Just when we thought we were finally doing better in our fight against objectifying women, we woke up to see this in the newspaper:
The lead story on Hindustan Times HT City edition reads, ” Naya Maal award goes to.”
What’s even more disturbing is that DU students are fighting to win this supposed title in the HT City-Fever 104 FM Campus Ka Mahayudh event. The event has other prestigious awards that students are vying to win.
Like this one :
What are we teaching our students here, HT? That it is okay to call women maal and patola on a national publication?
At a time when we are striving to spread awareness against objectifying women, these shameful headlines and this derogatory contest just takes the movement a step back.
Update : After the headline started trending, HT issued a general apology on Twitter:
HTCity offers sincere apologies for an inappropriate headline on today’s campus pg. We hold women in highest regard & will continue to do so— HT City (@htcity) July 23, 2015