans of a batsman nicknamed as a construction edifice due to his steady batting. They love him ….
Last year one of the young girls and one boy were tied as finalists on one such competition. The captain of the IPL team was to take a call. He chose the boy, the reason being
“You’re good, but boys are stronger, have more endurance, can work late in the night and are more hard working”
Excuse me while I puke. Ask the damn captain to endure labor pains, or even thread facial hair and wax his underarms. Ask the damn captain to put in as much hard work in a day as a working woman puts in, both at home and outside. The only thing in which the girls lack is muscular strength, and this is not weight lifting dammit!!!
Any how, the girls persisted. Ahhhh the folly and optimism of youth! They entered the competitions this year too. They made it to the semi finals and then, they lost. No, not because they were not good. Because the organizers lost their entries.
Thank you IPL team for helping the girls grow up. Thank you IPL team for proving to all girls in India that they have no place in sport, especially IPL apart from shaking their tush as cheerleaders. Thank you IPL team for making us women of India feel inferior.
I am sure you guys think that since we are already used to it, we should roll over and tolerate some more crap dished out by retrosexual males.
Gosh! I hate this!!!
Edited to add :
News item today : A young woman co-pilot of a Jet Airways Sharjah-Kochi flight made an emergency landing in the wee hours of Thursday after the commander took ill mid-air.
Oh really?! It was her job dammit! And she’s trained for it. What else will make news? Male stroller molested by girls on the prowl for their morning walk?
If you would like to read more about the incident , please head over to a blog post by a person who witnessed this incident