#DespiteBeingAWoman, I am Writing This Post
- IWB Post
- June 9, 2015
Well, apparently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sexist comment “Despite Being a Woman” has caused a surge of opinionated tweets on twitter.
On Day-2 of his visit to Bangladesh, the Prime Minister goofed up big-time! In an attempt to what seemed as praising Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, NaMo ended up doing just the opposite.
“We know solution for everything, but not terrorism. I am happy that Bangladesh Prime Minister, despite being a woman, has declared zero tolerance for terrorism,” the Prime Minister said in his hour-long address to Dhaka University on June 7, 2015.
What exactly were you trying to imply, Sir?
— Arpita Das (@yodakinthestore) June 8, 2015
Err, pardon me, but I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of..
— indianhistorypics (@IndiaHistorypic) June 8, 2015
It appears PM in Bangladesh has had amnesia about a heroine the Hindutva brigade otherwise is fond of. Rani Lakshmi Bai. #DespiteBeingAWoman
— कनिका गहलौत (@kanikagahlaut) June 8, 2015
For those of us who are still in the grey area about the Prime Minister’s comment…
— Mihir Sharma (@mihirssharma) June 8, 2015
PM Modi’s controversial comment is giving rise to quite a range of reactions. While some are blatantly displaying mockery…
— Charlotte Ashlock (@CrazyIdealist) June 9, 2015
You guys are not going to believe this. #DespiteBeingAWoman I just sent an email.
— Erin Foster (@efosta) June 8, 2015
— Bhaavna Arora (@BhaavnaArora) June 9, 2015
— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) June 8, 2015
…others are feverishly supporting their dear Prime Minister.
— Shivangi Muttoo (@shivangimuttoo) June 8, 2015
FYI Narendra Modi deposited 18710 gifts worth 19 crores towards girl child education #DespiteBeingAWoman These journo never did anything
— Rishi Bagree (@rishibagree) June 8, 2015
This guy took it to a whole new direction:
— aMAYZing (@SatanzMantra) June 9, 2015
This one here is my personal favorite. Clever humor! *Grinning*
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) June 8, 2015
Being a woman, it is frustrating to hear things like this, even more so, when coming from the PRIME Minister of the nation we live in. Yes, this is chauvinistic, sexist, unfair, and 10,000 other things! But I think the real problem is embedded deep inside the thick skulls of men who still believe that women are weak. Period.
Mister Prime Minister? Hello? Are you listening?
Tell us your take on this controversy, #DespiteBeingAWoman!