Back to childishness!22/05/2014

I wonder why our politicians are becoming childish day by day, I said to my husband who was engrossed in watching a  news channel.

I don’t find it surprising at all especially if they have tasted Power, he  emphasized.

Probably that’s why it is often said that power has gone to his head, I  laughed.

Why not ‘her head’ as well? He said in the same vein.

Because all these expressions refer to a male and are not gender neutral, I  said in order to justify myself.

Perhaps you are right but  I am sure they can be applied to both the genders in the present scenario. Don’t forget even when they were coined  ages ago, there were ambitious women thirsting for Power, whether for themselves or for their husbands, he reminded.

I am sure you are referring to Lady Macbeth, I said  knowing  his love for Shakespeare.

Not a bad guess, He concurred.

But you can’t generalize, I said trying to defend  my tribe.

Well, to say ‘ there is a woman behind the success of every man’ appears to be  no longer true because as things are panning out  it is more appropriate to change it to ‘there is a woman behind the downfall of every man who is not necessarily  his spouse,’ he quipped.

Probably you are right, I said more to myself.


n.meera raghavendra rao


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