Fire was ahead of its time; taking on controversial topics like lesbianism, and feminism in equally controversial contexts of (a narrowly defined) religious and sexual setting. It brushes aside censorship rules about lip to lip kissing and nudity. What I found most refreshing was how vividly it contrasts with other movies of its times in portraying women. I am quite disgusted by the spinelessness that women characters were given during that time. Anything a man did was acceptible, even physical violence, because he was the husband. A woman had no right to expect or ask for more than what he was willing to give. She would quiety cry but never speak out. This was portrayed as the qualities of a good wife! The namesakes of two goddesses/mythical women are shown as strong enough to leave their unsatisfactory, loveless marriages for something they believe and commit to.
Both these words suggest fragility and soft innocence. Perhaps when the ‘lady feels demure and shy’ this would be an appropriate personal endearment.
But how is it used? ‘Hey dude! Check out that chick! Is she hot or what…’
That’s nice. Full of respect, isn’t it.
This usage reduces a woman from an individual to her appearance.
Yes I have a problem with the fact that women themselves, that too, those specialised in science where questioning is the core of its method, practice, justify and propagate (perhaps without realising it) inequality, and social rules that have no more reason or role than to suppress women from reaching their potentials.