Manohar Parrikar slammed for his 'even girls drink beer' comment

Feb 12, 2018, 17:01 IST | Team mid-day

In a matter of hours after the news about Goa CM Manohar Parrikar's views on girls who drink beer surfaced over Twitter

Manohar ParrikarManohar Parrikar

In a matter of hours after the news about Goa CM Manohar Parrikar's  views on girls who drink beer - "I have begun to fear now, because even the girls have started drinking beer" were the words he spoke at the State Youth Parliament - surfaced over the weekend, Twitter erupted into a collage of brews of all hues and makes.

Women took to the site using #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer and posted pictures of themselves flaunting their favourite pint. Senior journalist Harinder Baweja captioned her photo saying Parrikar's comments were patriarchal and sexist, while poet and novelist Meena Kandasamy (in pic) shared this happy frame, simply stating which brew was her favourite was.

Meena Kandasamy

Some even went on to post shots of themselves sipping on beer by the sandy beaches of Goa, bringing out the irony of how a significant chunk of the state's revenues emerge from liquor sale. And then there were those who put up sweet family frames of father-daughter drinking sessions. That's one high-spirited example of subversion we haven't come across in the recent times.

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