Oops! I did it again! I cried for a movie which no one else would probably have cried for, that too at the most inappropriate scene of the movie. Previously, I have known to weep for the last scene of the Sixth Sense, a Tamil movie in which an inconsequential character died, romantic endings(everyone does that, which I have christened ‘I want that’ tears), and a scene in the 9th episode of the 1st season of The Game Of Thrones(I hate spoilers, so I don’t spoil it for anyone else either) for which I was sobbing and wailing and would have made an excellent Youtube video.

Circling back, this time it was for Wonder Woman! (You didn’t expect that, did you?). Since I have a small baby, I have been watching it in small parts on Amazon Prime and yet to finish it!

Here, is the scene.

If you don’t have the time to see the clip, here is the low down. The lead actress a.k.a Wonder Woman a.k.a Diana, Princess of the Amazons, jumps over the enemy barricade and glides towards the enemy front line, one sword blazing. She looks radiant, majestic, graceful and strong. She deflects bullets left and right and continues to carve her path across the battlefield with a show of great skill and strength.

And, there I was bubbling like a baby! Why? Maybe, it was the fact that growing up I had no female superheroes to look up to. I had my barbies, which I was quite happy with. While my brother and I played with G.I.Joes, I do not recall there being any “recallable” women among them. All of the famous Marvel movies, which I have seen until now did not have any discernable women I really loved and looked up to. If I had to be one of the X-Men, I would probably be Jean Grey(Phoenix), who isn’t actually ‘Hero’ material. The bottom line is, I don’t associate the term ‘Superhero’ with a woman. Until now.
But maybe, it was more because of the contrast between Wonder Woman and me, which I felt with a forcefulness of a storm descending on my senses. Here I was, since I was a teenager, not able to walk on a street carefree, and there she was traversing a battlefield with ease. Here I was, getting my butt whacked by a helmet-wearing bike driver, while I walked 500 meters from an auto to my gates. Here I was, not able to wear even a Salwar with a Dupatta and feel safe in a public bus. Here I was, wishing we could tint my car windows(even after I got my own vehicle), so that I could avoid the glare of the nearest lecher looking in. And, I don’t know when I will ever be in this lifetime. I know women who are way older than me, telling me of incidents when they have been ‘hit’ upon. Still.

Do we as women need to become physically stronger? Is that the only way to be safe? Do we need to train like amazons and our little girls in different forms of martial arts since the time they are born? (since even 3-yr olds are raped these days). Will more awareness, writing about it, shouting from the rooftops make even an iota of difference? Will technology be the answer: should we fit a small camera to every child’s collar or will something more sophisticated emerge?

I have more questions than answers. I leave them to you to ponder upon.


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  • April 6, 2018 at 4:27 am
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    You have raised great points. Even I think about these. I feel, the solution is with parents of this generation. Moms should teach their boys to respect other gender. Dads should teach their children that both genders should help and support each other and not hurt each other.

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    • April 6, 2018 at 9:01 am
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      Yes Ramya. We have to put in any and every effort to bring about a change in our attitude and mindset

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  • April 4, 2018 at 12:07 am
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    Such a thought provoking post, and I agreed with all the questions, you had raised. we lived in the 21 century, still we had so many unfortunate things in our society. women safety is one of the, being a mommy of 2 daughters, I always felt that sort of insecurity…yes! girls need to be more strong physically and mentally..great post!

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    • April 4, 2018 at 1:13 am
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      I feel with you and as a mother of two boys I shall try everything I can to atleast create a shift in their mindsets

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  • April 3, 2018 at 11:01 pm
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    Thoughtful article , Teaching Self defence to our girls is the need of the hour , at the same time we need to teach Boys how to behave and bring awareness in the society .

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  • April 2, 2018 at 11:30 am
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    You know I believe all women need to learn come means of self defence. With that in mind I am sending my twelve year old to Karate classes. Nothing grand. Just enough to take care of herself when she grows up and faces some difficult situations in life.

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  • April 1, 2018 at 5:55 am
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    You weren’t the only one who cried in that scene. I did too. I was not expecting to have such a powerful emotional reaction to a superhero movie, but that was an extraordinary movie.

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  • March 31, 2018 at 10:15 am
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    A thought provoking post ! I think we belong to the strongest community as we are the ones who brings the life into this world which is something proud of.
    Physical strength comes through mental strength . Women of today is independent and can face the society who is always tries to bring her down.
    We are Wonder Women , I am, You are !!!
    Ms Arora
    #Superbloggerchallenge2018

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  • March 31, 2018 at 9:35 am
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    i think we all have wonder woman hidden in us all we need is right incentive to bring it out… you and everyone else are wonder women you’re just fighting ill deeds by arrows of words instead of swords. Keep it up. #superbloggerchallenge2018.

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  • March 31, 2018 at 7:57 am
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    I wonder if even physical fitness or extra hours at the gym will make enough of a difference.. The mindset has to change first. And that requires constant pressure from the sane lot to push for change. Articles like this, for instance.

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