Domain Query: Cracked jumps the shark
|Cultural insensitivity can be hilariously awesome|
The summer before my junior year of college, I volunteered to work for a mental health clinic in a small city in India. I suppose I should say that it was "challenging yet rewarding," or that it was "the hardest summer of my life" but that I really "found myself." But, I'm not about to turn my experience into Eat, Pray, Love. It didn't take long after I arrived for things to turn ugly.
Sure, when people ask me what India was like, I often just placate them with funny stories about shitting my pants on an airplane [Didact: here's a tip- don't ever fly Air India or Indian Airlines if you can afford better. Seriously. Just don't.] or watching men practice their Bollywood moves at the gym. [Didact: yes, this is a real thing and yes, it's ridiculous.] While those stories are true, they're not the whole truth. The truth is, almost all of my memories of India are tainted because of one uncontrollable factor: I am female, and, in India [...]
|Iz in ur office, shreddinz ur stupidz|
Context is Good for the Soul
1. Indian Rules of Public Behaviour for Women Are Restrictive
|You can practically feel the oppression|
2. Indian Society Enforces a Restrictive Dress Code
3. Women Must Be Accompanied in Public
|Wrong country, but you get the idea|
4. The Rules Still Aren't Enough
5. The Culture is Still Against Women
Her bitching about arranged marriages really annoyed me. I am not saying they don’t have their own set problems because they do, my argument is that modern women have proven to be even worse at finding a mate for themselves than they parents.