Published On : Thu, Jun 16th, 2016

‘Aunty National’ Smriti Irani’s ‘Jerry Maguire’ moment on FB


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Days after her Twitter spat and the massive lampooning she received on social media, Union HRD minister Smriti Irani vents on Facebook.

Irani had been Twitter fodder after her snarky tweets to Dr Ashok Choudhary, the Bihar Congress president, over being addressed as ‘dear’.

In her Facebook post today, Irani talks about rebelling at every stage of her life and career against women being told to ignore attempts to humiliate them. “Why not respond? Why zip it? The standard answer such a question begets is ‘It is not worth it. Nuksaan tumhara hoga, ladke ka kuchh nahi bigadega (you will lose, not the boy)”.

Here’s what she wrote:

“As the politician mumbled apologies and explained his position regarding the twitter spat to my state leader on the mobile while our contingent drove back from Bhagalpur last night; I watched his supporters trend a hashtag in my name, irrespective of their netas public apology. As those who scream murder and whip themselves up into a feminist frenzy at the drop of a hat tried to endear themselves to me on Twitter, I reflected on the near Jerry Maguire like moment that was upon me.”

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