Friday, July 9, 2010

Good Girl Syndrome.......BEWARE!

Before giving you shots of awareness about this gruesome disease which have afflicted the sorority called girlhood for centuries, I would just like you to make you beware of this malady which I know has developed a base sequence in your moral genes (an apology to all those who didn’t get the privilege to study biology). This disease is not outlandish but has been hovering over our lives from the very first day our umbilical cord was cut. The virus has crept into our DNA and thus makes our lives indispensible without imbued with it.

   I was completely ignorant of the fact that I have been a patient of this disease for so many years until this morning my mother harangued me with one of the most under-rated statements, “you are not a good girl”. And suddenly I discerned and my mind retaliated and started guzzling with events where I have BEEN A GOOD GIRL. In all the anecdotes I could race my mind to, it dawned on me that being a good girl is no less than carrying a baggage which belongs to someone else and to an undivulged place which will never stumble upon our quirky paths. A good girl is a rusty parody of the demands our society has inherited the right to make. A good girl has no rights to leverage upon her own life but a mere reflection of the halcyon lived by someone else. Haven't you have been a patient yourself? I will give you some examples if you certainly don’t feel the virus working on you...

1 you are 11, trying to master the art of behaving in the most effeminate way. You just added a pair of uber-cool turquoise shoes to your ever growing collection and desperately want to wear them to your friend’s party. But since your mother spent a fortune on them, you will not be entitled to make them touch your feet since she wants them to be reserved for her sister’s wedding. You argue and now the virus proliferates and being a GOOD GIRL you give in.!!

2. A bulbous figured cousin of yours is coming over at your place. Your weekend plans went to the dogs and you are still expected to share your little heaven with her, irrespective of the fact that your newly possessed yellow scarf went missing the last time she delivered herself. But don’t you try to forget that you are suffering from the GOOD GIRL SYNDROME, eventually you will agree.

3. You had a woeful day at work. You decide to have some whiskey at a nearby pub. You are just about to quaff it and suddenly a bawdy looking relative of your greets you at the table with his lewd expressions who’s otherwise is a darling at your desk types. Girl, it’s not his fault. Don’t you know just violated a GOOD GIRL norm.

Well well well, now that we have diagnosed the symptoms, it is time to create an antidote for the epidemic breeding on our minds for generations.

P.S. Do we have a GOOD BOY SYNDROME too?
certainly no because even syndromes are prejudiced against poor women!"i stood up"

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