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.
Unemployment is getting worse day by day, Girls are being killed due to dowry, Girls are being raped,but a CM(of Goa) fear from #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer
— Minnat Ali (@Minnatali10) February 10, 2018
— Geekology 🔁 (@academic_dud) February 10, 2018
Dear Ex-Defence Minister,
Please don’t be scared of #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer, be scared of girls who become suicide-bombers, terrorists who enter our army camps and the toddlers who get raped.
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) February 10, 2018
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.
— Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (@mat_jane_de_yar) February 10, 2018
— Saniya Sayed (@Ssaniya25) February 10, 2018
To Sir, With Love.
Cheers from Goa, Mr Parrikar! #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer
C’mon good ladies, let’s make this weekend worth it. Use the hashtag and share your beer 🍻 pics on my timeline.
The one with the best pic, your beer is on me. pic.twitter.com/6AX3jejIIV
— Nishtha Gautam (@TedhiLakeer) February 10, 2018
At an Indian Wedding Party
Uncle (host) to the girlfriends of his daughter (whose wedding it is) – “Beta, kya lengi aaplog?” (Pointing to the bar)
— Shuchi Prasad (@prasad_shuchi) February 10, 2018
— Veena Venugopal (@veenavenugopal) February 10, 2018
— Sonia Jain (@jainsonia6) February 10, 2018
— Lola Kuttiamma (@Priya_Menon) February 10, 2018
— Shalini Nair (@ShaliniNair68) February 10, 2018
— Shikha (@TheCommanist) February 10, 2018
— Arushi (@Unvakeeling) February 10, 2018
— Vivek Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) February 10, 2018
— SSM (@SwatySMalik) February 10, 2018
— rach_aha (@rach_aha) February 10, 2018
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