7 Times Sin Is 55: Wrath

3 Sep

“Did she hurt you?” Mohan’s mother asked, her worried eyes scanning her son’s face.

He thought back to the early days of his marriage, when his wife’s wild rages had her smashing crockery, ripping the sheets, sending watches, forks and vases his way.

“No, Mother,” he staidly replied, nodding at the memory. “She always missed.”

14 Responses to “7 Times Sin Is 55: Wrath”

  1. D September 3, 2008 at 11:19 am #

    Wrath or humour?

    I love the role reversal – the boy’s mum asking him if he’s alright? And the empowered woman throwing a fit at her husband. Wow!

  2. Orange Jammies September 3, 2008 at 12:30 pm #

    D: I’m curious: why would you consider an act of domestic violence empowerment? Whether it be a man or a woman engaging in it, it’s harmful, right? And oftentimes, men aren’t even socially permitted to show the scars for fear it may deflate their “manhood”.

  3. Gulshan Aunty September 3, 2008 at 5:52 pm #

    Moms are mums after all
    For ’em, sons always stand tall
    But i do agree
    With your retort to D
    Violence is definitely not on the ball.

  4. Orange Jammies September 3, 2008 at 6:26 pm #

    Aunty G: I didn’t mean it as a retort! But yes, I stand by what I said. 🙂

  5. Piper.. September 3, 2008 at 8:42 pm #

    loved it! kinda reminded me of myself :p

  6. Orange Jammies September 3, 2008 at 9:08 pm #

    Piper: Err….okay! 😐 *starts backing away*

  7. Dadoji September 3, 2008 at 11:27 pm #

    And yet, she didn’t miss at all.

  8. D September 4, 2008 at 12:02 am #

    I was expecting that. I was using empowerment as in having power over someone. I definitely don’t think any act of violence should be considered empowerment. Wrong choice of word I guess.

    But come to think of it, how many women would allow themselves to go into a fit of rage considering the stereotypes they have to fit into? And if a woman can do that – not the violence, just the rage – I think she has broken a stereotype.

  9. Thinking Cramps September 4, 2008 at 12:40 am #

    A word: Award. On my blog.

  10. the mad momma September 4, 2008 at 12:58 pm #

    i think all violent people should be locked up in a unisex cell. let them beat the hell out of each other and leave the civilised world to live on in peace.

  11. Orange Jammies September 4, 2008 at 1:59 pm #

    Dadoji: True, true. 😦

    D: Glad you clarified. 🙂 Yes, I believe the term ’empowerment’ was inappropriate in this particular context. As for raging women, while tears are certainly a more socially acceptable option than rage, it’s not that uncommon at all. Hell, they’re even deified as goddesses!

    Thinking Cramps: Headed right over. 🙂

    MM: 😆 There goes half our country.

  12. rajni September 4, 2008 at 2:49 pm #

    Did she miss because of bad aim or did she do it deliberately?

  13. D September 4, 2008 at 4:50 pm #

    Btw, lovely header!

  14. Orange Jammies September 4, 2008 at 5:00 pm #

    Rajni: If her aim was anything like mine, she certainly missed.

    D: Isn’t it? 🙂 The Boy’s doing.

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