Sunday, June 05, 2011

onwards, to new depths of social retardation...

An Obdient Wives' Club?  Polygamy Club??  Really???!

Do Malaysians really have such low self-esteem?  I mean, don't get me wrong; those who can look at the issue and scoff probably wouldn't dream that they'd ever have a need to be part of such a club (although men may think a Polygamy Club might be amusing, but for all the "wrong" reasons!).  However, the problem is not with those who don't need a club membership, but with those who do.  And I am not about to scoff at how many members this club might enrol, no matter how small.

Why Obedient Wives' Club?  Are Malaysian Wives so blinkered to think that high divorce rates, crime, rape, drug addiction and the Big Bang Theory were all because they weren't good in bed?  Maybe they are so blinkered that they can't see the problem is in the blinkers itself.  Or maybe so close that they can't even see that they're blinkered.

Imagine: remove blinkers.  Change club name.

Change the notion of obedience to awareness or mindfulness.  To be a more thoughtful person instead of going to obedience school.  Think of what should go into their marriage instead of comparing notes with someone else's.  Communicate with a partner instead of doing what is told or expected.  Constructive input as opposed to subservience.

Change the context of being a wife into being a responsible and constructive human being.  Which is what we all are.  Not dogs on a leash.  And we all live with each other, amongst each other.  We form relationships which in turn, enable us to be a part of a functioning society.

Change.  Thoughtful People's Club.  But how many people would clamour to be a member?