“I gave my opinion that betting should be legalized and that if the laws cannot be enforced that does not mean that laws should not be made. This is as erroneous as saying that if rape is inevitable one should lie back and enjoy it. “I regret any hurt caused as the same was inadvertent and unintended. I reiterate my deep sense of regard and respect for women and commitment to gender issues,” he said.Sigh. I imagine he means well, but it is simply a lack of comprehension of the problem. Dude, you cannot control gambling, but you can make laws legalizing it. THIS IS NOT THE SAME ACTION RECOMMENDED IF YOU CANNOT CONTROL RAPE. Where is this man’s brain? To give him benefit of doubt (because he had not appeared to be a creep before this), I imagine he means the frustration controlling gambling is the same as with controlling rape or something. Or perhaps that it becomes a case of a victim accepting rape as one’s fate after failing to prevent it. Or something. But the state is hardly a victim stripped of choices. So that doesn’t make sense either. If he resigns, he can figure all this out and apply again if he thinks he understands it. Just saying. he’s no use thinking like that, because whatever he means, those listening to him will be getting all the wrong messages.
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Vidyut has a keen interest in mass psychology and using it as a lens to understand contemporary politics, social inequality and other dynamics of power within the country. She is also into Linux and internet applications and servers and has sees technology as an important area India lacks security in.
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