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People pour in support for ‘Aunty National’ Smriti Irani’s viral post saying ‘why zip it?’

PS: We believe, she won the Internet with her "Aunty National" sign off!

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 16, 2016 5:07 pm
Karimganj: Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smriti Irani addresses an election campaign rally in support of BJP candidates in Karimganj on Wednesday. PTI Photo (PTI3_30_2016_000116A) Smriti Irani asks “Why zip it?” in a viral Facebook post

On June 15, HRD Minister Smriti Zubin Irani shared a hard-hitting post on Facebook that has resonated with many. The post was made after the minister had a Twitter spat with Bihar Congress president Ashok Choudhary for addressing her as “dear”. Irani clearly didn’t appreciate his usage of the word, to which she responded fiercely.

In her long message, she talks about how women are told to not raise their voice even if they feel uncomfortable in a situation. “…many girls who would walk to school / college and back home every day, go to the bazaar to get groceries and adequate sabzi in a given budget, would often be told if accosted by a boy or a bunch of them, don’t look up and keep walking straight. Don’t respond or retort no matter how humiliated you feel. But there would be those rebellious kinds (yours truly included), who would question why? Why not respond? Why zip it? The standard answer such a question begets is ‘It is not worth it. Nuksaan tumhara hoga , ladke ka kuch nahi bigadega’,” she wrote, adding how working women have to constantly face hurdles in a competitive environment just because of their gender.

Her post has gone viral with over 3,000 shares and nearly 7,000 likes in less than 24 hours. Surprisingly, most of the commenters on the post were men who have outshone women in reacting to the post.

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PS: We believe, she won the Internet with her “Aunty National” sign off!

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    Am A
    Jun 16, 2016 at 12:26 pm
    This woman is really amazing... I'll give that!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;She can't accept that she is wrong... so what you do... rake up some emotional connect of your past, give it a feminist twist and cover-up her wrong-doing! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;She did the same with the RS draambaazi, and now she is here doing the same!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Excellent actor... I'll give that!!!!
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      Francis
      Jun 16, 2016 at 11:52 am
      Smriti: Why zip it?lt;br/gt;Unknown: Coz you'll suck it‼
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      1. Deepankar Gupta
        Jun 16, 2016 at 11:42 am
        Now, onwards we shall refer any lady other than wife and mother as "Behan"
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          Aadhi
          Jun 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm
          One thing every woman should learn from Smriti Irani is, whenever you get yourself embarred with your big mouth, just play victim of male chauvinism even if you cannot connect any logic...
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            bobby
            Jun 16, 2016 at 12:45 pm
            Madam did not know that it was a regular business salutation. That is the root cause of her feeling offended. After all what is normal and what is offensive is a matter of perception. But perception may differ person to person. That is where formal way of interaction helps. But what to do when one does not know what is formal, is offended by formal greetings also? And add rebellious streak to that lack of knowledge, then you have Smriti Irani.
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