Activists hit out at Congress chief Shashi Tharoor on Monday for allegedly “objectifying” ladies after he posted an image with six ladies MPs and a caption that the Lok Sabha is an “enticing place” to work, saying it’s high-time politicians realise that ladies are much more their seems.

Akancha Srivastava, the founding father of Akancha Srivastava Foundation, a non-profit organisation that works in direction of imparting cyber security information, stated there’s a have to cease treating ladies as “objects” and it’s high-time that this mentality goes away.

“We by no means look at males parliamentarians and say what a good-looking gathering, then why do any girl achievers need to be referred to as ladies after which objectified on this method. We want to succeed in gender neutrality, not equality, however neutrality,” she advised PTI.

“His feedback might have been higher worded. He has such good vocabulary, he ought to have put it to raised use,” Srivastava added.

Chhavi Methi, an activist with the the Bharatiya Samajik Jagritik Sanghatan, stated the mentality that ladies will be simply enticing or stunning wants to vary.

“There is so much more to them and other people have to acknowledge that and provides them the respect that they deserve,” she advised PTI.

Reacting sharply, National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma tweeted, “You are demeaning their contribution in parliament and politics by making them an object of attraction. Stop objectifying ladies in Parliament.”

Karuna Nundy, a Supreme Court lawyer, stated, “Incredible that somebody as uncovered to equality discourse as @ShashiTharoor would try to scale back elected political leaders to their seems, and centre himself within the remark as well. This is 2021, people.”

Tharoor on Monday posted a selfie with the ladies MPs on Twitter with a caption that triggered an argument and plenty of netizens accused him of sexism and objectification.

He later apologised for offending “some folks” and stated the “complete selfie factor” was performed at the ladies MPs’ initiative in “nice good humour and it was they who requested me to tweet it in the identical spirit”.

“Who says the Lok Sabha isn’t a pretty place to work? With six of my fellow MPs this morning,” he stated and posted an image of himself with Supriya Sule, Preneet Kaur, Thamizhachi Thangapandian, Mimi Chakraborty, Nusrat Jahan Ruhi and Jyothimani.

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