Home Opinions The Congress party reduces women empowerment to a caricature on International Women's Day

The Congress party reduces women empowerment to a caricature on International Women’s Day

The Congress Party has time and again displayed in the past the sheer disconnect with the ground realities of India. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the official twitter handle of the the Congress Party decided to conduct a poll that asked women to state how they planned to celebrate the day. The options were ‘drinking what you love’ (an obvious allusion to alcohol), ‘laughing out loudly’ (an allusion the time when Renuka Chaudhary was mocked for laughing hysterically during Narendra Modi’s speech in the Parliament), ‘late night loitering’ and ‘all of the above’.

One can truly appreciate the depravity of the times we live in when one realizes that equality between the sexes has been interpreted as women consuming alcohol, laughing hysterically on occasions that demand seriousness, with no consideration for proper etiquette, and loitering on the streets. When so many campaigns are run to discourage people from consuming alcohol, the largest opposition party in the country thinks it is appropriate to celebrate women consuming alcohol. Of course, women should have the liberty to consume alcohol should they choose to, however, it is highly reprehensible that a political party thinks consuming alcohol is an integral feature of women empowerment.

The extent to which the priorities of modern feminists are misplaced can be truly gauged by their utter lack of concern for the poor women and the downtrodden for whom mere survival is an ordeal. The housewife, the mother, the ordinary working woman does not consider any of the priorities of the feminists as essential for them. Crores of women have received free LPG connections through the Ujwala Yojana of the NDA government, millions of free electricity connections are being provided to families, criminals are being eliminated at a rapid pace by the Uttar Pradesh government under Yogi Adityanath. So, who has done more for women empowerment? Modern feminists who constantly whine on social media because their feelings have been hurt or these ‘Patriarchal Hindu males’?

- Ad - - article resumes -

The social media cell of the Congress Party insinuates that women will somehow throw the shackles set on them by Patriarchy by consuming alcohol, laughing like maniacs and loitering on the streets. Well, I am not sure about throwing off shackles but they will certainly be harming their liver, considered by everyone around them as an ill-mannered brat and waste a considerable amount of time which could have otherwise been spent in more productive pursuits. And really, women are not banned from consuming alcohol. They can still drink should they choose to. But what exactly is the Congress party trying to achieve by presenting the consumption of alcohol as a noble pursuit? Everyone who drinks alcohol would agree with me when I say that consumption of alcohol is not something to be encouraged, for men or women and that consuming alcohol to celebrate Women’s Day or ‘Fight the Patriarchy’ is stupid at best and an indication of psychological instability at worst.

The official twitter handle of the Karnataka unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party strongly condemned the Congress’ tweet.

Of course, people were not pleased either with the Congress party and let their opinions known on social media.

The Congress Party has become immensely disconnected with the aspirations, ambitions and the concerns of our countrymen. What perhaps makes this poll worse, is that the Congress’ social media pursuits are run by a woman, Divya Spandana. The one credited with the nonexistent “revival of Rahul Gandhi” on Social Media. The one who has been hailed as a symbol of woman empowerment. For her to condone reducing woman empowerment to such caricatural proportions is shameful.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.

Big Story

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is expected to declare its verdict on July 17 in the case relating to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. 

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Proud to be a brand - Made in India?
Now, Advertise on Opindia

Interview: Former RAW officer makes further shocking revelations about Hamid Ansari after alleging that he endangered lives of RAW officers in Iran

In this exclusive interview, Former RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) officer NK Sood makes further revelations about his time in Iran, Hamid Ansari and the vilified scientist Nambi Narayanan

Aspiring model Khushi Parihar murdered over ‘friendship with other men’, live-in partner Ashraf Sheikh arrested

Aspiring model Khushi Parihar was found murdered with her head and face smashed on Saturday morning at Chatarpur farms, around 50 KMs away from the Nagpur city, her live-in partner Ashraf Sheikh has been arrested

Barkha Dutt terms Kapil Sibal a ‘Mallya’ for not paying salaries to Tiranga TV employees while enjoying in London

Barkha Dutt slams Kapil Sibal for sacking employees without due compensation, says the Sibals abused the female staffers

Prime Minister Modi, Hindus are under siege, and now is the right time to speak up

PM Modi will still win elections due to sheer inertia and the pathetic state of the country's opposition but the faith that he commands will take a hit and even if it's among a small section of the support base, it would be a travesty
Tiranga TV boots its employees: Here is why they don't deserve any sympathy

I am a journalist and here is why I have absolutely no sympathy for the ones who joined Tiranga TV

News emerged last night that bouncers had been sent to the offices of Tiranga TV as the employees were holding a silent protest in the premises.

Amit Shah intervenes as Owaisi heckles BJP MP during NIA Amendment Bill discussion, asks AIMIM MP to ‘get in habit of listening’

Union Home Minister Amit Shah today came down heavily on AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi during the discussion on NIA Amendment Bill in the Parliament. The assembly was discussing the bill to strengthen the National Investigation Agency. The opposition, however, was spooked by the amendments and tried to give it...
Karan Thapar tried to impede the construction of the RTR flyover

New RTR flyover finally opens in Delhi: Read how inordinate delays were caused by ‘influential residents’ like Karan Thapar

Prominent journalist Karan Thapar had written a letter to LG opposing the construction of RTR flyover claiming it could become the "matter of life and death"

Court asks Ranchi woman to distribute copies of Quran while granting bail over her Facebook post over Tabrez Ansari’s death

A Ranchi Court granted conditional bail to Richa Bharti who is accused of 'hurting religious sentiments' of Muslim community over a Facebook post. She has been asked to distribute copies of the Quran.

‘Mazrool said he would make me Musalmani’, said the wife molested by Muslim men who thrashed her husband and hurled casteist abuses

Sonkar has alleged that Mazrool and some other men have been pressurising him to shut down the coaching centre.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post