malayali men find the idea of a smart and successful woman (especially
if she speaks English) pretty hard to gulp down. They are brought up
(by their own parents) in an environment steeped in sexism and misogyny,
and most of them grow up to be male chauvinists who think with their
penises instead of their brains and who have little respect for women.
That explains the derogatory misogystic comments that have been floating
around on the social media ever since this alleged episode of Renjini Haridas jumping the queue at Cochin Airport took place.
It only goes to show how culturally degraded, and deplorably so, a
large section of the Malayali male community is (and their parents are).
And the funniest and saddest part is that they genuinely seem to like
that status and seem proud to announce to the world that they are such
depraved voyeuristic souls and lead such wonderful dissipated lives!
I am no terrible fan of Renjini’s or of the show she hosts, but the fact remains that her show has been a very successful one and that she has been hosting it for more than eight years now, and that’s no mean achievement.
If you take the recent incident of her allegedly jumping the queue at
the Cochin airport, there is a complaint registered with the police and
both the parties involved have made allegations against each other and
given contradictory statements. And, of course, as far as I know, the
police is looking into the matter and it’s being investigated.
What clearly shows the attitude I mentioned earlier is the enormous
number of posts that were floating around (and still do) on the social
media hurling the choicest abuses at Renjini and replete with lewd,
salacious remarks and comments through which some depraved voyeuristic
souls vented their frustration. No one, other than the the parties
involved in the incident and those who were in close proximity to them
on that day, and of course the police, would or could have been in a
position to know what exactly happened there and who’s telling the truth
and who’s lying. But every discussion on the social media based itself
on the default reasoning that Renjini (being bold, smart and outspoken
and successful – read “ahankaari” in Malayalam) created the fracas and
poor boy, Binoy (who saved mallu manhood the embarrassment of a
collective erectile dysfunction), could only have been the victim and
never the aggressor. The verdict was out as soon as the matter reached
the social media…and who’s bothered to find out what actually transpired
there and who was actually at fault… well that’s for the police and the
authorities to find out, and who’s bothered anyway!