Congress MP and president’s son Abhijit Mukherjee on the recent Delhi protests: "dented-painted women protesters in Delhi went to discotheques and then turned up at India Gate to express outrage.’’
Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam to BJP MP Smriti Irani: It's only four days of your entry into politics and you have become a political analyst. Aap toh TV pe thumke lagati thi, aaj chunavi vishleshak ban gayi (you were shaking your hips on Tv, and now you have become a psephologist).’’
Narendra Modi during an election rally in Himachal Pradesh made this remark about Sunanda Pushkar wife of Congress' Shashi Tharoor’: “Wah kya girlfriend hai. “Have you ever seen a Rs 50-crore girlfriend?”
Mulayam Singh Yadav addressing a public rally in Barabanki, `“Only women from the affluent classes can get ahead in life, but remember you rural women will never get a chance because you are not that attractive.’’
Muqtar Abbas Naqvi, BJP leader soon after the 26/11 attacks, "Some women wearing lipstick and powder have taken to the streets in Mumbai and are abusing politicians democracy. This is what terrorists are doing in Kashmir.’’
Congress leader Digvijay Singh had tweeted that Arvind Kejriwal is like Rakhi Sawant. They both try and expose but with no substance.
Raj Thackeray on Jaya Bachchan after she asked Maharashtrians to excuse her for speaking in Hindi "Guddi buddhi zhali pan akal aali nahi." (Guddi has grown old but has not attained wisdom with age).
Sriprakash Jaiswal: union coal minister after India's win over Pakistan in T20 championship, "“As time passes, the joy of the victory fades, just like a wife becomes old and loses her charm.
Sushil Kumar Shinde: During a debate on ethnic violence in Assam in the Rajya Sabha, told SP MP, Jaya Bachchan, "Listen carefully sister, this is a serious matter. This is not a filmy subject."
JDU leader Sharad Yadav opposing the Women’s Bill, said that the bill would only benefit the well-off in the cities, describing well-off women as, ‘‘par kati auratein’ (women with short hair)
Many if these quotes are taken out of context. On women reservation bill Mulayam and Sharad Yadav was pointing out disadvanges suffered by lower class women against the upper class counterpart. It cannot be said sexist. Old brahmanical diversion tactics..
Absolute nonsense above. By no stretch Modi, shinde remarks are sexist. Unless you believe that people should all adopt the same politically correct bleeding heart left liberal way of talking . Exposing the corruption of the feudal elite tharoor spouses is not sexist remarks. And telling that so only shows a fascist mindset.
And the remarks by Diggy baba and raj thakeray also are not really sexist, they are more directed at an individual.
BTW recently DMK leader Kanimozhi said that if Jayalalitha is made PM, entire India will engulf in darkness. Should we consider that as a sexist remark, meant to say that making a woman as PM will put india in dark?
Only Jaiswal, Nirupam and Mukherjee's talk can be considered sexist. And maybe Sharad Yadav - but why dont you also post when they made the remarks? A lot of learning has happend in last many years and awareness of irresponsible talk (like sharad yadav) has come only in recent years and we cannot keep pointing fingers on stupid remarks made long back, unless they resulted in large scale deaths (like Rajiv's big tree falling earth shakes remark)
The disproportionate hyperbole on these statements reflects the hyprocrisy and vanity of the nation. We Indians make up for our lack of long-term vision and objectives by quibbling over pebbles that pinch us on the way.
One of the best comments-which will be branded sexist today-was told by Bush41. When asked why US has had no woman as President, he replied that the law requires a President to be above 40. Since no women will admit she is above 40, it is not possible to have a woman as President.
I did not find Mukherjee's, Modi's, Digvijay's and Shinde's comment sexist.
And Digvijay Singh's comment was top class. A superb one liner.
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