Thursday, December 21, 2006

Un-Im-Press-ed

That’s it!
Cant take it no more, have finally crossed the threshold of endurance, and now I refuse to face this crap any longer!

I know it’s not even worth blogging about, but my blood’s boiling and temper’s on overdrive, and if I don’t vent it out this way, you might be the punching bag and the chances increase manifold if you belong to the opposite sex.

It all began way before the press meet that I attended today, but today’s press meet was the final nail in the coffin.
It was a nice press meet, in a nice conference room, with nice food…..oh I forgot to mention that we were the only women there!
First of all we were subjected to grotesque stares , we’re used to that, no point in whining coz I know its unfair to the larger part of the population to be attractive….and more than that…..its downright criminal to be intelligent as well as attractive!

Okay coming back to my point, after the painful scrutiny, we did ask sensible questions at the press conference which was on sports, where even the so called ‘seasoned’ journalist didn’t know what they were talking about.
Lots of egos were bruised, and one senior pressperson even had the gall to mail me asking to 'inform him' when I attend press meets as I would be in an ‘awkward’ position if anyone questioned my credentials as a proper ‘sports journalist’.

Does sport have a gender, does the press have a gender, why is this territory labeled as such.

“For a women you know quiet a lot about sports……”, I do not take that as a complement.
I am not rebelling, just make a couple of observations and letting my pals know that we aren’t in dark ages anymore and I don’t believe in trash like ‘emancipation of women’….I think it’s the other way round, those who are insecure of themselves and retort to ‘guarding’ their territory need emancipation!

It just baffles me why educated, intelligent socially aware humans act like Neanderthal gits!
Its really a lot of fun to watch how one small, silly thing can throw people off balance, guess the sporting instinct gets entrenched at their emotional level as well!

5 Annotations:

Reema Banerjee said...

sorry isnt looked at as a good/positive emotion. but u know wot i think? u shud never have to say it. and if u do, u shud say it to people who mean the world to u. for them who are worthy of ur smallest regret.because they have earned that place in ur life.
so dont go apologising to him. no regrets, no apologies, no sorry...hats off

Prude said...

Way to go Mads!! You shud've bitten that guys head off!! And sports journalism....here we come...a new anthem for women!!! I loved the stint at headlines the most....and you're loving urs right now more than nethin....so who the hell are they to take it from us!!

Kudos!

pRicky said...

erm attractive and intelligent???
yeah that sure as hell is a crime but to know more about sports than the early men themselves is a downright sin and holocaust awaits you... Sorry you just cant do that...
but wow if you do know more than them kudos to you madam...

Me Thinks.. said...

sorry seems to be the hardest word, but then I guess you dont have to say sorry to him..

women can do much more than men can
even dream of, so there!

Maverick Menon said...

"It's sad,so sad
It's a sad,sad situation
And it's getting more and more absurd
It's sad, so sad
Why can't U talk it over
Oh it seems to me
That sorry seems to be
the hardest word..."

Well these are the Word from
Elton John's Classic Song
"Sorry seems to be the Hardest Word!" Well guess U should ask him to listen to that song on ur behalf...Guess he can understand ur feelings from ur side... ;-)
Hey just kidding... Take it eazy pal!