South African minister Phophi Ramathuba has acquired widespread backlash for telling schoolgirls to “open your books, shut your legs”. In a video that has gone viral on social media and is drawing ire in equal measure, she might be heard saying, “…to the lady baby, open your books, shut your legs. Don’t open your legs, open your books. She might be heard repeating the message a number of occasions, every time pointing the mic to the viewers to ensure that them to chant it again to her. “Thanks very a lot,” she says on the finish of the 30-second clip. As per a BBC report, the well being minister’s remarks have been made when she visited the Gwanane secondary college within the Sekgakgapeng township. Ramathuba was there as a part of initiatives to scale back teenage being pregnant charges and encourage abstinence.
Girls For Change, a nonprofit organisation in South Africa aiming to create consciousness about gender based mostly violence, shared the clip on Twitter, writing, “Physician Phophi Ramathuba who’s additionally a MEC visited a college in Limpopo this morning telling the ladies to shut their legs and open their books. ARE YOU SERIOUS? Is that this intercourse training by our Goverment? Sufferer Blaming and pushing the narrative? That is disgusting.”