Archive | March, 2015

In Honour of International Women’s Day, Indonesian Clothing Company Salvo Sports “Apologizes” for Sexist Labels

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Indonesian sports wear manufacturer Salvo Sports has “apologized” for a sexist label printed on shirts of a top football club.

Salvo Sports printed “Washing instructions: Give this jersey to your woman. It’s her job” on the shirts of Indonesian Super League team Pusamania Borneo.

The shirt label went viral on social media, sparking a torrent of criticism and prompting an apology from the company through a series of tweets on March 8, International Women’s Day. Turns out the company simply intended the offensive washing instruction to be a “compliment” about the domestic skills of women.

“The message is simply, instead of washing it in the wrong way, you might as well give it to a lady because they are more capable,” Salvo Sports posted on Twitter.

“There is no intention to humiliate women. In contrast [we want to tell the men] learn from women how to take care of clothes,” it said.

“Not all men know how to treat their clothes and women have more expertise.”

Wait… was that an apology or did that just make it ten times worse? Not only did the company reiterate that domestic chores are a woman’s domain, they also managed to insult men’s ability to figure out something as complicated as laundry. On the plus side, at least the series of tweets offended both men and women. Gender equality, one half-assed apology at a time!

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Indian Guru Has The Balls To Convince 400 Men To Cut Off Their Balls

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A popular Indian guru and head of the Dera Sacha Sauda spiritual group has been accused of coaxing hundreds of men to castrate themselves in a promise for them to become closer to God.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who describes himself on Twitter as a “spiritual Saint/philanthropist/versatile singer/allrounder sportsperson/film director/art director/music director/script writer/lyricist/autobiographer/DOP” and has a reported wealth of more than $50 million, somehow convinced 400 of his estimated 50 million followers that only those who get castrated will be able to meet God. Surely there must be an easier – and less painful – way?? Apparently not.

The Indian pop-star and telepreacher is now being investigated after one of his former followers who underwent castration seven years ago spoke out against the guru and his group.

Navkiran Singh, who is the lawyer for Hans Raj Chauhan, the only castration victim so far to come forward, said his client and other victims believed they would become social outcasts if they refused to perform the “operation” demanded of them by Ram Rahim Singh.

Chauhan says the castrations began around 2000 and the painful procedures were carried out at a hospital owned by Singh in the Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan.

While the castrations didn’t bring the men any closer to God, it did stop 400 idiots from ever reproducing again, so there were some benefits. Plus, it should help India cut back on the number of rapes that occur every year day minute.

As for the guru himself, I’m willing to bet that he still has his balls – especially since he has been accused of sexual assault by female followers.

To hear more about the millionaire guru, check out his spectacular new movie, Messenger of God, in which he appears to walk on air, tear tree trunks in half and perform other miracles. Warning: you may be tempted to chop your balls off after.

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