After having arranged to meet someone (platonic or romantic) I generally turn up alone, or if I have reservations I may have a friend politely bid their farewells when they are comfortable the person I am meeting is not a criminal. He had a quick wit and a gorgeous smile, I would have liked to have spent some time getting to know him without a chaperone.We may meet up again and I sincerely hope we do (unless of course he reads this and becomes terrified of me).Reflecting on these experience I felt a bit perplexed, so I typed “Indian Men” into Google.
I am not sure about this as in western societies, where there is no such delineation, women are also viewed as sexual objects and sexual violence still occurs.
This denigrates the Indian man into something only marginally short of a sloth and depresses me even further. Then this one in Tehelka that essentially blames parenting styles, and mothers in particular, for molly-coddling their sons.
I have to say, I have seen many examples of this and it really does exist however it is not limited to Indian men, with many western men also relying on their mothers to look after them into adulthood.
Whilst she was lovely and friendly, her presence changed our plans and the dynamic of our meeting.
I have never encountered this before when meeting Western men or women for that matter. It all seemed strange, and quite honestly a little disappointing.