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  • Advising women to wear 'decent clothes' is nonsensical: Social activist Brinda Adige takes on MP University VC

    Reacting on Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University (MPBOU) VC's advise to women students in NIFT to wear decent clothes, social activist Brinda Adige termed the suggestion as absolutely 'nonsense' and patriarchal. NIFT rents its premises on the campus of Bhoj Open University.

    What did the MPBOU VC say?

    On Sunday, MPBOU VC Tariq Zafar said, "In the name of modern or Western clothes, students can't be allowed to come in clothes which do not look good in classes on the university campus. There are students of Bhoj University as well as Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University on the campus." 

    Views of social activist Brinda Adige:

    • Brinda said, "It is absolutely nonsense coming from the vice chancellor of a university that women should wear decent clothing. Why does he not look at men who do not look at women in a decent manner?"
    •  "Nothing is going to change if he thinks that sexual assaults will reduce and other people will not feel bad because of some kind of dressing that women wear is absolutely wrong because it is his perception and his patriarchal outlook," she added
    • Urging the vice chancellor to teach his male students and professors to look at women with dignity and change perceptions, Adige stated that the directive goes against the system of education and gender parity in a democracy.


    Source: indiatoday.intoday.in

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