Friday, July 22, 2011

The Best Television Proposals, Ever.

I'm clearly not a romantic. I'm not over-the-top cheesy or a love addict. I'm just a normal girl, looking for someone I'm comfortable to spend the rest of my life with, rather than the spontaneous, mad romance. When I watch movies, I don't giggle, or blush or cry. When I see marriage proposals, I don't wish it were me, most of the times... but at the end of the day I am a girl. While I don't get excited at the thought of a man whisking a woman away to a foreign country, buying her tons of jewellery or screaming of his love to the world, I find something comforting and beautiful in some marriage proposals. The thought of spending your life with one person, one partner that you are comfortable with, who you find beautiful even when he's old, wrinkly, cranky and annoying... that enchants me... I like the thought of having the same warm shoulder of someone I love for the rest of my life. I'm not one for whirlwind romances, I'm a person who believes in friendship and comfort more than anything else.

Today I have put together some of my favourite movie marriage proposals.(Guys, pay attention!)
 My top 10, of the most beautiful words ever said to a woman, in an equally beautiful situations... these scene's might not have got me all teary but they sure did give me goosebumps.

10) Sweet Home Alabama

Ok, Firstly, Who doesn't want to be proposed to like that? "Pick One" would be a winner for any woman, but theres something really sweet and comforting in the way he proposes,  Its romantic, and theres even a hint of humour, something I love in a man! Dempsey sure knows how to work this proposal, without too many words! They might not have lasted, but I'm sure he sincerely believed it would

9) The Wedding Singer

We all know Sandler to be usually the goofy type, but he sure does surprise me with this proposal. I love the thought of a man singing his wedding proposal to me, even if it is on an aircraft! The lyrics to the song are exceptionally sweet ...

I wanna make you smile whenever you're sad 
Carry you around when your arthritis is bad 
Oh all I wanna do is grow old with you 

I'll get your medicine when your tummy aches 
Build you a fire if the furnace breaks 
Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you 

                  I don't think I could ask for anything to be said that is more beautiful that the lyrics of this song if someone were to sing for me..

8) License To Wed

"I just want to know if you would spend the rest of your life with me...."
                        "Benjamin Murphy, I would marry you tomorrow in a potato sack dress, in the middle of a rainstorm, if it meant I could spend the rest of my life with you"

..... Enough Said.

7) Walk the Line

A lot of movies have romantic proposals, but what makes this one stand out is that they were never as real as this. Johnny and June did exist, this really did happen and sometimes when I watch this on a bad day, It suddenly makes me feel better

6) Serendipity

Now this is what I call special. The candles, the effort, the way the ring was presented to her, all the boxes! Simple, but really cute!

5) A Walk To Remember

Anyone who has watched this movie will understand why I have picked it as my number 5... Its not the words he said, but the manner in which he proposes, the story behind it all... the way he treats her, you just know if she lived long enough he'd spend his entire lifetime with her and with the world going the way it is now, that seems to be the biggest accomplishment.

4) Thumbelina

We all remember those days when we believed fairytales came true... this one proposal might not be real but it is cute in all the possible ways. I love it, it makes me happy... thats why I've put it at number 4, because if it makes me happy , then thats one proposal I could to be successful!

3) Grey's Anatomy

'You say you're all dark and twisty. It's not a flaw, it's a strength. It makes you who you are. I'm not gonna get down one knee, I'm not gonna ask a question. I love you, Meredith Grey, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you.' 

For a man who can accept you for who you are, make a difference in your life, find you special no matter how weird you think you are, now that's what I ask for. Someone who wants to spend their life with me, no matter how ugly I look at 4 am, no matter how silly I behave, no matter how lame my jokes are and no matter how cranky I can be... if he gets there and tells me he still loves me and wants to spend the rest of their life with me, why in the world would I say no?

2) He's Just Not That Into You - Watch here

I wasn't a big fan of the movie, but I do like Jennifer Aniston and I liked Ben Affleck after this movie ... till date I can't explain what made me like this proposal so much. Maybe it was the sincerity in which Ben Affleck proposes, I find it genuine, honest and heart warming.

and finally..

 1) F.R.I.E.N.D.S

How this not be my number one! This has to be the most memorable proposal in my head... I've never forgotten this... it's perfect. It makes me nostalgic for the days I used to sit around and wait for a new episode of friends to play on the television. Chandler and Monica, to me, were the perfect couple, in all their imperfections...

"I thought that it mattered, what I said or where I said. Then I realised the only thing that matters is that you make me happier than I ever thought I could be & If you let me, I will spend the rest of my life trying to make you feel the same way"

 Watching this, was the first time I realised, a guy proposing could be a good thing, I remember my heart skipping a beat, I remember thinking, Wow... I'd never felt that way before, and at that point I was just a kid... years later this proposal still gives me goosebumps. I love it and I know in all the years to come, I will never forget this one episode...

...So, what is YOUR favourite television proposal? 

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Prostitution ...The Only World She Knows

They say prostitution is a matter of choice, they say it’s not hard to say no, but tell that to the woman who was forced into it by her parents, tell that to the child who was abandoned and needed food to eat, tell that to the young girl that nobody loved and they’d ask you where did the matter of choice really come in? People should turn away from the blind notion that there are two types of prostitution, voluntary and involuntary.
Despite chauvinistic belief spurred by male ignorance, women do not want to be treated like objects, they do not wanted to be sold, used, controlled or degraded. What human being doesn’t want love, respect and dignity? Is it really possible to divorce oneself from their body and to feel nothing at all? The choice here is between running into a brick wall or equally hard place...
Yes, woman have a right to do what they want with their bodies, we live in a generation where male domination is almost diminished, so why would a woman want the privilege of being in control of their physical self, just to throw it away in the name of money?
There are woman within societies who convince themselves that prostitution is a matter of choice. They believe that they have made the decision to sell their bodies, maybe so they feel themselves to be in control of some aspect of their lives. It is their decision how to go about their lives, and we are no one to call them criminals. Legalizing prostitution might be something men might be overjoyed about, but for women, it is about being treated with respect, being given the benefits of a working class girl and not cast in the same category as a felon.
A lot of women are driven into prostitution by poverty; a lot of parents are to be blamed for poor parenting. If it were possible for a girl or woman to live a comfortable, secure life, be loved and independent, would she really turn to prostitution? Instead of chasing after women linked to the profession, the people in charge need to go after men who prowl the streets, looking for women to abuse and rape, they need to corner parents who lead their children into such situations, be it through child abuse or neglect. Pimps who force woman into prostitution by beating them and threatening them should be sentenced for life, instead of the innocent women led on by such men.
Prostitution is too ugly a world for a beautiful woman to want to be in, it is a daily series of force, beating, threats and abuse. No 14 year old girl decides to be a prostitute of her own will, they see no other option. She won’t walk on the roads and lay down a price for herself, she is coerced by others. She is promised security, stability, attention and maybe even love. She is a victim not a criminal.

Stop convincing yourself that prostitution is a choice. Prostitution for some is inevitable, Ignorance is a CHOICE.

There's No Choice Involved.

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