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This is a true recent incident where at one side was a sexist speaker and on the other hand, were doctors who respected women and left the front rows empty.
On June 30, the Indian Medical Association ( IMA) and All Rajasthan In-Service Doctors Association ( ARISDA) organised an event in Jaipur, where motivational speaker Swami Gyanvatsal was invited for a speech.
Before delivering his words, he ordered the authorities to set the seating arrangement such that there are no women in the first seven rows. When the female doctors were told to resettle accordingly, the first seven rows were left empty by all the doctors and from the eighth row, there were women. When Swami Ji saw this, he got so furious that he left the stage without giving any speech.
This is a true recent incident where at one side was a sexist speaker and on the other hand, were doctors who respected women and left the front rows empty. This is our modern society, a mix of educated sensible men and orthodox sexist ones.
Although, I am still confused about the intentions of Swami Ji. What was he up to? What does his condition of keeping women out of his sight mean?
Well, whatever it was, it was undoubtedly unacceptable. I don’t understand what sort of motivation can a speaker, with such a mental structure, provide the society.
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