After Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar said that he was worried about girls consuming alcohol, several women were quick to take him on for his apparent sexist remark.
Under the hashtag #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer, several women on Twitter posted their images as well as short videos with beer. Take a look:
To Sir, With Love.
Cheers from Goa, Mr Parrikar! #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer
C’mon good ladies, let’s make this weekend worth it. Use the hashtag and share your beer 🍻 pics on my timeline.
The one with the best pic, your beer is on me. pic.twitter.com/6AX3jejIIV
— Nishtha Gautam (@TedhiLakeer) February 10, 2018
— Romita (@clued_up_chic) February 10, 2018
A former army officer posted a 25-year-old photo of her enjoying beer.
— Shalini Nair (@ShaliniNair68) February 10, 2018
Some even tweeted showing themselves enjoying a drink in the company of their fathers.
— NRK (@PWNeha) February 10, 2018
— Veena Venugopal (@veenavenugopal) February 10, 2018
Some were creative too!
At an Indian Wedding Party
Uncle (host) to the girlfriends of his daughter (whose wedding it is) - "Beta, kya lengi aaplog?" (Pointing to the bar)
— Shuchi Prasad (@prasad_shuchi) February 10, 2018
One user also took a veiled dig at Modi for mocking Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury"s laughter.
— Lola Kuttiamma (@Priya_Menon) February 10, 2018
Some teetotalers also joined in to show their support. "I don't drink alcohol by choice... but still want to support #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer... so cheers!" she tweeted.
— Shvetlana (@shvetlana312) February 10, 2018
Some users also had a piece of advice for the former defence minister.
Dear Ex-Defence Minister,
Please don't be scared of #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer, be scared of girls who become suicide-bombers, terrorists who enter our army camps and the toddlers who get raped.
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) February 10, 2018
While addressing the State Youth Parliament, an event organised by the state Legislature Department in Panaji, Parrikar had said, "I have begun to fear now because even the girls have started drinking beer. The tolerance limit is being crossed."
With inputs from IANS
Updated Date: Feb 11, 2018 13:42 PM