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"Loyal" donkeys better than wives

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ghostrider, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    "Loyal" donkeys better than wives, says textbook Tue Apr 4, 8:51 AM ET

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A textbook used at schools in the Indian state of Rajasthan compares housewives to donkeys, and suggests the animals make better companions as they complain less and are more loyal to their "masters," The Times of India reported Tuesday.

    "A donkey is like a housewife ... In fact, the donkey is a shade better, for while the housewife may sometimes complain and walk off to her parents' home, you'll never catch the donkey being disloyal to his master," the newspaper reported, quoting a Hindi-language primer meant for 14-year-olds.

    The book was approved by the state's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party government but has sparked protests from the party's women's wing.

    State education officials in Rajasthan, a western state known for its conservative attitude toward women, said people should not be upset by the comparison, the paper said.

    "The comparison was made in good humor," state education official A.R. Khan was quoted as saying. "However, protests have been taken note of and the board is in the process of removing it (the reference)."
  2. RightHand

    RightHand Old Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    It may be true - after all, look at the asses we tend to marry
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    How true, RH. What is the female equivalent of a jackass? Jillass?
  4. RightHand

    RightHand Old Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    I've been know to answer to that :lol:
  5. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

  6. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

  7. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    lacking that particular beastialistic experience, I must bow to their expertise but still wonder if they have to close their eyes when they kiss their ass?
  8. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Probably gonna be hard to tell, most of them don't want to be seen doing it in public.
  9. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

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