Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:54 PM
JI7 (50,286 posts)
Delhi Gang Rape: Indian Presidentís Son In Trouble After 'Sexist' Comment
there are a lot of other and worse things being said. it's like this past US campaign with the Todd Akins but 100 times that.
the message of course is the girls/women asked for it because of how they look, what they wear etc.
<West Bengal lawmaker Abhijit Mukherjee, son of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, kicked off a political storm in India on Thursday with what critics are calling chauvinistic comments against women who are protesting the recent Delhi gang-rape incident.
"Those who are coming in the name of students in the rallies, sundori, sundori mahila (beautiful women), highly dented and painted, giving interviews in TV and showing off their children, I wonder whether they are students at all," Mukherjee, also an MP from Jangipur seat, told a local television channel. "Whatís basically happening in Delhi is something like pink revolution, which has very little connection with ground realities."
Earlier, speaking from his hometown during Christmas celebrations, he said: ďIt is fashion of a section of the community to hold protest marches just like visiting a discotheque. These sections do not have any connection with the people from the grassroots. They come decked up and painted.Ē
"We were also students. This section doesn't appear and behave like students," Mukherjee added.
Two days later, as his comments drew sharp reactions from different sections of the country, Mukherjee promptly retracted his statement, a leading daily, the Hindustan Times, said.>
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Delhi Gang Rape: Indian Presidentís Son In Trouble After 'Sexist' Comment (Original post)
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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:59 PM
closeupready (23,870 posts)
1. Gee, it would be nice to hear him condemn the rape
of the girl, but no -
The real problem here are those who he considers publicity-hounds and narcissists in the ensuing crowds, exposing themselves to the cameras, even implying they are prostitutes.
Sheez. How low can they go.