Friday, December 31, 2010


Macho Man and Docile Wife
A Teaching Story

A newly married Male Chauvinist Macho Man used to bully his simple, young, naïve, frail, meek, docile wife into submission, treat her like a slave, make her slog throughout the day by making her do all sorts of work, and made her life miserable by imposing on her his excessive demands and make her submit to his biddings.

Every day he used to threaten her: “You better do this – or else I will do something you won’t like.”

On hearing these ominous words uttered by her fierce looking husband, the terrified submissive wife used to tremble with fear and meekly do whatever work her husband ordered her to do.

One day, totally overcome with fatigue, almost on the verge of collapse, when it became too much for her to bear, the hapless young wife got totally fed up and defiantly, but with tremors of trepidation in her heart, she asked him: “Suppose I don’t do the work you order me to do, tell me, what will you do...?”

Male Chauvinist Macho Man looked self-effacingly at his “docile” wife and said: “If you refuse and don't do the work I order you to do then I will do the work myself...”

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VIKRAM KARVE educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU and The Lawrence School Lovedale, is an Electronics and Communications Engineer by profession, a Human Resource Manager and Trainer by occupation, a Teacher by vocation, a Creative Writer by inclination and a Foodie by passion. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories and creative non-fiction articles in magazines and journals for many years before the advent of blogging. His delicious foodie blogs have been compiled in a book "Appetite for a Stroll". Vikram lives in Pune with his family and pet Doberman girl Sherry, with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts. 
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harshaunni said...

This is what happens when you don't stand up for yourself... if only she had spoken up earlier... The husband here is a weak person, and weak people try to dominate others...just to hide their weakness and to establish themselves as strong in front of others...

Pink the Salon (Tempe, ASU) said...

that was me..
What is normal though??

Janaki Sincro Mulay said...

It's easy to say "this is what happens when you don't stand up for yourself", but only someone who's caught up with a man who's threatening her verbally and looks fierce, will know what it feels like. It takes a lot of time and self growth and confidence to reach a level to fight a situation like this.

Nice story by the way :-)

Vikram Waman Karve said...

@ JSincro - Yes, it is all about self confidence. I loved your blog and am going to be a regular reader.

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