Recently, there was a news of trouble spewing between a Bollywood actress and her twice divorced husband, she being the third wife, because of an affair with some upcoming actress.
Overheard at a coffee shop, a discussion among a family about this. The DIL speaks how unfortunate it was for the actress that she believed someone, gave him a chance knowing all the history and even after that, she is going through this difficult time. So far so good.
Suddenly, the MIL quips “how is it unfortunate for her! She married him for money so it serves her right!” It doesn’t end there. The enlightened one continues to say “She should have known better. And not gotten married for money and dupe the poor guy. Who knows the previous two might also have married him for money and the poor thing was looking out for genuine love” “All this feminism backwas is getting to girls of today.”
My only reaction was no reaction. I guess, thinking like this is a disgusting by-product of living in this patriarchal society. I don’t think feminism has anything to do with it. And had the facts been reverse, I wouldn’t be least surprised, if the same MIL would sing painful sad songs for the victimised poor guy.