Sunday, October 9, 2016

5 Reasons Why I'd Want My Girls Watching Miss Congeniality

Released in 2000, Miss Congeniality and Miss Congeniality 2 in 2005, were quite the hit in India as well. Starring Sandra Bullock, the Miss Congeniality series was about an FBI agent having to be gorgeous and beautiful. While, prima facie, this movie seems to be something that conforms to the stereotypes enforced on women by society. In reality, it is far from it. Which is why I'd want my daughter or niece or little sister watching these two movies.

Being Tough is Cool | Bonafide Urban Chick
1. Being Tough is Cool: Be what you are, if you are a girlie girl, then good, but if you are a toughie, then be proud of it. Because who you are will be who you are. Nonetheless, there is a little bit of ass kicking that every girl should manage! Learn some self-defense, so that you don't need a knight in shining armour. Because, girl, it is time the princess learns to save herself! Which brings us to the next point!

Looks are Important But Not Essential | Bonafide Urban Chick
2. Looks are Important But Not Essential: A little bit of expert work, and effort can make anyone look attractive. But what defines you is what dwells in your mind and heart. You're skills, your abilities and what you do for society is what defines you!

Girl Time is Important | Bonafide Urban Chick
3. Girl Time is Important: While it is important to work hard, focus on your studies and focus on your career, some pizza and dancing with your girls is something that helps open your heart and mind. It liberates you, makes you realize (if  you have forgotten) that you truly are amazing and a "total queen"!

Food is Good | Bonafide Urban Chick
4. Food is Good: Yes, being thin and having a sexy figure is important. I mean, we would all want to fit in the model size clothes, right? But, food is good girls! Eat well, eat right and eat what you love! And if you love the butters, creams and cakes, then also add exercise to your regimen! Simple!

Sometimes the Best Partner in Life is a Friend | Bonafide Urban Chick
5. Sometimes the Best Partner in Life is a Friend: Love is overrated darling. Yes, it is lovely to have someone to love you, pamper you and care for you. But who the heck said that it has to be a man? If you get a man to do this without compromising on your identity, then great. Otherwise that amazing friend who is always there for you, is a good partner too! Love is love because it simple is... love doesn't demand change!

Look sweetheart... you are amazing, and Grace Hart is like you, in some way or another. Love yourself, be yourself and have the guts to stand up for yourself! Through all that, I am with you!