Sexist Remarks

  • Maharashtra Women Commission member blames women for rape January 29, 2014

    Mumbai: In yet another shame for the country, a member of a women's commission panel has blamed women for rape. "Women too are responsible to an extent (for rape). Their clothing and behaviour too play a part. The Delhi gangrape victim could have gone for the 9.00 pm show. Why did...
  • Digvijaya hits back at critics for calling his remarks on Cong MP 'sexist' July 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday hit back at those who are calling his statement on the party leader Meenakshi Natrajan a sexist remark. He took on to Twitter to clarify his statement and even posted Youtube link of his speech. In a tweet, he clarified that he...
  • Arrest warrant against Asaram Bapu for his remark on Delhi braveheart July 11, 2013

    Muzaffarpur (Bihar): A Muzaffarpur court has issued an arrest warrant against the the self-styled godman Asaram Bapu for his alleged sexist remarks on the Delhi braveheart. The warrant was issued after he ignored two summons. Asaram had incited public outcry when he claimed that the gangrape victim could have saved...
  • Sexist remarks: Women invite harassment, says Congress MLA April 24, 2013

    Bhopal: A Congress leader in Madhya Pradesh has landed himself in a controversy by making sexist remarks that women invite trouble by looking at men in a suggestive manner, drawing flak from BJP. "Jab tak mahila tirchi najar se nahi dekhegi, tab tak purush use nahi chedega" (No man will...
  • MP Tribal Minister Vijay Shah quits over 'sexist remarks' April 17, 2013

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Tribal Welfare Minister Vijay Shah, who courted a major controversy over his alleged 'sexist remarks', on Wednesday tendered his resignation. "Shah submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday, which was then forwarded to Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, who accepted it," sources close to...
  • BJP minister in a soup over 'sexist' remarks April 17, 2013

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Tribal and Scheduled Caste Welfare Minister Vijay Shah has courted a major controversy over his alleged 'sexist remarks', leaving ruling BJP red faced even as Congress took to streets demanding his removal. The remarks were made by Shah while addressing a function in tribal-dominated Jhabua district two...
  • Akhilesh sacks UP minister for making sexist remarks April 13, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Khadi and Village Industry Minister Raja Ram Pandey, who triggered a controversy by allegedly promising to get roads in Pratapgarh district constructed like cheeks of actresses Hema Malini and Madhuri Dixit, was on Saturday sacked. "Governor BL Joshi in consultation with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has relieved...
  • Obama apologises to California AG for comment on looks April 6, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has apologised to California Attorney General Kamala Harris for causing a stir when he called her "the best-looking attorney general" at a Democratic fundraiser they attended together this week. A spokesman for Harris said she had a great conversation with Obama and strongly supports him...
  • Protests over Vayalar Ravi's sexist remarks February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: There is outrage in Kerala after Union Minister Vayalar Ravi was caught on video making a personal swipe at a female reporter who wanted his reaction to Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson PJ Kurien's alleged involvement in the Suryanelli gangrape case. Women journalists in Kerala expressed outrage and staged...
  • Cong hits out at U'khand CM for remark against women January 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday slammed Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna for his remarks against women. Bahuguna had said that women should not work after 6.00 pm. Taking on the chief minister, Congress leader Manish Tewari said, "This is the 21st century and both men and women have equal...
  • Smriti Irani files defamation suit against Sanjay Nirupam January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Smriti Irani on Tuesday filed a defamation complaint against Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam at a Delhi court. Nirupam had made derogatory remarks against Irani during a live television debate even as the country witnessed protests against the horrific Delhi gangrape incident. During the debate on...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Sriprakash Jaiswal October 2, 2012

    Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal, under pressure over a sexist remark, has offered a tame apology. ...
  • Amar Singh denies 'sexist' slur against Sonia July 10, 2008

    New Delhi: Hours after some women groups demanded an apology from Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh for 'sexist' remarks against UPA chairperosn Sonia Gandhi, the Samajwadi Party General Secretary denied having made any objectionable comments. "I would never in my wildest imagination try to make any derogatory remarks against...