Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Donkeys vs Wives

"A donkey is like a housewife ... In fact, the donkey is a shade better, for while the housewife may sometimes complain and walk off to her parents' home, you'll never catch the donkey being disloyal to his master."

Shocking? Yes? Sexist? Yes. What's more surprising is the source of this quote - a school textbook for 14-year olds in India. That part's getting a lot of press, but the truth is less so. It turns out kids weren't being taught this as fact - it's part of a chapter written by an Indian satirist. The chapter also makes a comparison of donkey's skin to politicians. Always read the byline.
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3 comments:

Monkey Migraine said...

Dear Sir,

It's shocking the way some people demean and mistreat women.

Signed,
The Taliban

Mauricem said...

LOL @ letter.

I don't know which is more ridiculous: That this was written or that so many writers wouldn't bother to research the source.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,

It's shocking the way some people demean and mistreat women.

Signed,
Donald Trump