So, here I was , incensed, fuming cursing and muttering at “that Mika”, the sick Sikh, for taking advantage of Rakhi (Sawant), yanking her head back, planting a kiss on her mouth, amidst cheering crowds and a distraught Rakhi,expressing protest, which was totally disregarded, only to be subjugated to an action re-play!!!!!
“I dont believe this”..said me.”After all, she has a right to say No..How dare he make a show of his bravado..she was not here to perform an item number..why confuse reel with real?..Demi Moore exposes too.. would she be pounced on thus and molested..these men..they dont want their sisters to dress this way , but these Brothers do love to watch dont they now..why is it decent to watch and indecent to wear.. atleast she wasnt leering and lusting at someone.. whats worse.. ogling or displaying”
All this while my 17 yr. old, tousle haired, just woken from his slumber, grogggily gazing at the frenetic pacing of his mother, waiting for it to stop..or so I presumed, stared vacantly .. when all of a sudden, he mumbled..”Malaika Arora Khan wears skimpier clothes, would Mika do this to her?”
I stopped dead in my tracks..eyed him steadily, as if for the first time. It did seem so.. I had no answer. This talk was meant to expose sonny to an irrational biased prejudiced thought process I so wanted him to be free of. He must respect women, IRRESPECTIVE. No matter what, my son was not going to be one of those creepy crawly males, who succumbed to pre conceived notions, victims of a closed mind.
And hence the tirade against Mika..
Now, continuing from the dead on tracks bit.. I was watching him, mouth agape. He continued..” You know my friend Katy, she dresses this way too, in fact all of my school mates wear minis and tees.. but theres no way I or my gang would misbehave with them.. They carry themselves well Mama..Neither will they ever cross the line nor will we..Maybe Rakhi gave Mika the impression that it was okay with her, whatever he did. She needed to draw the line in her behaviour at the party..and be careful of not being misunderstood.. finally it was what she said and how she behaved that mattered..”
He continued ..” what Mika did was totally wrong, but Rakhi had a role to play in it. She knew what happens at parties and been ready for consequences of the image she holds and made a greater effort than other girls to keep her reserve.”
These were irrefutable arguments. He was right. She must protest.. Her ‘No’ had to be regarded as just that.. But she had left herself wide open ..
I understood his viewpoint..seemed to have gaged wrong by Mika and that of Rakhi. wanted to call hubby right away to give him the news that ‘Sunny has grown up’.. into a fine young lad. If he could think that clearly in the morning, with a ranting mom, and a ferociously hungry tummy, then he was ALRIGHT..He cared for women, respected them enough to think for them as well..Great going !!
Beaming from ear to ear.. I say to myself “I must have done something right!!”
Of course, it goes without saying ,had he displayed a bias, prejudice or irrationality..hubby would have been held in contempt and responsible!