Women are weak, women are fragile, women are fools, women belong to the kitchen, women shall be raped, women shall live in subjugation, women are stupid, it is okay to rape women.. And what not!!!! These are some of the very common generalizations women face. Why do people forget that they are nurtured in the womb of a women for nine months and nursed by a women. Misogyny is so common that it is widespread across the globe.

Women are sick and tired of listening to the same bashing again and again. But of course there are women who are battling the stupidity of misogyny with their wits. Here’s a toast to those women from different parts of the world who twisted the neck of misogynists with their tongue.

USA

Alexandria OcasioCortez’s speech must be remembered as one of the most important feminist speech in a generation. Take a look.

Australia

Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech was voted most unforgettable Australian TV moment. She delivered this speech in reaction to sexism from opposition leader Tony Abbott. Do not forget to take a bow.

Europe

Iratxe García Pérez, a Spanish politician’s response to the misogynistic comments of Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke is laudable.

“And of course women must earn less than men. They are weaker, they are smaller, they are less intelligent and they must earn less… that’s all,” he said.

Listen to what she had to say to this man.

India

MP, Azam Khan, made objectionable remarks against MP, Rama Devi, who was presiding over the house. Women members in Lok Sabha spoke in one voice condemning the sexiest remarks and demanded that he apologise or else he should be suspended from the House.

Italy

Alessandra Maiorino, member of the Italian Senate of the Republic was asked to “go back to the kitchen”. Listen to her reply.

France

Laurence Rossignol a French politician was referred to as “nana”, “chick”.


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