You talk about feminism, don’t you? Well, let me tell you the other side of it!

It’s been so long since I initially asked you out. It feels like ages on one hand and merely a few seconds on the other. It’s safe to say that we are truly comfortable with each other (ref. burp and fart contests) and that there is hardly anything from one of our lives that has remained a secret from the other. I guess what I’m trying to say is that we’ve loved each other in every phase and that I’m entitled to tell you anything and everything I feel. So here goes!

But do you know the lesser known or discussed problems?

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You’d agree, you have gone on for hours and hours about feminism and equal pay and equal rights. You have fought till dusk turned into dawn. Basically, you’ve had your share of screaming and fighting against the misogyny and stereotyping that prevails in this society. But do you know the lesser known or discussed problems?

Women are stereotyped as homemakers but men are also stereotyped as the sole breadwinners. Women are considered powerless but men are expected to show extreme acts of power. In the name of chivalry, we are always expected to open doors for women and if we don’t, we’re called pigs and whatnot.

I’m of the opinion that if we are sharing everything in life, even feminism for that matter, then why not bills?

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Inequality has seeped so far into our mindsets that something even as basic as paying bills has become a thing of stereotyping. The waiter/waitress somehow always hands me the bill. Now don’t think I’m cheap or that I don’t want to pay. I’m of the opinion that if we are sharing everything in life, even feminism for that matter, then why not bills?

So the next time we go to a restaurant, let’s split the bill? I may not even expect you to pay but maybe offer sometimes?

Love,
Your (non-cheap) loving boyfriend!



Author: Zainab Haji

2 comments

  1. Really … It’s one of the best !! Keep going paperless postcards…. Love it ❤❤❤❤👏👏👏👏👌👌👌👌

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