I clicked on a video- a movie “from back home” and ended up watching the entire movie because I wanted to find out what happens to the protagonist, a girl.
So, the video is where a young girl is searching for an apartment (she is supposed to work in IT) and she checks out a house wherein the landlord/a middle aged man not only refuses to let out the apartment to her but also adds, “But aren’t there enough women’s hostels out there for girls like you? Why ever do you need to rent out an apartment alone?”
I expected the girl to just be sad or cry or just not to say anything. But he looks at straight in the face and says “I’m allergic to women’s hostels” and walks way.
The fact that women (-working women-) invariably end up in women’s hostels tells us that our cities and the society are built for men. Women are supposed to stay at home under the protection of the family (of course, the male members) and that she belongs to a gender ill equipped to handle life alone with out men and cannot protect herself from the evils of the world. She also ends up giving up to temptations like, oh no ‘lust’! She needs men and older wiser women to help her keep her legs closed and vaginas locked up.
And then times changed. And here we are, talking about gender equality and women’s liberation. Actually its getting a bit stale, this whole thing with gender equality, isn’t it?But then why are women who move to cities for work still living in hostels? Makes you wonder.
I personally HATE hostels. I have been through them. And I’m never setting foot in another one. I have experienced the insane curfews. I have heard about worse ones (where a member of the family has to sign a letter for the girl/woman to stay out after 8pm). I have seen how the matron looks at you when wear just a hint of make up when you go out. It is obvious what goes on in their minds, isn’t it?
As a woman there is NO necessity to walk out of your family home. Even if you do, it is ‘enough’ to get a basic degree and get married to a random guy your family finds for you (who is also often a creep who most probably has no clue what/ where a clitoris is). Sorry, but I digress! Lets not start with men and clitoris, another story of its own!
So back to what I was saying- there is absolutely NO necessity to get a job let alone a career (as P says ‘jobs for women and careers for men’).
Are you a woman with job/career and want to rent an apartment = slut! Period.
But then there is a way to redeem yourself! Work hard! Go to University! Get a degree! Work even harder! Get a great job! Have a career! Make be make lots of money! Own your life, professional and personal. Be responsible and or squander all the money! And you still don’t want to be a slut/whore?
Despite achieving all of the above said, you need to go back home and marry the above-mentioned creep (your parents find for you). Listen to him. Keep feeding to his ego. Voila! There it is! A simple solution.
You are welcome.