Amitabh Bachchan, who teamed up with producer Ambika Hinduja and director Leena Yadav for Teen Patti, says he doesn't mind working under women as they are more capable than men.The last two sentences so clearly contradict each other that you're left scratching your head. But think about it - it's a brilliant statement, if only for the fact that it exposes the lie inherent when people say 'men and women are just different, but equal' (like they said a hundred years ago 'black and white children are separate, but equal'). How can women be the same as men and also more efficient - unless Amitabh was elaborating on his first statement using the second?
Asked if there was any difference in working with an all women team, he said: "There was no difference at all... Women are more efficient than men."
Different = inferior. It is codified in the way we think, we express ourselves. When we see someone 'different', we internally categorize them as inferior (why else would Sandra Oh be considered ugly?). The word 'different' is a polite way of saying 'eww' about a person or a thing, much as 'interesting' is a polite way of saying 'the experience sucked'.
So the next time someone says 'oh, men and women are just different', you know they mean to say one is inferior to the other.