70th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra72300313332465 Tamil Nadu2458613706200 Delhi221329243556 Gujarat17632118941092 Rajasthan92716267201 Uttar Pradesh83615030222 Madhya Pradesh82835003358 West Bengal61682410364 Bihar3945174123 Andhra Pradesh3791241464 Karnataka3408132852 Telangana2891152692 Jammu and Kashmir260194631 Haryana2356105521 Punjab2301200044 Odisha210412459 Assam14862854 Kerala132760811 Uttarakhand9592225 Jharkhand6612965 Chhatisgarh5481211 Tripura4231730 Himachal Pradesh3401186 Chandigarh2972144 Manipur83110 Puducherry79250 Goa73500 Nagaland4300 Meghalaya28121 Arunachal Pradesh2010 Mizoram110 Sikkim100
Nation Current Affairs 07 Apr 2019 Economist slams anti ...

Economist slams anti-women comments

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 7, 2019, 3:52 am IST
Updated Apr 7, 2019, 3:52 am IST
Political narrative patriarchal even now, said Kunhaman.
M. Kunhaman
 M. Kunhaman

Thiruvananthapuram: Prominent economist M. Kunhaman has decried the dominant political narrative that is feudal and patriarchal even now.

“The anti-woman rema-rks made by LDF convener A. Vijayaraghavan against Remya Haridas, Congress candidate in Alathur, and by BJP state president P.S. Sreedharan Pillai against Priyanka Gandhi, AICC general secretary, emphasise the need for democratisation of the polity,” said Kunhaman, professor at the School of Rural Development of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS),  Tuljapur campus, Maharashtra.

 

“Both Remya and Priyanka belong to different social classes. Priyanka is from an influential political family with social privileges, but Remya is a dalit without social privileges. Even Priyanka’s privileges could not  prevent her from being targeted with anti-women  comments,” Kunhaman told this paper over phone.

“The two women were attacked by male leaders using language unfit for political discourse. Even prominent politicians did not exhibit the basic democratic mindset expected of them. Both Vijayaraghavan and Sreedharan Pillai speak such language from a privileged social location,” he said.

The women are much younger to both the leaders, may be of the age of their daughters. This added to the gravity of their attack, he said.

Such language is not limited to the two leaders only. Many male leaders who think they have more privileges than their female counterparts have used such language in the past, Kunhaman said.

The most vulnerable are women who do not have privileges of class and caste for historical reasons. In a democracy, everyone has the freedom for political differences. However, this is not for abusing the opponent, he said.

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT