Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy is when you preach equality and oneness of humanity; yet you would not support your children marry someone from a different religion or caste.

Hypocrisy is when you constantly talk ill of your boss behind her back, regardless of the fact that there are many others listening to you; yet when the boss arrives, you become a yes-man, spouting a litany of praises, sycophancy at its peak. There's no doubt that humans are better than chameleons when it comes to changing colours.

Hypocrisy is when you talk about being kind and considerate; yet you pretend not to notice the old uncle standing in front of you in the MRT, his back bent double with age, obviously struggling to hold on to the iron poles. But you will remain blissfully unaware, smug in the warmth of your seat, nodding away to the music blasting off your iPod.

Hypocrisy is when you say you're proud to be a feminist; you staunchly believe that men and women are equal; yet you have no qualms about using your femininity to your advantage.

Hypocrisy is when you still hold on to the ridiculous notions of caste hierarchies, conveniently forgetting that Krishna was a cowherd, and Shiva, an angry ascetic who often smoked marijuana.

Hypocrisy is when you defend womens' rights, and yet when a woman is raped, you wonder whether she was alone at night, or with male friends, or if she was drunk, or what kind of clothes she happened to be wearing.


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy is when you preach equality and oneness of humanity; yet you would not support your children marry someone from a different religion or caste.

Hypocrisy is when you constantly talk ill of your boss behind her back, regardless of the fact that there are many others listening to you; yet when the boss arrives, you become a yes-man, spouting a litany of praises, sycophancy at its peak. There's no doubt that humans are better than chameleons when it comes to changing colours.

Hypocrisy is when you talk about being kind and considerate; yet you pretend not to notice the old uncle standing in front of you in the MRT, his back bent double with age, obviously struggling to hold on to the iron poles. But you will remain blissfully unaware, smug in the warmth of your seat, nodding away to the music blasting off your iPod.

Hypocrisy is when you say you're proud to be a feminist; you staunchly believe that men and women are equal; yet you have no qualms about using your femininity to your advantage.

Hypocrisy is when you still hold on to the ridiculous notions of caste hierarchies, conveniently forgetting that Krishna was a cowherd, and Shiva, an angry ascetic who often smoked marijuana.

Hypocrisy is when you defend womens' rights, and yet when a woman is raped, you wonder whether she was alone at night, or with male friends, or if she was drunk, or what kind of clothes she happened to be wearing.


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