[P.S: This article is not designed for short-tempered/narrow minded girls, so if you are one of these characters, please don't go through it]
If we open the pages of history & mythology, we can well visualize the fact that, we the Indians have been spending our lives in male dominant societies. Although the degree of male dominance is gradually decreasing, we can't frankly declare that our society is a neutral one. But if we try to take a serious glimpse into the virtual world, we can realize a completely different pattern of dominance.
It is surprising to note that, the sex ratio in social networks is tilted more in favour towards females but in real world in India, we have a different picture. According to a study, 69 % of females use social networking sites & among all the users, 58 % are females!! But we always had an impression that males outnumber the number of hours they spend in Social networks than their female counterparts. Now some of geeks will point a mistake in me by saying that the above data is not exclusively from India. I would appreciate their comment but even if I reduce 7-8% from the above numbers (69 & 58), they would still stamp on the fact that females are more dominant in social networking sites.
Besides the quantity issue, the females also dominate males on the issue of quality. If you consider the 'No of LIKEs' & 'No of comments' in Face book as a symbol of dominance, then you'll realize that females are 'Mammoths' & males are just 'Moths'. Even if an average looking girls gives an update '' I am happy today'', you'll witness millions of 'congrats/ what/How' in the comment section. But if a boy gives the same update, there would be only 4-5 leg-pulling comments!! A simple 'Good Morning' update from an average girl gets so much attention from others that would even make Katrina Kaif envious. If updates can create such situation, it is easy to imagine what pictures would do. When a girl posts one of her good looking pictures after short listing millions of bad ones, it creates euphoria among boys. There comes shower of terms like 'Looking cute'/ Cho Chweet/ Amazing'. Within a fraction of time, the picture gets more ornaments in the form of 80-90 likes & endless comments using all the sweet adjectives available in the galaxy. Such ATTENTION is always a source of pride for psychiatrists who love to treat ADHD.
Now what is the biggest reason for this paradox? In real world, it is hard to be a hypocrite for a long duration. But in social networking sites, almost all of us are hypocrites until proved otherwise. All seems to be loyal/cool/stylish in social networks, while in real life 'you are what you are' in most of the times. A 'Rakhi Sawant' is always 'Rakhi Sawant' in real life, but in Face book/twitter, she can create an illusion of being an 'Aishwarya Rai'... Another reason for this dominance is female-seeking behaviour of males. I wouldn't type much about that because it is universal.
[PS: This blog was not intended to complain that females are getting more attention in social networks, rather it is to make others realize that, the male-female status can be equalized only if we can be perfect in our real life as we are in our social networks]
# if you are girl & you don't like this blog, please go through the parenthesized part on the top ;)