In a recent instance, Madhya Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel, being a woman herself, has promoted gender discrimination and sexism.
While interacting with students at the Kasturba Girls Hostel in Rajgarh district, Patel said that only education was not enough, but cooking good food was also essential as it will help the girls in forming a good bond with their future mothers-in-law.
She further advised the girls to grow long hair, and not cut them short, as it a matter of pride for girls.
“Betiyon, achha kaam kar rahi ho, padhaai bhi achha kiya hai wo bhi maine dekha, lekin kitchen mat chhorna (Girls, you are doing good. You are doing good in your studies as well, I’ve seen it for myself, but don’t leave the kitchen),” Patel is seen telling the students in an interactive session.
“Jisko daal achhi aati hogi na, wo saans ke saath achha sambandh bana payegi, nahi to pehli daat waha se shuru hogi. Ghar mei ladaai jhagda waha se shuru hoga ki ye to daal achhi banati hi nahi hai (The one who knows how to cook good daal will be able to form good bond with their future mothers-in-law. Otherwise, your scolding will begin. Fights in the house will begin from the fact that she doesn’t even know how to cook good daal),” the former Gujarat Chief Minister added.
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Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel advises school girls in Rajgarh district, "you all are doing well in studies, but don't leave kitchen.If you know to cook tasty Daal, you'll have good bonding with Saas (mother-in-law). @NewIndianXpress pic.twitter.com/igbT1I7uaQ
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