*Steps on Soapbox*
I have been very irritated with all the new dress codes and other types of moral policing that have been going on. Managed to keep it inside me though, there was no point in just ranting. No point whatsoever. But if you are in Chennai and are disgusted by the reactions of the police, the law makers, the people in general – the hypocricy and the double standards for men and women, there is a way you can contribute.
I know that some of us call Chennai a village. The mindset is particularly – distressing (for lack of a better word.) – and finally, something I saw at Whyte Space convinced me that it was worth it to take a look at the group that is forming to get RID of the moral dictation.
Why is it that when I can decide whom to vote for, I cannot decide what to wear? Thankfully, VIT has not enforced a stringent dresscode yet. It is a matter of time, there was a rally outside the college "by concerned mothers". In Coimbatore, where I was recently, a teacher told me that from have 12 co-ed schools a few years back, there are only two now. What happened? Are we back sliding into the Dark Ages? What are we afraid of? The way to defeat temptation is NOT to hide from it. And when are women going to be looked upon as mere objects of tempation, with different rules, different standards? Why do we stand for it?
If youa re interested in joining a forum where we discuss all these issues – email sanerchennai [at] yahoo [dot] com.
'Nuff Said. For now.
*Steps off soapbox*