Op-Ed in The Hindu subtly links Sexual Crimes to Swami Vivekananda

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  1. LurkerBaba

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    This has generated a shitstorm in social media

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    Sexual crimes derive from social attitudes and no serious effort at lessening their occurrence can ever depend upon cosmetic measures such as greater policing and calls for the death penalty. This is not to deny either the legitimacy of the anger over the terrible event that led to the recent rape and death of a young woman, or that the Indian justice system frequently subjects rape victims to as much trauma as the original act itself. Rather, that there is more urgent need than ever to think about the cultures of masculinity in India
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    Colonialism did not, of course, invent Indian masculinities, but it did help to cement and highlight certain regressive tendencies within it. Swami Vivekananda’s masculine photographic-pose was only one aspect of the cult of masculinity encouraged and tolerated by nationalism.



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    Swami Vivekananda’s masculine photographic-pose is revealing of how Indian nationalism encouraged a deeply masculine notion of modernity



    It is important for women and men to protest against the crime of rape. But, it is just as important to ask why such a large number of women have taken to celebrating the Karva-Chauth festival
    , and, why there has been no significant public examination of such rituals of male-worship.

    The Hindu : Opinion / Op-Ed : Taking the aggression out of masculinity
     
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    Poppycock of an argument and point.
     
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    Okay some folks are quite angry

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    Marxist-Sociologist Nutjob Wanks off on the Pages of the Madras Marxist Rag : Centre Right India
     
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    I am a regular Hindu reader but I too think they are increasing shifting to the left. Sadly, all the civil service aspirants read it which is bound to get reflected in most policies.
     
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    @mediacrooks has been taking @thehindu to the cleaners:

    Instead Vivekananda Hindu could have used this masculine pic of Nehru.

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    Dear @karanThaparShow @ibnlive Acc to @TheHindu @svaradarajan .. This pose of yours is too "Masculine" & cud lead to..

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    For rapes in SouthAfrica? Okay.. so this Mandela pose to blame? #JustAsking @TheHindu @Svaradarajan

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    There were few more pics, but I could not find it...:laugh:
     
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    US citizen S Vardarajan is taking 'The Hindu' down the drain.

    How about this Pic

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    Is this also responsible for Rape?.
     
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    Now they have taken down Swami Vivekananda and instead started ranting against Karva Chauth.

    Do they have the guts to question the masculinity in Islam that allows a man to have four wives but orders a woman to be stones to death for adultery (polyandry).
     
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    You do not need to question the secularism on this matter. The redundant logic applied in this article is itself laughable.
     
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    Wtfudge! So now people have issues with men posing in a masculine :sly: :facepalm:

    Sent from my GT-N7000
     
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    This is more relevant he used to sleep naked with young girls. Anyway I don't understand why any sh!t is linked to Hinduism.
     
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    The author is a jholawala scoundrel, isn't it? :notsure:
     
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    Vivekananda was a Brahmachary for life.

    His teacher, Ramakrishna was also Brahmachary for life. He was married, but the marriage was never consummated.

    :facepalm:
     
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    :facepalm:

    I always thought the symbol of Indian nationalism was this

    Some lefties are sure good at picking and choosing what fits their line of thinking :rolleyes:

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    Also we need a double facepalm icon, just for topics like this.
     
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    what more is surprising is such praise that was showered on that moron on comments section!!! however, as i know the commies, there is good possibility those "good" comments are made by his loyal followers, as most commie "thinkers" has a posse of equally perverted followers.
     
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    rather effeminate a pose?

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    Masculine pose?
     
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    Hindu rarely if ever publishes comments opposed to its distorted world view. On topic, from last para of Center Right article, seems to inordinately obsessed with sexuality (link to author's CV - http://www.iegindia.org/sanjaycv.pdf )-


    Oh! There’s a reason I mentioned semen in the beginning. This selfsame Sanjay Srivastava’s CV is a torrent of academic pornography. Here’s the complete list of his books and research papers. One essay is entitled “Introduction: Semen, History, Desire, and Theory.” I kid you not. Another is worse: Semen Anxiety. Pardon my English but what the ---- is a Semen Anxiety? Wait! We know what it is: Semen Anxiety is the Hindu piece he wrote. Semen Anxiety is the textual spilling of Sanjay Srivastava’s perpetual, existential anxiety, the kind of anxiety that makes him take matters into his own hands at all times. It is the result of his anxiety, the result of the doubt that torments him every waking moment: am I a Man?
     
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    Afaik communists in WB have always tried to co-opt Swami Vivekananda into their mould, as the first communist or denigrate him as the founder of HIndu "fascism" (their word of choice for nationalism) and both have always ended in failure. Perhaps they have not stopped trying.
     
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    P.S. I am also amazed how many no. of pansy assed f**ks are there who wants to get rid of expression of masculinity?! how else do we present ourselves - with bend heads, slumped shoulder? What should you be - a cowered, hiding under the bed kind? these "thinker"marxist morons are scoundrels who never join armed forces, police or anything that might make them risk their hide
     
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