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Modi Made A Sexist Remark About A Woman Politician, And Twitter Had The Perfect Response

"I am happy that Bangladesh Prime Minister, despite being a woman, has declared zero tolerance for terrorism," the Prime Minister said.

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On June 8, Narendra Modi, praised Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister of Bangladesh, stating that she is courageous to fight terrorism "despite being a woman."

"We know solution for everything, but not terrorism. I am happy that Bangladesh Prime Minister, despite being a woman, has declared zero tolerance for terrorism," the Prime Minister said.
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"We know solution for everything, but not terrorism. I am happy that Bangladesh Prime Minister, despite being a woman, has declared zero tolerance for terrorism," the Prime Minister said.

The hashtag #DespiteBeingAWoman quickly rose to the top trending topic in India.

As soon as the speech was made, many people started tweeting pictures of influential and powerful women:

The 2 strong PMs #DespiteBeingAWoman

#DespiteBeingAWoman and #12thPass Education Minister (HRD) of billion+ country

#DespiteBeingAWoman #DespiteBeingBlack The woman who stood up against discrimination by sitting down — Rosa Parks.

Several people have been tweeting sarcastic tweets as well:

Congrats to my friend Supriya, who had a baby girl. Great that she could cope with labour pains, #DespiteBeingAWoman.

#DespiteBeingAWoman I pay my own bills.

I know how to tweet :) #DespiteBeingAWoman

ok. off to work. after cooking sending kid to school to write big story and run errands. like every other woman i know #despitebeingawoman