Kabir singh , a man who slaps his girl!
Because she does not stand up for him
When her father indulges in character assasination,
Because he kissed his girlfriend.
Discriminates him on the basis of caste,
Threatens to harm him physically,
Even does so by involving his future son in law,
Throws him out of the house.
Yet the love of his life does not utter a word.
And in an attempt to humilliate her,
He slaps her.
But i wonder , if there would be simillar outrage,
If it was Kabirs terrace instead of Preeti's place !
If Kabir's mom saw them kiss and
Called Preeti names?
A gold digger , a whore
A woman Kabir should see no more?
And Kabir stayed as numb as Preeti?
And if Preeti just smacked him across his face,
Would the slap then be justified?
Would it even be identified as violence?
The lines seems a little blurred at this one,
Women have been oppressed for ages,
They would say.
To which i agree, they are not wrong.
Yet there is a voice in me which has begun to say,
That we are building a world where we are teaching our Preetis to break norms if needed,
Speak loud and clear,
Be strong and on being hurt by anyone defend themselves.
Physically and morally
And teaching our Kabir's to be gentle,
To be sensitive towards women and not hurt them,
Under any circumstance.
So much so that if we see anyone act otherwise,
We declare them anti- the other gender,
As easily as being anti bjp,
Nowadays, translates to being anti national.
There is a voice inside of me which says,
Its time we propogated human values irrespective of gender.
And the moral debt to be paid by not abiding by them also,
Irrespective of gender.
This voice inside of me says no.
Kabir, dont hit preeti.
Preeti, dont hit Kabir either.