Rearview: Hardik Pandya, Rahul Gandhi, & Bipin Rawat are Just Shades on the Pantone Card of Misogyny

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Rearview: Hardik Pandya, Rahul Gandhi, & Bipin Rawat are Just Shades on the Pantone Card of Misogyny

Illustration: Robin Chakraborty

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bout a month or so ago, I read an article about men who talk so much on their dates that they just forget to ask any questions of the women they are with. The author of the unambiguously titled piece, “The Depressing Phenomenon of Men Who Ask Their Dates No Questions” had spoken to over 250 women, who all seemed to agree that the men that they’d been going to dinner with, spoke about everything from snowboarding to phone chargers that don’t fit into plug points and “how most people pronounce ‘namaste’ wrong,” but were somehow unable to ask their dates anything beyond their names.

Look, I get it. I know one – or 250 – anecdotal swallows do not a summer make. But whether you’re in Minneapolis or Mumbai, in the age of “Thank you, next” and “fuccbois” and a lexicon that’s less “clandestine meeting” and more “catch and release”, the dating swamp can feel like it’s infested by narcissistic, overgrown, emotionally stunted frat boys. At worst. At best, they’re men who have no idea how to be… people.

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