Skip to comments."Loyal" donkeys better than wives, says textbook
Posted on 04/04/2006 9:20:08 AM PDT by Abathar
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A textbook used at schools in the Indian state of Rajasthan compares housewives to donkeys, and suggests the animals make better companions as they complain less and are more loyal to their "masters," The Times of India reported Tuesday.
"A donkey is like a housewife ... In fact, the donkey is a shade better, for while the housewife may sometimes complain and walk off to her parents' home, you'll never catch the donkey being disloyal to his master," the newspaper reported, quoting a Hindi-language primer meant for 14-year-olds.
The book was approved by the state's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party government but has sparked protests from the party's women's wing.
State education officials in Rajasthan, a western state known for its conservative attitude toward women, said people should not be upset by the comparison, the paper said.
"The comparison was made in good humor," state education official A.R. Khan was quoted as saying. "However, protests have been taken note of and the board is in the process of removing it (the reference)."
Some things just write themselves.
This must have been written by a jackass.
Ol' Festus will tell you the virtues of Ruth.
Rajasthan? Let me guess....Religion of Peace?
A donkey is like a housewife ... In fact, the donkey is a shade better, for while the housewife may sometimes complain and walk off to her parents' home, you'll never catch the donkey being disloyal to his master," the newspaper reported, quoting a Hindi-language primer meant for 14-year-olds.
Oh, Oh and by the way- they donkey do not need cuddling- (said with stong middle eastern accent)
Yep, Sundays on TVland. Just can't beat the classics...
Plus, when you show this article to a donkey, it won't make you sleep on the couch.
||Some guys are just desperate for ass.|
It is better to dwell in the wilderness with your donkey than with a contentious and angry woman.
Perhaps the theory is that with a donkey, you don't have to buy dinner and a movie first.
eitherway- you are still stuck with a jackass
This was a Hindu nationalist textbook, actually.
Rajasthan? Let me guess....Religion of Peace?Nope. Written in Hindi, approved by the Hindu-nationalist BJP.
Sounds like to these guys the phrase abbreviated PofA has a whole new meaning. >:o
It's good most Muslim wives are illiterate. Because if they were able to write about the number of things that are better than Muslim husbands there would be worldwide Jihads that would make the Danish cartoon thing look like a two-year old's tantrum.
"Rajasthan? Let me guess....Religion of Peace?"
yes, but can they handle call center calls?
Hell hath no fury like the wrath of an ass scorned?
Not sure how great a donkey would look in a slinky negligee'....
Sources in the state education department, however, hold a different view.
"The same chapter also compares the donkey to politicians, calling the animal thick-skinned. There was objection to this line. The issue then boiled over and this issue was raked up as well," an official said.
State education board director of publications and academics A R Khan said the comparison was made in good humour, without any intent to hurt or humiliate.
"However, protests have been taken note of and the board is in the process of removing the chapter," he added.
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Herald Sun ^ | 4 april 2006
Posted on 04/04/2006 2:31:32 AM EDT by Aussie Dasher
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