When women dress like men, they lose urge to reproduce, says Mumbai college principal

The college authorities have also been considering a 'suitable' uniform for the girl students, who currently wear the same white shirt and black trousers as the boys do.

When women dress like men, they lose urge to reproduce, says Mumbai college principal

A woman principal of a Mumbai college has been quoted as saying that polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS — a disease many women live with due to hormonal imbalance — happens when they dress like men, causing gender reversals in their heads, and reducing their urge to reproduce.

Swati Deshpande, Principal of the prominent college from Bandra in Mumbai, said, "I have heard theories on why girls suffer from PCODs (Polycystic Ovarian Diseases) at an early age. When they dress like men, they start thinking or behaving like them. There is a gender role reversal in their head. Due to this, the natural urge to reproduce diminishes right from a young age and therefore they suffer from problems like PCODs."


The principal has also found an 'innovative' way to curb the menace of sexual harassment on campus - sexual segregation in the canteen - areas for boys and girls separated by a rope.

The college authorities have also been considering a 'suitable' uniform for the girl students, who currently wear the same white shirt and black trousers as the boys do.

To save the girls from ‘psychological’, and ‘hormonal’ imbalance, Deshpande is considering allowing salwar kameez.

The Times of India quoted her as saying that the segregation was well-intended. Some women students have allegedly complained of harassment from former students who "create ruckus" in the canteen. But how separating spaces in the same canteen to keep away trouble-makers can curb that problem is unclear.

One of the students told the Times daily, "Authorities have been asking students to tie plaits for a while. They have informally asked us to not tuck shirts in, and now they plan to change the uniform. Most of us are opposed to the idea. It would be inconvenient to wear a salwar kameez in labs."