Coming out of the closet..!
Let the whole world hide their underpants we say, but we have nothing to hide from the world and so with unashamed undaunted unabashed brashness we have evolved a new way to register silent protest in rallies and morchas. We drop our pants and march hand in hand with only brief undie twixt us and the cruel world we protest against..!
Underwear rallies, underwear morchas have become now the new symbol of revolt by trade unions, political parties and other griping groups. With legs that have hardly glimpsed the outside world but now pale skinned and reticent the wearers of these briefs, shout slogan , roar, bellow and bawl at all those who dare clothe themselves and stand in the way of them and their just demands. Suspicious state governments in the country are throwing wary eye at manufacturers of undergarments and wonder whether these industrious business men are behind their products receiving such publicity.
Wives of these illustrious gentlemen who take part in these unique demonstrations are not sure whether to disapprove of loved one revealing what till now only they knew he wore beneath starched cotton pant, or to be proud of startling revelations that too brief a brief reveal. They wonder seeming quietly why they are told not to wear ‘provocative dresses’ but their men wear nothing.
These beloved spouses watch with horror as TV camera catch their loved ones in mass rally or picket line and hope that their lapses with detergent or needle won’t show on idiot box. Look at us, we tell the world. When others in other countries wear black arm bands to register silent protest, we blacken the face of those white collared innocents we protest against. When others in other nations hide their lingerie from roving probing eye, we walk like barbarians backwards baboon style and make ourselves lampoons of derision and mockery.
Isn’t it time we realise that our undergarments like our underbellies are strictly for the closet?Or has our underwear like the gay community started trickling out of the closet?