#366days366posts – Day 45 – Some V-Day thoughts

Why is Valentine’s Day biased towards women? Or am I the only person who thinks so?

Just imagine, all the softness of V-Day is directed towards women. We menfolk seem to have been totally sidelined on this day. All the fancy gift stuff, the message themes – the list goes on and on, are for women. I’m no male chauvinist (not even remotely) but this has really put me off. Men too deserve such softness. We are not hard as a rock when it comes to love; rather we can also love as well as women can (I actually believe we can do better). We can also sacrifice just like women. We can also cry for our love – we also have tear ducts, for heaven’s sake!

It’s high time we changed our perception of ‘men can’t love’ attitude. Maybe, women are the drivers for higher product sales (because men buy those stuff for women); that’s not because their love is on a higher plane but because it’s sheer marketing manipulation. I strongly feel that it’s condescending for a man to discover so much of disparity in the perception of love. There should be a level playing field. It will be a big revelation to those retailers selling those expressive love products for women that men can also command as big a chunk of their sales, if not bigger. Just try it out for once!

I really hope that we get rid off such a convoluted thinking. We live in a world where talk about equality of men and women is extremely vigorous in so many areas. Why not extend some of that vigor to love as well? The sooner, the better!



I'm an avid reader and writer. Reading gets me a feeling of understanding the world through different perspectives and writing helps me outline my thoughts from the cobwebs that the mind has trapped it in!

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