So it appears that not only can Barkha annoyingly argue and sometimes successfully make a point, she can negotiate and lobby and advocate for the rights of those that might not be considered ummm deserving in a socialistic sense…yes we mean the Tatas and the Birlas and the Ambani‘s of the “Awesome Antilia” of 27 story of wealth declaration fame…Do we think they would ever feature on the “buck stops here” heheheh. probably not, Barkha would argue, whats the point that buck was butchered way before Salman Khan established his “Foundation for humanity”…if you know how it goes….
well, this brigade of the Dutt’s, the Radia’s, the Pushkar’s, and the Arundhatti’s of our Indian-subcontinent could very well be articulating the “maverick feminism” as written down in the sometimes taste less stories of Shobha de’ ( Shobha De’: Deconstructed for Maverick Feminism”. Contemporary Indian Women Novelists in English, (ed.) Indu Swami, New Delhi: Sarup Book Publishers, 2011, pp. 96-111). …they are articulate, and beautiful, and well-connected, and ummm is un-shy a word!
and well while not quite immoral, they are “a” moralistic in picking goals and going after it much like the erstwhile ambitious male. they have untraditional family life and find it easy to represent traditional womanhood…
now the question is, do we feel okay about judging our women by the same standards as men?Is there room for some accolades here? After all, aren’t Ratan Tata and Shashi Tharoor, and all the journalists who trooped behind Dutt …and Arundhatti’s pals and protectors smart men! and these women are able to say and do and then say they do….that is feminism and its missing sense of ethics might be the mavericks behind it!