Samast virat sanskari people of akhand bharat outraging over a marriage joke I shared in 2009. Eight years. Why? Coming up. In a thread of 22 tweets I explained what kind of low regressive narrow minded people these are, Rahul Eshwar, Shefali Vaidya and their ilks. How they have mastered art of inciting a mob to go ahead and lynch someone. Online, offline. Its happening both places. The following is the set of tweet on this matter. Please read and share.
Friends, let’s take a step back and revisit an English proverb “Why buy a cow when you can get milk for free?” Anybody herd it? It dates back to time immemorial. Not a modern meme. It was used by mothers to caution daughters about certain type of men. The types who look for only sex. Mother tells, “if man get free milk (sex) he won’t buy the cow (marry).” The proverb’s full meaning is mentioned here on The Free Dictionary
Feminists now object to this regressive idea of man woman relationship depicted in the sexist proverb. Feminists point being, woman is not a cow. There is a nice blog by Good Men Project on this topic, where a woman explains why this proverb doesn’t make sense. Feminists sometimes explain things by a joke, reversing the sexism, to make a point. So they made this joke which is in large circulation across web.