Watching Sindhu fight till the last minute showed the real spirit of her. While the whole world applauded and respected the glorious success in the defeat (i wouldn’t call it a defeat, if it were for me) , a lot of sexist comments started swarming over .
As soon as the match ended , while the whole nation celebrated her, there were some disturbing statements going around. They are disturbing to me because even in the success,the focus is being shifted to irrelevant things in media.
I saw an article on xyz site which stated people are busy searching for her caste and goes ahead to talk about how sad it is etc. Firstly , this is something that shouldn’t be a piece of news to write an article about. The focus is being shifted from success and sports to mere gossip here, which I didn’t appreciate and am sure many others would agree with me on this. < I don’t want to name the site or provide a link to the site because , I don’t want people reading it even by mistake.>
There are various jokes going around about how women , apart from getting vegetables also have to now get medals now , how women are succeeding because men started coaching and how wife is taunting her husband using this etc etc . While there are various variety of jokes going around and can be taken in light humour, it is making the success more of a new thing to gossip about and create jokes about rather than adding real value to the story.
There are always two sides to any story ;Even here I am not sure if I should be happy sports is coming into the lime-light or if I should be sad even sports fell prey to the internet sexist jokes and memes.
In any case , regardless of the gender , it’s a proud moment for India to see such brilliant performances . While the story of Sindhu is being heard for good , there are many unheard ;Every single person who participated in Olympics this year strived his/her best and is equally glorious in our eyes.
Happy to see great changes happening in 2016 and looking forward to seeing more 🙂
Here’s the link to all the Indian participants of Rio Olympics this year :
After this serious article, lighten up the mood with these twisted stories 😀 :
Keep smiling and spreading happiness .. 🙂