Indian Lawmaker Stokes Controversy as He Says 'When Rape is Inevitable, Lie Down & Enjoy It'
'There is a saying, When rape is inevitable, lie down and enjoy it': You would not believe an ex-Speaker & Congress MLA says this inside the #KarnatakaAssembly and Speaker laughs it off ... No one objects and it is business as usual @ndtv @ndtvindia #OutrageousRapeComment pic.twitter.com/n8oJ8itVDY— Uma Sudhir (@umasudhir) December 16, 2021
This quote “When rape is inevitable lie down and enjoy it” by Cong MLA Ramesh Kumar generated loud laughs.— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) December 16, 2021
I don’t care how you do it - Karnataka Assembly is covered by CCTVs - but identify and shame each & every MLA, belonging to whichever damn party, who laughed. EACH & EVERY.
Congress leader KR Ramesh Kumar says in Karnataka Assembly - "when rape in inevitable, lie down and enjoy it". While party's supreme leader is busy educating how Hindus and Hindutvawadis stab knives into chests differently, others are busy making sick rape jokes— Swati Goel Sharma (@swati_gs) December 16, 2021
"If rape is inevitable, lie down and enjoy it." MLA K.R. Ramesh Kumar said in the Legislative Assembly today. An elected representative passes such an obnoxious statement & our elected representatives who are supposed to talk of women's empowerment laugh at this statement. pic.twitter.com/Xq2ryX3KO8— Tanu (@TanuKul) December 16, 2021
‘When rape is inevitable, lie down and enjoy it’ says Karnataka Congress leader KR Ramesh Kumar in the State assembly. Has a single liberal feminist spoken up? For them, only Hindu traditions like Karva Chauth are misogynistic, but trivializing rape is not.— Kavita (@Sassy_Hindu) December 17, 2021
A Congress MLA in Karnataka says on the floor of the assembly that if rape is inevitable, it is better to lie down and enjoy it.— Ajit Datta (@ajitdatta) December 17, 2021
This happened yesterday. How many people know? How much outrage has there been? As usual, the Lutyens media is busy burying the story.
Karnataka CONgress MLA makes a shocking statement in the assembly. He says that "when rape is inevitable, it is better to lie down and enjoy it".— C T Ravi 🇮🇳 ಸಿ ಟಿ ರವಿ (@CTRavi_BJP) December 16, 2021
Do @RahulGandhi and @priyankagandhi agree with this shameless comment?
Will they demand his resignation? https://t.co/hU1ptnKQon
I would like to express my sincere apologies to everyone for the indifferent and negligent comment I made in today’s assembly about “Rape!” My intention was not trivialise or make light of the heinous crime, but an off the cuff remark! I will choose my words carefully henceforth!— K. R. Ramesh Kumar (@KRRameshKumar1) December 16, 2021