Sample these for a mainstream newspaper's magazine content on a Sunday -
"I have the breasts of a Greek goddess and they are real. Just that I don’t appreciate some girl pushing her twins into my man’s face."
"My opening line to guys is, “If you fall in love with me, I will run away.” I don’t hate men. Au contraire… it’s just that I’d sooner let a man into my pants, than in my heart."
"I woke at about 9am and was just about to open the attached bathroom door, when it opened and out walked out K — stark naked — towel on his head, drying his hair. He was as shocked to find me standing there (wearing nothing but a top and my thong, having kicked off my jeans sometime during the night) as I was to see him"
Every Sunday, I look forward to TOI, relish reading it and savor every word. Over the last few weeks however, I sense if something is not wrong. What is the TOI team trying to sell with this column - Diary of a single girl?
I hate taking the moral high ground. After all, a reader need not necessarily read every column in a newspaper. However, carrying a column like this on a sunday makes me wonder if reader tastes are changing.
Are we calling ourselves liberal by setting yardsticks like this?
What role models are young women reading these columns getting?
Aren't posts like this feeding into the stereotypes associated with the female body and male libido?
Where do we draw lines to writing like this?
I know not. I only know that single girls who write diaries like this are not the kind of girls India needs right now. If this viewpoint is regressive, perhaps it is and I shall stand by it!