‘Women in state affairs are like Monkeys in Glass Shops’ (Post No 2625)


Compiled by london swaminathan


Date: 12 March 2016


Post No. 2625


Time uploaded in London :–  21-34


(Thanks for the Pictures; they are taken from various sources)




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 angry wife mrdang

JNU Ignoramuses burnt Manu Smrti!


Show me one ancient book where women are not criticised, where women are not degraded, where women are not presented negatively. There is no book in the world which praised women sky high except the Vedas and Manu Smrti. The Wedding Mantras of the Vedas are more beautiful than the love duets in our romantic films. If one looks at ancient Tamil literature there are hundreds of negative remarks on women. If you look at the proverb book in any world language there are hundreds of anti-women proverbs and sayings. But some idiots at the JNU in Delhi, have printed 40 verses of Manu Smrti and burnt them a few days ago, as reported in all Indian Newspapers. Immediately a professor of JNU said that this is what they teach at JNU. As soon as the students are enrolled, periodical brainwashing starts where all the anti-Hindu materials are distributed by the communist and communalist elements. All Indians know that we don’t use Manu Smrti, but only Ambedkar Smrti, I mean , The Constitution of India.


The following Manu slokas/couplets are from my 2013 and 2014 blogs. Then I am going to give you all the anti-women proverbs from English Proverb book. Now I repeat – Show me one ancient book where women are praised like in the Vedas or Manu Smriti. Again I repeat: Show me one ancient book where women are not criticised. The fact of the matter is they criticise women when they act like bitches or prostitutes and they are praised sky high where they act like chaste women or women with motherly affection.


 Angry Wife Punishment(1)

Manu, author of the great law book Manava Dharma Shastra, says,


‘’women must be honoured and adorned by their fathers, brothers, husbands and bothers-in-law, who desire their own welfare. Manu 3-55


‘’Where women are honoured, there the gods are pleased; but where they are not honoured, no sacred rite yields rewards. Manu 3-56


Where the female relations live in grief, the family soon wholly perishes; but that family where they are not unhappy ever prospers. 3—57


The houses, on which the female relations, not being duly honoured, pronounce a curse, perish completely, as if destroyed by magic’’ Manu 3-58


Hence men, who seek their own welfare, should always honour women on holidays and festivals with gifts of ornaments, clothes and dainty food. 3-59



“ Yatra naryast pujyante ramante tatra devatah

Yatraitastu na pujyante sarvastatraphalah kriyah”

Manu smriti 3-56, Mahabharata 13-45-5


‘Where women are worshipped, there the gods are delighted; but where they are not worshipped, all religious ceremonies become futile’—Manu Smriti.


One acharya/Guru excels ten Upadhyayas/teachers in glory; a father excels 100 acharyas/Gurus in glory; but a MOTHER excels even a thousand fathers in glory (Manu 2-145)


“Her father protects her in childhood, her husband protects her in youth, and her sons protect her in old age; a woman is never independent”. Manu IX-9 (The meaning is that she is always protected and not left alone without support)


And of feminine forms I am fame(Kirti), prosperity (Sri), speech (Vac), memory (Smrti) , intelligence (Medha), firmness(Dhrti) and patience (Kshama).—Bhagavad gita—X-34


All good qualities are kept in feminine forms.


As a contrast western countries burnt 200,000 women at stakes branding them witches. The most famous woman thus burnt alive was Joan of Arc.


60+ Anti-Women Proverbs!


Anti -Women Proverbs from The Peguin Dictionary of Proverbs, Collection of 6000 proverbs, first published in 1983


1.Women are the snares of Satan

2.Women are the Devil’s nets

3.A wicked woman and an evil is three half pence worse than the devil

4.There is no devil so bad as She Devil

5.Women and Dogs set men together by ears.


6.No war without a woman.

7.No mischief but a woman or a priest at the bottom of it.

8.Weal and women cannot pan,

But woe and women can (pan means come together)

9.Women’scounsel is cold

10.Take heed of  a young wench, a prophetess and a Latin woman.



11.A morning sun, and a wine-bred child and a Latin-bred woman seldom end well.

12.Women are like wasps in their anger

13.hell hath no fury like a woman scorned (William Congreve1670-1729)

14.Women in state affairs are like monkeys in glass shops.


  1. Women naturally deceive, weep and spin.



16.Women may blush to hear what they were not ashamed todo.

17.A maid and virgin is not alone.

18.Maidens should be meek till they be married

19.Women are saints in Church, angelsin the street, and devils at home.

20.Trust not a woman when she weeps.


21.When an ass climbs a ladder, we may find wisdom in women

22.A woman cuts her wisdom teeth when she is dead.

23.A woman’s advice is no great thing, but he who wont take it is a fool.



24.If a woman were as little as she is good, a pea pod would make her a gown and a hood.

25.Woeful is the household that wants a woman

26.Women are necessary evils.

27.A woman is a weather cock.


28.A woman’s mind and a winter wind change oft

29.Women are as wavering as the wind

30.A woman’s thoughts are after thoughts (Indian proverb)

31.A woman either loves or hates in extremes.

32.Women must have their wills while they live, because they make none when they die.


33.Swine, women, and bees cannot be turned

34.Forbid a thing, and that women will do.


35.It is no more pity to a see a woman weep, then to see a goose go barefoot.

36.A woman’s sword is her tongue, and she does not let it rust.

37.Arthur could not tame woman’s tongue (King Arthur).


38.A woman’s tongue wags like a lamb’s tail.

39.A woman’s tongue is the last thing about her that dies.

40.One tongue is enough for a woman.

41.Women are great  talkers.


42.women, priests, and poultry, have never enough.

43.A ship and a woman are ever repairing.

44.Two daughters and a back door are three arrant thieves ( A reference to the expense of bringing up daughters)

45.Dally not with women or money.

46.A woman and a glass are ever in danger.

47.Who has a woman has an eel by the tail.

48.Women and music should never be dated (age of women should never be asked or disclosed.)

49.Never trust a woman, even if she has borne you seven children (Japanese Proverb)

50.From the evil woman guard yourself and the good one never trust.



51.A woman, a dog and a walnut tree, the more you beat them the better they be.

52.Tell a woman she is fair, and soon she will turn fool.

53.Maids say No and take it.

54.Saying No a woman shakes her head lengthwise (meaning yes)

55.Women in mischief are wiser than men.


56.A woman is flax, man is fire, the devil comes and blows the bellows.

57.Woman is the confusion of man.

58.Men get wealth and women keep it.

59.A clever man will build a city, a clever woman will lay it low (Chinese proverb)

60.A woman is the weaker vessel

61.A man o straw is worth a woman of gold.

62.Man, woman and devil are three degrees of comparison.

63.A bad woman is worse than a bad man

64.The female of the species is more deadly than male (Rudyard Kipling)

65.Deeds are males and words are females

66.A man is as old as he feels, and a woman is as old as she looks.


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I have already listed 300 Tamil proverbs on women in three parts. I have given most of the Sanskrit quotes in different articles. I have 150 more Sanskrit quotations on women which I will give separately. No ancient culture is women friendly if you go by the literature. So don’t be foolish to look at some verses in Manu Smrti which is not followed by anyone.