It is not ‘innocence’, it is ‘stupidity’ !

Have you ever come across people who pretend that they do not know or do not understand certain things because knowing these things makes one ‘bold’ (whatever that means) ?

You might have, at some point of your life, especially if you live in a society where sex is a taboo. I have had this glorious opportunity, more than once.

I do not understand why people, especially young women, think that not understanding what a vagina or a penis or sex is, makes them look ‘innocent’.

Well, my sincere apologies for sounding rude, but your ‘innocence’ is cringe-worthy and irritating.

And, I am not exaggerating any of it. A couple of days back, a friend called me up to ‘know’ what these things are. She’s 21 and she’s a law student. She was studying the rape laws and the words ‘vagina’, ‘penis’, ‘urethra’, ‘sexual intercourse’ etc. were bothering her because these are ‘bad words’ and she didn’t know what these were because she did not have biology in school.
Yeah, right. I don’t know what continents and oceans are because I didn’t have geography in school.

Ladies, you’d have my sympathies (and others’ too, I assume) if you were 10 but since you are not, kindly behave like it and show some mercy on our facial muscles. They really don’t like to frown. And frankly, playing dumb just doesn’t look cute!
(No offense but this was for the lovely ladies that do this. The ones that know themselves that they do this.)

I am not denying that there are genuine women who actually do not understand such things. Of course there are, and they need to make themselves aware of such basic things. But I am not talking about them here.

I think a lot of this comes from the patriarchal society we live in, that teaches women to remain chaste and labels any women who defies the norms, as a ‘bad woman’.
Women need to understand that they are the ones in control of their own sexuality and there is nothing ‘wrong’ or ‘bad’ about wanting to be open about it.

Please share these things with them if you know any ‘dumbsels’ in distress. They’ll find you blunt and rude but they’ll eventually grow up and understand that you were right. Plus, you can save yourselves from watching them overact.

– Deepti Nair

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