Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Donkeys better than wives

India news:
A textbook used at schools in the Indian state of Rajasthan compares housewives to donkeys, and suggests the animals make better companions as they complain less and are more loyal to their "masters", The Times of India reported today.

"A donkey is like a housewife ... In fact, the donkey is a shade better, for while the housewife may sometimes complain and walk off to her parents' home, you'll never catch the donkey being disloyal to his master," the newspaper reported, quoting a Hindi-language primer meant for 14-year-olds. ...

"The comparison was made in good humour," state education official AR Khan was quoted as saying.
Political correctness will require removing the reference, not correcting it.