"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.