Saturday, June 6, 2009

Speaker is a crybaby?

The last couple of days have been extremely newsworthy, what with Obama's speech and Prathibha Patil's speech and the threat of terrorist action and all. But some gems stand out even among the hullabaloo, rather are amplified in effect etcetc.

"Asked whether she gets angry and resorts to crying, she said: “No, I do not cry. But, like all other people, I do get angry sometimes.”
(source)

That was the media's classy query to Meira Kumar following her appointment to the post of Speaker. Somehow, I cannot visualize them asking the same question to Somnath Chatterjee or anyone of a similar persuasion in gender.

2 comments:

quirkyindian said...

Hmmmm. Gender stereotyping at its worst.......our progressive media are at it again!

Cheers,

Quirky Indian

asmokescreen said...

Absolutely, Prasanth. Truly glad you blogged about this.

In fact I found Prannoy Roy's insistently questioning her on how she'd manage the Lok Sabha with such a voice extremely distasteful. Surprising for Roy.

They seem to have an opinion on how everybody should do their job. If only they'd take a good, hard look at themselves.