Patriarchy and misogyny go together
What tragedy for us that this evil must become a part of the heritage, the curse we hand over.
When Rahul Gandhi asked why there were no women in shorts in RSS, the parent organisation of his arch-rival political party BJP, he intended to hit RSS painting the organisation as anti-woman. Little did his support staff realised that in the process the Congress leader also exhibited how women are viewed by Indian politicians. Coming from a half foreigner, son, and perhaps qualified enough to hold passports of some European country, if Rahul Gandhi could use an effective dehati (rustic) narrative, what would we expect from not so elite a politician? Evidently, his image managers thought that would be the correct way to attract the audience and also media to the fact that RSS does not have women in its fold. Even if it means disrespecting women.