Friday, October 23, 2009
“Chudiyan pehenke ghar mein baith. Wear bangles and sit at home”, is the worst insult that a certain breed of female activists can throw at men they are particularly contemptuous of. The humble glass bangles that are meant to grace slender wrists are often thrust upon men who have failed to perform their public duty.
Effeminate associations may have inadvertently rubbed off on bangles, but someone evidently forgot to keep the men informed. The most knowledgeable bangle sellers seem all to be men, and many of them don’t seem averse to picking up a dozen tinkling circles for their women.