If Krishna could go play around with his gopiyan and still be eternally faithful to Radha, why were there never any stories of Radha being able to do the same thing? Why is it that Radha is always depicted as ever faithful and never jealous or assuming or selfish? Why is it always the woman who has to be civil and understanding? Is that to show characteristics have been gendered since forever? Or is it a product of recent (within the last few hundred years) patriarchal ideals and colonialization of Hinduism? Will we ever know the answer to these questions? Do we even need to know?
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- anupairofshoes said: i have literally always thought the same thing. have you ever watched sita sings the blues? it’s about the same sort of thing. thinking about this sort of thing makes me look at “radha kaise na jale” (lagaan) differently regardless of it’s cuteness..