Yes, I Enjoy My Drink… And Being A Woman Has Nothing To Do With It!

Posted: February 13, 2018

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A contrary view by the author on the controversial statement by Manohar Parrikar that has most feminists in arms against the stereotyping.

Yes, I enjoy a drink
But it’s more than the sip
For I really have no taste for it
But it makes me feel hip

I love the swirl of liquid
The way the bubbles in my mouth pop
And the warmth burns down my throat
Like a summer that won’t stop

But my dad does frown on it
Though he himself enjoys a drink
Would he do it if I was his son
I don’t really think

Does that make him parochial
I don’t feel it does
he never frowned upon my other whims
So why should I fuss

He indulged in all that mattered to me
My ambitions and my dreams
He does get concerned if I take after him
For all his vices, I mean

If I was a son
Perhaps he would worry a lot less
But it’s certainly not prejudice
Like we worried at the start

Is it something to do with gender
Or may be alcohol
But it’s certainly not prejudice
Like we took the call…

First published by the author as a comment on someone else’s Facebook post.

Image source: pxhere

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Tanuka Banerjee. I am a doctor by profession. Living in a small town, the borders of which have long been inept to contain my imagination, but the life there doesn't cease to serve as an inspiration for it.

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