How to shut down a misogynist creep like Arunabh Kumar? Well, as always, Twinkle Khanna has the answer
Think it's appropriate to call her sexy at work. Well, think again!
Arunabh Kumar, who's the founder of The Viral Fever became the talk of the town after several ex-employees accused him of sexual harassment. Things became murkier after Kumar tried to defend himself by saying, "I am a heterosexual single man and when I find a woman sexy, I tell her she is sexy. I compliment women, is that wrong?"
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While social media has been outraging over the incident and his absurd comment, Twinkle Khanna has come up with the most apt response ever.
In her recent article in The Times Of India, she didn't shy away from calling spade a spade. She wrote, "Sexy' is an acceptable compliment within a work environment only if she is a stripper and you are her pimp trying to boost her confidence before she takes the stage."
The actress, who's also known as Mrs Funnybones, took a dig at Kumar by calling the molesters at the workplace as 'loathsome frogs'. While referring to the victims as the 'little file-toting flies,' she also spoke about how it is not cool to judge somebody by their gender.
She went on to say that it is unfair to simply ignore all the efforts an employee has put in and struggles she has faced, to get wherever she is, just because she is a woman.
The 43-year-old former actress also asked men to keep their eyes and hands off the woman they see walking down the office corridor.
Calling these men as members of 'the Frogs Forever Franchise', she said, "Telling a woman she is sexy in the bedroom is fine, telling her the same thing in the boardroom is simply deplorable. So think before you croak or it may just be your turn to be doused in formaldehyde and dissected next."
What male employers and colleagues need to understand is that just because a female colleague is polite, doesn't mean it's an invitation of any sorts. They need to understand that there is a certain decorum that needs to be maintained and that touching someone isn't the only way to be friendly. Forget getting in to her pants, the only place inappropriate touching can get these men is jail.
Attraction is normal, but what isn't normal is harassment. We wonder what will take men to get their head around the concept of consent or follow workplace ethics.
Well, we are hoping that men all over the world are listening to Khanna's amazing piece of advice. Because clearly, women have had enough of the croaking and it needs to stop, NOW.