Dil Phaink

Me: Hey, have you seen that new talkshawk commercial on tv, in which the wife says 'suna hay college mae aap baray dil phaink thay'?

Aati: Yeah, I have seen that. Why, does it remind you of your former love-junkie days? :P

Me: Lolz. No, I was just thinking about how a commercial depicting the reverse situation of a girl having the history of being the dil phaink one and the husband joking about it would be practically impossible for our audience to accept.

Aati: Haan, because that would make the woman 'loose' and the man 'beghairat' (shameless). Halaanke, in real life, I think couples might possibly joke like that too, at least the closer ones.

Comments

Awais Aftab said…
An example of our society's misogynistic double standards.
Komal said…
I'm glad you pointed that out! That's the kind of thing that I notice, but am used to other people not noticing.

Except you, of course, because you're brilliant :).
Awais Aftab said…
@ Komal

You've been an influence, it seems ;)
Uzair said…
double standards indeed.
shakeel said…
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shakeel said…
only when it comes to women, do we change our standards. can be seen in every aspect of life in pakistan. Boys being given way too much freedom and girls being monitored much more severely by their families. the base of this duality lies at the very core of our family system.
Aeish said…
Hypocrisy tilted in favor of men! Glad a man pointed that out :)
anam fatima said…
Exactly my thoughts after watchin that ridiculous commercial
Muhammad said…
Yeah so true.....
nZ! said…
However naive it may sound, I, being a woman, would not want to be called dil phaink, even if it meant for harmless humour, like in the add.

Maybe because the double standards of the society are deep rooted inside of me =/
Sabahat24 said…
Aah! I tweeted about this some time back. Reversed the roles and rewrote the dialogues that way

http://twitter.com/#!/sabahat24/status/51263861671735296

http://twitter.com/#!/sabahat24/status/51264517925109760

http://twitter.com/#!/sabahat24/status/51265421122342912
Awais Aftab said…
@ Sabahat

Lolz. Brilliant! :D