In the WTF news of the day, The Times of India reports:
In a brazen act of violence, remniscient of the Shri Ram Sene goons in Mangalore, a man kicked and stamped his wife because she was dressed “as a man”.
Adding insult to injury, the police promptly dispatched the battered woman, who suffered the ignominy in full public glare, to her in-laws house, terming it as a “family matter”. No case was filed.
I have three reasons for outrage here.
One, at the dude, who presumably thought he was behaving like a man by beating up a woman.
Two, at the cops, for denying the woman her rights, and treating her as if she was the property of her husband and in-laws. This attitude, by the way, is actually enshrined in some of our laws.
Three, at ToI, which printed “remniscient” instead of “reminiscent”. All hail India’s No. 1 English newspaper.
Elsewhere, women are being warned not to wear noodle straps.
Can’t dress like a man, can’t dress like a woman, what’s a chica to do?