Congress Kerala MP Hibi Eden's wife equates 'fate' with 'rape' in Facebook post, draws netizens' ire; expresses regret later

Social media users came down heavily on Anna Linda Eden, wife of Ernakulum MP and Kerala Congress leader Hibi Eden, for an anti-women Facebook post, saying, 'Fate is like rape, if you can't resist it, then try to enjoy it'

Press Trust of India October 22, 2019 20:12:43 IST
Congress Kerala MP Hibi Eden's wife equates 'fate' with 'rape' in Facebook post, draws netizens' ire; expresses regret later
  • Congress' Kerala MP Hibi Eden's wife Anna Linda Eden drew the ire of netizens on Tuesday for drawing an analogy between fate and rape in a Facebook post

  • 'Fate is like rape, if you can't resist it, then try to enjoy it,' wrote Anna on top of two video clips posted on the social media platform

  • Social media users came down heavily on Anna for her anti-women comments, with some even attacking her for allegedly using vulgar language.

Kochi: The title of a Facebook post put up by Congress MP Hibi Eden's wife, drawing an analogy between fate and rape, has created an uproar on the social media. Hibi Eden represents Ernakulam constituency.

Congress Kerala MP Hibi Edens wife equates fate with rape in Facebook post draws netizens ire expresses regret later

A screenshot of Anna Linda Eden's post on Facebook. Image courtesy: News18 Kerala

"Fate is like rape, if you can't resist it, then try to enjoy it," wrote Anna Linda Eden on top of two video clips posted on the site to depict the plight of her daughter and husband Eden during the floods following rains in Kochi on Monday.

While one video showed her daughter being evacuated from their waterlogged residence on Monday, another clip showed her husband enjoying a sizzler somewhere.

Social media users came down heavily on Anna for her anti-women comments, with some even attacking her for allegedly using vulgar language.

Sensing the ire of the people, she removed the post from her Facebook account.

In another Facebook post, Anna expressed regret, saying through the post she was making an effort to overcome with a smile, a crisis that hit her life following the serious illness of her father.

Anna said, as the wife of a people's representative, she understands the pain and difficulties of the people and has always tried to stand with them.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Hathras gangrape victim's kin living in conditions akin to house arrest, says PUCL
India

Hathras gangrape victim's kin living in conditions akin to house arrest, says PUCL

The civil rights body also demanded security for the family and their rehabilitation through the Nirbhaya Fund. It also said that the name of PFI has been dragged into the case to create a Hindu-Muslim chasm and divert attention

'Was an unforgettable experience meeting humble Maradona': Football-crazy Kerala remembers Argentine legend
Sports

'Was an unforgettable experience meeting humble Maradona': Football-crazy Kerala remembers Argentine legend

Former Indian captain IM Vijayan said it was difficult to believe that the legend was no more.

Kerala guv signs controversial ordinance to amend Police Act; will curb freedom of expression, claims Oppn
India

Kerala guv signs controversial ordinance to amend Police Act; will curb freedom of expression, claims Oppn

The law stipulates imprisonment for up to 5 years or a fine of up to Rs 10,000 or both to those who make content with intention to intimidate through social media