These jokes are doing rounds on Facebook, basically about women’s driving skills -
When we laugh at the jokes like these, we think it is innocent fun. Even many women think so, but somewhere at the back of our mind we make an assumption that women are somewhat inferior to men when it comes to technology, driving, gadgets or finance/investment. That mindset is what leads to some men taking it to extreme and showing their power through rapes and other violence against women.
You wouldn’t make a joke against a person having a different skin colour, you wouldn’t make a joke on people from lower castes or from other religion because that is treated as racist, casteist, communal and there are laws against them. But making jokes based on gender stereotypes is universal. People from all over the world will merrily join in to laugh on a girl v/s boy joke.
We inculcate this thinking in our children since a very small age that the girls are weak, they don’t understand things as well as men do and they need protection and direction from men all the time.
Until we change this mindset, men will continue to show their manliness by raping women.