Atishi Vs Gambhir: Collective Fight Against Misogyny, Says Twitter
AAP East Delhi candidate Atishi Marlena on Thursday, 9 May, accused her BJP counterpart Gautam Gambhir of circulating derogatory pamphlets about her. But Gambhir denied the allegations and in turn sent a defamation notice to AAP leaders including Arvind Kejriwal demanding that the noticees apologise and withdraw their statements or face legal action.
Amidst all this, Anil Bajpayi, an AAP leader who joined BJP claimed that he had himself seen Atishi’s husband eat beef. He also went on to question why Atishi’s husband was not seen during the elections, asking, “Where is her husband?
Twitter took sides too with #IStandWithAtishi and #IStandWithGambhir.
Many women journalists and writers took to Twitter with the #IStandWithAtishi and said the incidents point towards the misogynistic attitude of the society. While journalist Swati Chaturvedi said this is ‘character assassination’, writer Mahima Kukreja said ‘courageous, intelligent women scare a lot of patriarchal men’.
One Twitter user said it is a “collective fight against misogyny and slut shaming.”
Author Rana Safvi said not much has changed from the 13th century.
‘BJP Has No Agenda Left’
Youtuber Dhruv Rathee said BJP has no agenda left and that’s why they are going around abusing people.
‘Gambhir Can’t Stoop So Low’
Gautam Gambhir supporters also took to Twitter with #IStandWithGambhir saying that feminism doesn’t mean playing victimhood.
Gambhir supporters also refused to believe that the former cricketer would stoop slow.
Some Chowkidars also said this is the work of AAP to gain sympathy votes.