BAD2013 - Blind Perceptions

Today is Blog Action day and the topic that bloggers from 126 countries are writing about is Human Rights

 


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Strange are the ways of a man, stranger that of a women. 

Doesn't it occur to anyone how just one body size has dominated all other sizes for such a long time? Who said black magic doesn’t exist? Else how will you explain the worldwide phenomenon where the intellectual side of human brain turns into a vegetable when they start judging people by the distribution of adipose tissue in their body and the size of their mammary glands?

One size to rule them all, One color to blind them,
One skewed brain to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mortals where the Shadows lie

Yean I am a nerd and this parody of The Ring from LOTR somehow perfectly defines the obnoxious obsession of humans with perfect body type and skin color. Feeding on this insanity are consumer industries and media, propagating the belief that among thousands of women with varied sizes, 36-24-36 is the best. And they even have got a perfect color for you.

Mirror Mirror on the wall
Who’s the fairest of all?


If you want a bride with skin tone that could blind you, then why not marry a bajaj tubelight?

Above all, it’s not the craze behind the size and color that drives me nut and I have no qualms against those who want to keep themselves in shape. But the nonsensical judgement that have been passed from centuries like a grandma’s recipe which makes people turn a blind eye to the talent, charisma and beauty of a person who doesn't fit into the criteria of perfection.



What makes a guy reject a girl citing weight as the reason and in not so subtle manner? The exact words being “baby elephant”. And this is a true story.

The insensitivity of people, the snide remarks and the constant comparison with their so called perfect counterparts baffles me. Are we so shallow that we let an attribute as minor as skin color veil our perception and disregard the compassion a person could hold? 

Whenever I read comments like these, I feel like going on "Texas Chainsaw massacre" spree. What the hell is wrong with our species? Aren't we supposed to have a brain known to be complex and smartest of all?


The numerous cosmetic brands that claim to liven lost confidence by turning your skin into pristine moonlight shimmering like a character from twilight, are thriving just because of your f**ked up opinions. 

How about just being human for a while, accept and appreciate people for what they are? 

And to tackle those who still can't get their biased thoughts straight, 



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9 comments:

  1. Unfortunately, I think a lot of it comes from the Disney films. I was recently ranting about this exact issue. I used to really care about what people thought of me but now I just care about how I feel. If I feel good then I have confidence.

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  2. Thank you for this thought-provoking post. Fear-driven prejudice and snap-judgments are so destructive in our world!

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  3. It is all about the externals today---even caliber is appreciated only when the person has all the right status symbols.

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  4. It is unfortunate that even in high society people are judged on the basis of their figure, more than any thing else. A very thought provoking post.

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  5. A very strong post on a very relevant topic, Rajalakshmi. Sometimes we forget that such discrimination are an infringement of our human rights!

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  6. @Lexi
    true few of the stories paint a wrong picture. Thanks for visiting

    @Paula
    thanks a lot for visiting

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  7. @Indu
    yeah, the beauty within is shadowed by the artificial beauty
    Thank you for visiting

    @Usha
    this fact shocks me too, how the educated have such biased opinions. Thanks a lot.

    @Corinne
    yeah we do. Thanks you so much visiting

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  8. It's revolting how people are judged on account of skin color or weight. It's revolting and what's shock me most when magazines refer to, dusky beauty.' Such terminology permeates discrimination. Well written, Rajlakshmi.

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  9. Well written one. Sometimes I feel the educated and well off people are more discriminating ones.

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