Kanak Sarkar, who has more than 20 years of teaching experience and a PhD degree, compared women with sealed bottles and packets and said that who wants to buy cold drinks or biscuits if the seal is broken
Kolkata: A professor from the prestigious Jadavpur University in Kolkata has attracted the public ire with his extremely sexist and misogynist post on Facebook about women. He talked about why it is of utmost necessity to preserve one's virginity until marriage.
What is more shocking is that Kanak Sarkar was accused of sexual misconduct in 2017. After his derogatory remarks garnered criticism, he said, “Supreme Court has repealed section 66 A of IT Act and given freedom of expression in Social Media… I have not written anything against any person, individual or anybody without any evidence or proof or any reference. I am doing social research and writing for the good and wellbeing of Society.”
Talking about why virgin girls are desired, Sarkar, who has more than 20 years of teaching experience and a Ph.D. degree, compared them with sealed bottles and packets and said that who wants to buy cold drinks or biscuits if the seal is broken.
He went on with his rant about how virginity is of utmost necessity. He said that girls are sealed biologically from birth and to boys a virgin wife is like an angel.
However, Sarkar later deleted his post.
However, this is not the first time that the professor came up with such comments.
In a Facebook post from November 9, Sarkar wrote that youngsters these days do not associate celibacy and virginity with ethics and morality.
He also considered this as the main reason why young girls get “exploited by the cunning boys".
Sarkar seems to be obsessed with women’s virginity. In another post from December 22, he asked women to celebrate if she is a virgin before marriage as, according to him, it equates to dignity.
"Express your virginity during marriage negotiation or during love affair or even in married life. I am sure you will be honoured by your husband or lover," wrote Sarkar on Facebook.
On January 12, he fired another cringe-worthy post. He said, “Unfortunately, many women are found breaking their virginity and men breaking celibacy before marriage.”
After the news about Sarkar’s blatant sexism came to the forefront, a faculty member from the university said that the matter will be taken up and justice will be served.
As a faculty member of JU and being part of Teacher-Students committee,I will take this up and would do everything possible to ensure that justice is served. https://t.co/51VMj2PlNZ— Subhajit Naskar (@yeahSUBHAJIT) January 13, 2019
Last Updated 1:23 PM IST