Tavleen Singh Slammed For ‘Joking’ About Faye D’Souza’s Attire During #MeToo Discussion

After the advent of the #MeToo movement in the west, it travelled down to India to unfurl horrifying episodes of women being subjected to sexual harassment. Be it indecent behaviour, unwanted remarks or insensitive comments, women have been under them for a while now.

History repeated itself again at the Times LitFest in Delhi, during a panel discussion on the #MeToo movement.

In between an argument on sexual harassment of women, political writer and journalist Talveen Singh made an inappropriate jibe by calling Faye D’souza ‘dressed like a man’. Here’s the video:

The statement, not just perturb D’souza but also agitated the crowd present at the venue.

Singh tried to downplay the comment by tagging it as a ‘joke’. Barkha Dutt too supported D’souza by admitting that the comment was ‘insensitive’ and ‘not funny’. Later, Singh tweeted about the incident claiming that it isn’t possible to make jokes in front of feminists. Whatever that means!

Social media didn’t hold back while condemning Singh for her statement.

While the majority of people took the statement as offensive and condemned it, there were few who also supported Tavleen Singh.

D’souza has been openly vocal about issues pertaining to women in the past as well. She was strongly applauded by the public present at the venue at her response on the statement.  Clearly, the road to feminism or should we say, common-sense is a bumpy ride.