A woman and her virginity are like an evergreen masala topic for many. The formula to get in the news in no time. Something of the same sort happened with a professor Kanak Sarkar. He like many other men thinks that a woman should preserve her virginity till her marriage as if it is a limited version of an exotic species. We have heard how an alone woman is like a Khuli tijori. Her virginity is time and again compared to things which have no relation to it and mind you, men’s virginity is out of the question. They are born to lose it asap.
There is a professor in India who doesn’t find any difference between non-living commodities and women. Kanak Sarkar, a Jadavpur University Professor, Department of IR, shared a Facebook post in which he compared the sealed bottles with women’s virginity.
Reportedly, he wrote a piece on ‘Virgin Brides’ for ‘value-oriented social counseling for educated youth’. In the post, he asked the readers whether they’ll be ‘willing to buy a broken seal while purchasing a bottle of cold drink or a packet of biscuits’? Here what exactly he wrote in the FB post. The professor has now deleted the post from his FB page.
The professor has made an image where he is famous for such posts on social media and in a statement to a newspaper he has said that he has not said anything wrong and it is his right of free speech and expression to voice his opinions. The students of the university condemn his statements and many asked for an action against him.
In the post he also mentioned:
“A girl is biologically sealed from birth until it is opened. A virgin girl means many things accompanied as values, culture, sexual hygiene. To most boys virgin wife is like an angel.”
In another FB post, a journalist alleged that Sarkar said to a student, that she has a model-like figure, and men would enjoy it. Take a look:
I wonder if teachers will make such statements, then what would the students understand? The taboo about understanding sex will never end. What do you think about the point of view of this professor?