The longer version (30 seconds) of my ‘Good Morning ?’ video on Instagram.
Yesterday I dropped off my son at his school and while waiting for the school’s door opened, we sat with this little boy and his mother. This boy loves Big Hero 6 so we started to talk about the characters.
And this boy said, “Wasabi screams like a girl! It’s sooo funny and stupid!”
I actually felt sad and died inside.
“Do you think it’s a bad thing? Screaming like a girl?” I asked him.
“Yeah. Mom told me that.”
It was his answer.
And you know what? It makes me PISSED OFF. It makes me effing angry because there it is, a mother, a WOMAN, actually telling her son that screaming like every other normal person, like HER, in this planet is WRONG AND BAD. I was like, “WTF?”
I ain’t gonna tell Wira that “screaming like a girl” is wrong. I ain’t telling my son that “throwing like a girl” is bad. Effing hell, have you seen Mo’ne Davis? She THROWS LIKE A GIRL because that’s what she is. A GIRL. I scream like a girl when I’m angry BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT I AM. A WOMAN. A FEMALE. Why being somebody that I actually am is a bad thing? I can’t help it if I’m a woman because I’m born this way — and mind you, that’s not a bad thing. Not a bad thing at all. Just like my son was born as a guy, and you dear readers, as you were born as a girl, or as a boy. That’s not a bad thing at all.
And you know what? There will be times when you might re-thinking about your gender. Maybe you’ve been told by people that you’re a princess, but then you decided to be a prince. Maybe you’ve been told by people that you’re a knight, but then you thought that you’re actually a damsel. THAT’S NOT A BAD THING. You are what you are. Being a boy is awesome, being a girl is super great.
So throw like a girl. Throw like a boy.
Kick like a girl. Kick like a boy.
Scream like a girl. Scream like a boy.
Because that’s what you are.
Best part: Pas Kajol nongol terus ngelakuin gerakan akting sama Shah Rukh Khan di ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’.
Sakseus bikin saya semasa muda (((MUDA))) jaman ngekos dulu (((DULU))) jejeritan histeris tengah malem, nonton “Om Shanti Om” ini di Global TV (eh, atau Indosiar?)
Iya, pengen joged kaya gitu juga…