Uber-Liberal Op-ed Template on #SelfieWithDaughter

Really? Oh well, that only means that there is always the possibility of radicalizing more womenfolk

Take a picture with your child, #Despitehavingadaughter; take a selfie with your child and then share it with the world via Twitter showing how proud you are of your child #Despitehavingadaughter. Now that’s a headline grabber. And why not? If a family cannot have a son, shouldn’t they try to be proud of the child they have anyway?  So be proud, and share your pride on Twitter #Despitehavingadaughter.

sar;panchThat however, was not the true intent of Sunil Jaglan, the sarpanch of Haryana’s Biwipur village. Around the middle of June this year, Mr.Jaglan came up with a scheme, involving community members in a drive to create awareness about abortion and discrimination against the girl child after the Panchayat realized that very few families possessed pictures with their daughters. It is in response to this realization that he announced a #SelfieWithDaughter contest, offering cash rewards.

But PM Narendra Modi decided to make it part of his Mann ki Baat outreach with the people of India, and stole Mr. Jaglan’s thunder. Indeed, can Mr. Modi the  misogynist who insulted the PM of Bangladesh stating she dealt with terrorism ‘despite being a woman’ have genuine respect for daughters? Also isn’t Mr. Modi a product of the fascistically patriarchal Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh?

Then again you need to appear progressive before the public to keep them hooked into your agenda. Had it been his own way it would have been #Selfiedespitehavingadaughter. But the damn politeness needed in society compelled him to make it  #Selfiewithdaughter.

And it looks like his trick worked. Twitter is abuzz with lakhs of pictures of parents forced to feign pride and display #Selfiewithdaughter much against their wishes. As expected, gullible people are praising the PM for this PR stunt. Even the man behind the idea, Sunil Jaglan has been duped into praising this hoax. Poor man, look what he has to say: It’s amazing what can happen a political leader backs a sincere idea.

Are people that naive? No there is good news, as one of the naïve fans of Modi here wrote

PM Modi decided to endorse this “brilliant scheme”  and tried to make it a national event, when he talked about it in his latest “Mann ki baat”. But, the response was slightly different this time. All the text in “bold” above, is directly from a piece written on Huffington Post India, on 13th June, about the Haryana contest. As you can see, Huffington Post then, thought this idea was a “brilliant, progressive scheme”. But as soon as Modi touched it, it became problematic.

modiBut you see, our uber-liberal mediapersons are not going to be fooled. Like they did with the fascistic mass regimentation guised as ‘Yoga Day’, in this case they are out to rip off the mask of patriarchy that is on display, which is take a selfie #Despitehavingadaughter. But some would say didn’t the PM utter these words?

…Every parent who has a 10-year-old girl at home, asks them where are they going, when will they come back and tell them to call back home after reaching their place. But have you ever asked your son where he is going, why are they going and who are their friends. After all, the person committing the crime is also someone’s son…

Is it not the same paternalistic fascist attitude one expects from a product of the Sangh?  Not only does the daughter need to answer their parents, now even the sons are not spared! But isn’t this selfie campaign backed by the “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” campaign seeking to create awareness besides providing welfare services meant for women, in 100 selected districts low in Child Sex Ratio? Will it not make daughters feel more empowered?

Really? Oh well, that only means that there is always the possibility of radicalizing more womenfolk—I mean why should efforts be wasted on the Hindu Male? Do we really need more Sadhvis? Is the real ploy then to #SaffroniseDaughters? Either way it was a ruse to either demean the daughter or radicalize her. I expect the liberal mediapersons to save us from this deadly eventuality.

  • Shubhangi Raykar

    Any reason for this misplaced satire?
    A sincere effort to change the attitude to daughters is maligned by this stupid attempt at satire. the message was not for Hindus. It was for all Indians. Hindus are not the only ones to discriminate.In fact among the Hindus the girls are worshiped like devi. The Abrahamic religions are discriminating too.

    • ViratHindu

      This is supposed to be a template and you’ll find “liberals” in English MSM bashing Modi on the same lines. So this is actually mocking MSM not Modi.

    • ccc

      The Westreners know this, everything bad about Bharat is due to sanatan dharma, for all that is wrong in Bharat blame the hindus, but Bharat is not Hindu, its a composite culture.

      The rape, skewed sex ratio, riots, poverty, gender based discrimination, birth based discrimination. Blame it on the hindus.

      Condition of women in India is a hindu legacy blame the hindu tradition. Our view about women is highly islamized in the 1000 years of muslim rule dominating every aspect of social life, nobody will ever talk about it because the next thing you know muslims are being thrown in to owens.

      But India or Bharat is not hindu, its Secular.

      Everything bad about India is due to hindu tradition and everything good is due to composite culture.

      Treatment meted out to women is a hindu cultural trait NOT due to the influence of medieval muslim rulers and their upper class’s attitude towards women.

      Head or tails both way hindus loose.

      The orthodoxy of the abhramic cults is alive and kicking under the umbrella of minorities and the only evil worth fighting in Bharat is Hindu tradition, the mother of all that is bad in the world.

      You should know this.

      Don’t let the hindus develop pride in their tradition, pride is equal to chauvinism if its hindu.

      You should also know this.

  • Dr. MS

    This was a confusing write up. I could not get what this was about. You are making fun of liberals, Modi (who is not a liberal), of the bad English in communication that turned into thoughtless “English” or “selfie with ‘InspiteOfADaughter’….?

    Why do you have a satire on this?

    If Hindu idiots give weapons to others to beat them with, be it in inside or outside technology, it needs to be confronted head on…not through selfie satire.

    If sexism in the Hindu community, very much influenced and shaped by centuries of feudalism, invasion, occupation and colonialism, is not being confronted by idiots with cell phones…then a direct analysis is called for.

    This?

    Sometimes I wonder if India Facts is that “anti Indian, anti Hindu, anti-Modi or anti-anything-non-Congress” dressed up as “sympathetic to the very people” it makes subtly fun of. I mean satirically of course….

    If this much “hiddenness”, way beyond subtlety, have to be communicated, like in bourgeois France, by men such as Beaumarchais, then the battle against invasion and occupation has not even begun, and conversion is complete.

    Best wishes…

    • ViratHindu

      You clearly couldn’t get what this satire is about. It wants to say that you’ll find MSM twisting words and trying to bash Modi on the same lines as in this “template”.

  • Chatrapathi Akula

    Satire…I much like it! (^__^)*>