It is interesting to watch the manner in which men rise to the occasion when a woman is involved. They really get high if, say, a woman criticises a woman. I have been watching a few such tamashas where raising questions about BB’s credentials immediately proffers you with a “primitive mindset”.
Benazir Bhutto is planning to return to power; power has no gender, I assume. She is playing the game as well as any man. When men are critical about Musharraf or Nawaz Sharif does anyone imply it is envy or a locker-room run-in? There is a tendency for men to imagine this to be a little zenana item number they can enjoy; they do not understand that people may wish to engage in a dialogue or even an emotional outburst. Isn’t that what it is called when a woman says something forcefully? I have recently seen men say, “At least she will get laid now” and call her a “Brothel Bitch”…it seems okay, but women expressing their anger are “foul, mealy-mouthed”.
Some are. I am not. Yet I think BB sucks.
People who have always said
Who is to even decide with such confidence that she is the only one who represents democratic values? Who says
She now happily blames Zia’s supporters. What a woman…isn’t it obvious she is tugging at the very past we are supposed to forget about? Zia killed Papa and Pinky must now take the people back to that time. That Zia and his party are dodos now does not matter.
Getting people to line the route is not always an indication of popularity; it is such an easy thing in the subcontinent. Come on, we all know about getting truckloads in
Madame BB is very much a part of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and according to the Constitution she will have to follow certain rules. And she has shown us that it is precisely what she likes doing as long as her miyan can pocket the 10 per cent from the big bucks she makes. Aw, she is such a woman, ain’t she? She lets him keep the change…