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Choice of Words: An Important Aspect

  • 28 Oct 2022
  • 1 min read

In a state, recently Empowered Daughters, Prosperous Nation event was organized. Professionals, Government Official and experts from different fields were present to exchange views and deliver note on women issues and scope of women empowerment in the society. Bihar’s Women Development Corporation Managing Director (IAS) was also present at the event to deliver the key notes. At the event, a girl student asked the IAS whether they could be provided with sanitary napkins at a subsidized rate from the government. In response to the question, the IAS replied by stating “Today, you are asking for sanitary pads; tomorrow you will ask for jeans and makeup”. When countered with the argument from student that “People's votes determine who governs and they can put up their grievances”, the IAS replied “This is the height of stupidity. Then don't vote.”

What do you think about the approach the IAS adopted while responding to the question? What other approach/response would you’ve adopted if at the place of the IAS?

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