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#GirlsWhoDrinkBeer: Women on Twitter take Goa CM Manohar Parrikar’s statement down a peg

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement “I have begun to fear now, because even the girls have started drinking beer," didn't go down well with people on social media. Using the hashtag #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer, women are sharing their pictures drinking alcohol to prove a point.

Written by Avantika Chopra | New Delhi | Updated: February 10, 2018 8:00:14 pm
Manohar Parrikar, Girls drinking beer, parrikar's statement on girls, Goa CM, State Youth Parliament, Goa secretariat, Goa alcohol consumption, indian express The hashtag #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer started trending on Twitter soon after Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s comment. (Source: Ash Carter/Wikimedia Commons, Thinkstock)

During the first edition of the State Youth Parliament organised by Legislature Secretariat in Porvorim, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar discussed the “vices” — right from ganja to drugs and watching porn. Narrating many incidents from his student years at IIT-Mumbai, the former defence minister elaborated how drugs are no longer a “new” phenomenon, as in earlier times, he only knew “a small group which was involved in ganja.”

He further said, “I have begun to fear now, because even the girls have started drinking beer. So barrier of that tolerance limit is being crossed… Not all of them. I am not referring to this crowd. I am just referring…” This statement created a lot of buzz and did not go down well with many people on social media. They started criticising the Goa CM for passing the regressive comment.

And, soon the hashtag #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer started trending on Twitter, where many women shared pictures of themselves drinking beer to prove a point. See some photos here.

Clearly displeased with the statement made by the Goa CM, women took to social media to prove a point. Interestingly, some have even posted pictures of them having a drink in Goa itself. Check out some of the tweets trending under the hashtag here.

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