Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) candidate Dindigul Leoni faced flak after the leader made insensitive comments against women while campaigning for his party ahead of upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly elections. Comparing women to cows, Leoni said that they had become fat by drinking the milk of foreign cows.
A video clip of his speech went viral over the internet, drawing flak from all over the country. In the video, Leoni can be heard saying, “Women are now drinking milk from foreign cows, which is the reason behind them putting on extra kilos,” and made lewd hand gestures to support his remarks.
Leoni also made distasteful remarks by deriding women for their shape and weight. “Women have lost their shape” and “increasingly look like a barrel”, he said while campaigning for the DMK.
“In a cowshed, people use a milking machine for foreign cows. These days, women drink milk from foreign cows because of which they have put on weight. Those days, a woman’s hip resembled the number 8 [had curves]. When she lifted her child, the little one stayed put on the hip. But now they’ve become like a barrel because of which women cannot carry their children on their hips,” he added
News Source : News 18