Was Akshay Just Happy Or Bragging About Dropping Off His Wife To University?

“People go off to drop their kids to college. I’m going to drop my wife to the university of London as she goes to do her Masters in Fiction Writing,’’ Akshay said in a statement to Pinkvilla.

A brilliant news flash about which I’d like to pot a spotlight on something we have normalised something that we never notice it as an issue.

So let’s first get to know what I am referring to. 

The news is that the witty Twinkle Khanna got enrolled in Goldsmiths, University of London, for a Masters in Fiction Writing. I can’t keep calm as she is again setting an example and she deserves it. 

The family was recently spotted at the airport where it was stated that Akshay Kumar is also travelling with the family there and will be spending some quality time together, after which our Mrs Funnybones will stay in London to pursue the course. 

However, dear Akshay, your statement for Pinkvilla was presented in such a way that I feel you wanted to bag an award for ‘doing something great’!

Why do men need brownie points for just being decent?

“People go off to drop their kids to college. I’m going to drop my wife to the university of London as she goes to do her Masters in Fiction Writing,’’ Akshay said in a statement to Pinkvilla. This statement seems to be angling for a pat on the back for what you did.

As we all know Miss Funnybones deserves what she is doing, and as a husband, there is nothing to claim brownie points about!

In India, why do we call ourselves progressive when we “give permission” to a girl or woman to pursue what she wants to do? Why do we want to take the credit for ‘allowing them’ to do something that they fully deserve?

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And if this is quoted as an ‘example’ for families, most of the husbands would say “Vo Akshay Kumar hai- hum nahi! (that’s Akshay Kumar; don’t expect this of me!)”.

Women’s life should and must not stop after marriage and honestly, there are no criteria where we are supposed to burden a woman with these changes. If a man can do what he wants to then a woman must also be able to. There is nothing great in it or something to make a big deal out of. 

And bragging is such a big ‘no’.

Do we ever make such such statements when a wife drops off her husband while choosing a certain career path? I guess then it becomes meh – she is just being a supportive wife.

Yes, what Akshay said wasn’t wrong, but certainly I can see a little shadow of gender bias. I adore Akshay for the work he does, but sometimes we need to be clearer in what we say. Yes, you can be proud of what your loved one does, but it is her call.

So with this good news, let us just look forward to when out dear Mrs Funnybones will write something really interesting again.

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Geetika K. Bakshi

A passionate scribbler and wishful bread earner. A working professional in an embassy and a freelancer French language trainer. A voracious reader and loves to connect readers and writers. Author of Ibiza by Geetika Kaura ( read more...

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