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Who Said It: The Times Of India Or An Eve-Teaser?

"It's a compliment :)"

  1. 1. After you get angry because they called attention to your cleavage: "It's a compliment!"

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    This gem was dropped from the esteemed Times Of India Twitter account after Deepika Padukone called them out for objectifying her. Think that was hard? You ain't seen nothing yet.

  2. 2. After you point out that you're not staring at their crotch: "Just for the record, we do not zoom into a woman's vagina or show her nipples."

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The most widely read English newspaper in India takes its ethics very, very seriously.

  3. 3. While pointing, excitedly: "OMG: Cleavage show!"

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    A daily readership of over 7 million people was treated to this eloquent headline on the paper's website.

  4. 4. After they distribute intimate pictures of you without permission: "Does she now want us to first check with her as to which pictures of her — taken at public events — we can or cannot publish?"

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    TOI's cracking reply to the controversy taught everyone that the press has rights but women still don't.

  5. 5. When you ask for some basic respect: "Your cleavage is as sexy as Shah Rukh Khan's '8-pack' abs."

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Seasoned by years of sensitive coverage, TOI has decided that objectifying men totally cancels out objectifying women.

  6. 6. When you try to defend yourself against being objectified: "This has obviously been great publicity for you."

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Deepika obviously paid Times Of India to place this album on their homepage the exact week that her new movie was coming out. Well played, Deepika. Not only do you have a beautiful cleavage but your business acumen is also stellar.

  7. 7. When you point out that no matter what you wear, you're never 'asking for it': "How fair is it to say, I will dress to tantalise publicly, but you have to look the other way?"

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    This 176 year old institution of news got Pooja Bedi to defend them. She, in turn employed literally every molester's favourite argument. Smart move.

  8. 8. When you tell off a creep for staring: "Everyone is entitled to their point of view. Even if it's top angle!"

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    According to the esteemed Ms. Bedi, everyone is entitled to their own point of view as long as that isn't that women deserve privacy and respect.

  9. 9. When they misunderstand the point of gender equality: "We don't go into a hostile frenzy when cameras caress and capture SRK's and Hrithik's perfect six-pack abs. We marvel, we envy and we drool. Why should it be different for a woman?"

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The fine feminists at TOI have taken it upon themselves to finish this issue right here, right now.

  10. 10. When after being harassed for years, you finally speak up: "Why object now?"

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Ladies, it's NEVER too late.

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