There's three members in this exclusive club so far

Karnataka now has three members in its currently exclusive Society for Sexist Gentlemen
Blog Friday, November 13, 2015 - 12:00

On Thursday, Home Minister G Parameshwara gave the first indications of his potential as serious competition to his predecessor KJ George. In between, Leader of the Opposition KS Eashwarappa tried to butt in and made a name for himself. But now, it’s 2:1 to Congress. (Janata Dal (Secular) is playing a different game altogether.)

Speaking to the media on the case of a woman allegedly raped by two security guards in Bengaluru’s iconic Cubbon Park, Parameshwara wanted to know that most important of all questions: What was she doing there.

(Let’s observe a two-minute silence for the police all over the country. Their efforts in collecting data on sexual assault have been lost on politicians yet again.)

Parameshwara’s said: “Why does she want to play tennis at 9.30 (in the night)?”

See, we understand that male elected representatives would like to reserve the exclusive right to make stupid remarks, by deferring women’s reservation as long as possible. We get that. Totally.

But there are few questions we have, and we’ll ask them as members of the public until we can make it to the well of the house.

  1. Why is it that some men in this country think it’s ok to go sexually assault women they know? It could be their cousins, neighbours, acquaintances, wives. Don’t forget the wives. A smaller number of men think it’s ok to rape women or girls who are unknown to them. See, some scary feminist group which did not burn bras didn’t come up with these ideas. It’s the NRCB, which painstakingly puts together information from the state police.
  2. Why do some men think it is ok to flash their genitals at women? Now it’s happening online as well. It’s called sending dick pics. FYI. (And while you’re trying to figure out what that is, do something about both your unused official Twitter accounts.)
  3. Why do some men think it is ok to beat the crap out of their wives. An it’s not exclusive to poor, “backward” people. A lot of rich men beat the crap out of their wives too.
  4. Why do some men think that women’s faces are below their necks? Even men who are taller than the women they are talking to, often talk to our boobs.
  5. Next time a rape happens, and it will, what will you say? Are you secretly attending a crash course on 'how to blame every other factor but the man'?
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