Many of us wonders about the title PINK. It is a common street slang in many countries, that refers to the female genital that is bought, with violence. The movie is based on PINK, not as a feminine colour of sweetness or delicacy but the violence on women liberty.
The movie truly brings many social garbage out in the open but the patriarchal society must have that patience and wisdom to accept its flaws and correct them. Regrettably that never happens. Everyone claps after watching a movie like this, comments on the social miscounduct, corruption, absurd authority figures, then sleeps and forgets everything they learnt from it.
It is true that if the same incident happens the very next day in our society, all those figures who just exclaimed the movie PINK as an awesome portrayal of social superstitions and brutal patriarchy, will again blame the women for their lack of clothing, or lack of self composure or anything related to the so called female posterity.
Girls are taught not to be late at night, their deadline is more vital than of a boy’s. It is obvious to the girls when they reach their puberty, that it is for their own protection. But surprisingly, no girl ever asks, protection from whom? A brother? A friend? A boy friend? A stranger?(why would strangers do any harm to each other) As ofcourse, not many of us are that great enough to manufacture a few enemies.
No, girls don’t think that because that is not how they saw their society to be. They only saw wolves roaming in the roads at night, not men. They do not ask their parents to teach their brothers discipline or criticise their mothers for not returning the taunts, their fathers settled upon women standards or place contrary views infront of their father’s eyes; they just swallow it all. And there lies our biggest problem.
Our undisrupted Silence.
Patriarchy is an ancient system, therefore it is a solid structure. Few movies like this won’t be able to put a dent in its hood, unless we penetrate it with our sagacity. As it seems, educating boys is far more necessary than educating girls about social conducts.
There was a common bengali proverb “Already awake can not be awakened”. That is our situation. It not that we don’t know our system’s flaws, but we refuse to solve them, rather we enjoy cursing the system at breakfast. We do not need movies or books to tell us about our faulty system but we need to realise the message they are giving, which is – play your part in the society. Criticise, comment on social conducts, resent corruption and most importantly, value and respect each other, cause at the end of the day, we are all in this together.