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Objects ? I think not…

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Objectification of women.

One of the most sensitive issues when it comes to movies today (Movies includes Porn.)

This is something I have given a LOT of thought to.

Although it might appear insensitive, I think it is not as prevalent as people think.

Porn and other movies depicting women as seductress are doing nothing but acknowledging their power over men. Yes, men think about sex. That is precisely what gives women power over them. And this is precisely what these movies show. Otherwise how can you explain people watching tripe like Original Sin. These women have the power to draw guys to watch these movies.

In a civilised society we might look down upon the power of lust, but it is one of the most basic emotions and will ALWAYS be there . (At least as long as the Ice Caps hold up..)

One of the most prominent examples was the wonderful “Ilsa” series of movies.

While that series has been called exploitation tripe, I beg to differ . It goes to the most excruciating details to show the power of the female.

One scene exemplifies it more than others.

There are two chicks, almost naked (Obviously to depict the raw nature of the scene and the naked truth about Girl Power.) fighting this ugly fat guy. They beat him to a pulp and to put the exclamation mark on the proceedings, take his balls out with their bare hands.

(I squirmed here. FACT- Guys get really really queasy and scared whenever any other guy’s “parts” are under attack. Probably it reminds them the pain of having been hit there by a ball, or getting kneed by an infuriated ex. )

This was the ultimate depiction of Woman power.

In all possible ways. Symbolic and Literal.You name it.

After this, I dare anyone to complain that women are objectified in movies, specially in masterpieces like Ilsa:The Harem Keeper of The Oil Sheikh.

(Also, hats off to Russ Meyer)

___ The whole point of the post was to draw the readers attention to this unbelievable piece of cinema______ 🙂

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January 9, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Grievances

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Beware, for I paint a very bleak picture of things that everyone holds very dear.

I was in one of my rather philosophical moods, courtesy Sanika . We had been talking for a long time yesterday. I went past my sleeping threshold and started thinking all sorts of stuff. It was 4 30 AM.

I don’t how I arrived there, but I know where I started.

I started with College. The focal point of my life (I know , it is sad.). How everything has become a mess. You enter expecting to get something out of college. And by the time you are in third year, you don’t care. Everyone is like–“Eh…chuck”.

We are the epitome of apathy. The non-caring entity just drifting through college cause you are expected to do so. You are buried under a maniacal autocratic system which refuses to take any inputs from the one entity it should be paying the most attention to. US. (as in us, the students, not the Maniacal Autocratic Country).

It just doesn’t make sense. I don’t know why we still have submissions. As if they don’t know that by third year our copying skills have been perfected. The ancient material handed down since stone ages written down in our journals. The stupid Algos where people skip 4-5 steps while writing, rendering it more useless than pile of horse-shit(which might still help a farmer!)

The surprise tests. This is something special. We have a test almost every week.Sometimes even 2-3.

I will be surprised to find someone who hasn’t cheated in theses tests. The system has made “tests” a joke. A trivial formality to be completed every week. Although this exams do get us working like ants–poetry in motion. The perfect example of symbiotic behaviour. (Harsh had an extensive post on the Ant Phenomenon)

The fact is even though we should shoulder some blame, the bulk of it falls mainly on the System. I have never seen such logic defying activity anywhere. (Including Loksabha). I think it was better when the college was just COEP rather than all possible permutations and combinations of the alphabet.

Then you expected it to be like that. But where has autonomy taken us. Nowhere. With the absence of anything remotely displaying even primitive forms of intelligence sitting at the top I don’t think we are going anywhere in a hurry.

I will state an example of how this system gets to you.

I have a friend (Read Anonymous) who used to hate anyone cheating in exams. A principled person, she carried on like this for the better part of her college life. How things have changed. Now with the whole surprise test thing , almost everyone cheats. And with relative grading , you can’t afford lagging behind. But you are human. So not studying for tests which are more frequent than the weekend is not really your fault. So only one path remains–Copying. And alas, she isn’t an exception anymore.

If I sit around and start counting everything that is wrong with the system then I will end up writing a Novel.

Why can’t we challenge the quality of questions in the paper? Our answers are subjected to it.

Why is it our duty to take mindless orders lying down like a bunch of nobodies.

What gives a teacher the divine right of being “right” all the time. If ever there was a bunch of egotistic , autocratic and moronic “teachers” , it has to be in our college. People who take sadistic pleasure in our misery. Who love berating you, for you are doing something they probably couldn’t.

Yeah, we have feedback. i gave my feedback with all my subject teachers standing behind me. As the Yankies say- You do the math.

I will stop here. Cus its 8 Am and I have my exams at 2.

I realize that I myself have been the proverbial brick for a long time. And I am pretty sure I will continue to be one. Probably for the rest of my life. For this is a “vicious circle” . I have snorted the drug. I have become a junkie. A slave of apathy and inactivity . I know this whole post is just a cry-baby banging his fists on the table , because he can’t do anything. I have become that cry-baby.

In the legendary words of those four drugged hippies (Can’t remember their names.)”Let It Be“.

PS_ Now I figure that I didn’t really go anywhere with this. But then, bricks don’t move, do they?

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April 24, 2008 at 2:23 am

There Is Something About Studying

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Something magical happens when I start studying. The stars align, the pigs start flying, its a-la’ Alchemist albeit in an opposite way..

Here the whole cosmos is trying to make you do something you really don’t want to.

Which results in me doing all sorts of other activities….Jogging, reading, everything but studying.

And a book kickstarts me into blogging better than anything. But as I have seen I am not a singular case like this. A lot of my peers tend to behave this way..

So weird, when one has time one wants to rest and do nothing,,and when one doesn’t , one wants to do everything . (My tribute [a rather pathetic one] to Sir Humphrey)

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April 9, 2008 at 3:07 am

I Can’t Believe I am Writing This!!!

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Disclaimer- This post is in no way supposed to be sexist. Neither does this reflect my usual thinking pattern. Whatever I am going to write is going to haunt me for the rest of my life…But still…

I don’t know how I arrived at his point.

I am so glad that I am not a girl. Not because of chauvinistic reasons. It’s just that I am way too self conscious as it is. I can’t even begin to imagine what it would have been like if I was a girl.

Just that in our current social makeup..(Hell any goddamn social makeup for the matter..) girls get more attention than they want. Mostly it is not even civilized.

Girls definitely have some advantages in a civilized society. But the bonds that come with it might be frustrating.

The amount of unwanted attentions that girls get is freaky. And damn scary.

There is no point to this post. It was just me realizing that girls kinda have it tougher , much tougher than guys in some situations.

PS-Though there are advantages too…. Ever seen a ‘Mama’ ask a pleading girl for fine??  Or a mob beat a girl up if she hits a guy..?  😀

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January 28, 2008 at 4:47 pm