Harsha Bhogle Slams News Website For Sexist Headlines on Dipika Pallikal
TV Broadcaster and cricket expert Harsha Bhogle has slammed a news website named Catch News for their sexist remarks on Squash start Dipika Pallikal.
Meanwhile, Pallikal represented India in the ongoing Asian Games 2018. She won bronze in her event to make her country proud. However, while covering the story, they used Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik‘s reference, who is her husband.
“Dinesh Karthik’s wife Dipika Pallikal settles for bronze in women’s singles squash,” the headline read.
Pallikal is a worldwide name in the field of squash, and this type of patriarchal headline received a lot of criticism. Pallikal, known for her staunch feminist stand boycotted national championship due to the disparity in prize money. She didn’t take part in the national tournament from 2012 to 2015.
However, she decided to return finally in 2016 when the association finally agreed to equal prize money. She came back with a bang winning the title for the second time.
Dipika Pallikal is also an Arjuna Award winner and a Padma Shree winner.
The official Twitter account of the news website received a lot of criticism. Even cricket expert Harsha Bhogle blasted the website for its headline.
Bhogle urged for an apology to Dipika Pallikal and wanted the wanted the tweet to be taken off.
“A tweet I so wish I hadn’t seen. I wonder if the women who work here carry visiting cards saying “wife of……”. Go on ladies (and guys you too), show that you are offended, get the tweet deleted. And then an apology to Dipika, maybe? A bit of grace after this lack of respect?” Bhogle wrote on Twitter.
A tweet I so wish I hadn't seen. I wonder if the women who work here carry visiting cards saying "wife of……". Go on ladies (and guys you too), show that you are offended, get the tweet deleted. And then an apology to Dipika, maybe? A bit of grace after this lack of respect? https://t.co/9pwSkcYuW2
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 28, 2018
Soon after his tweet, the website had to delete their tweet. They were under fire since posting the article with that controversy sparkling headline.
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