Yep! that is what is being taught to 14-year old kids in Rajasthan, India in a state-approved text-book. Read the details here . According to the state education official, Mr A. R. Khan, "the comparison was made in good humour.''
Hmmm...so does this mean that I am allowed to make all sorts of racist, sexist jokes publicly, insult our flag, anthem, constitution, judicial system, President, threaten the Prime Minister, make cat-calls and light-assault and then at the end say that all those were done with a sense of humor??
I would not have mind these banters if a truly utopian society existed with love, respect and concern for each and every living creature. But in a society where women are considered burdens and looked down as inferiors, dowries are common, domestic-violence is rampant, female infanticide is highest in the world, women are constantly sexually harassed on roads, I don't understand the meaning of having such humors in the class. Does the state government make sure that teachers point this out as a joke while teaching it????? If not, then how can they (the state government) gurantee that these kids will grow up with the correct idea that housewives and donkeys should not be compared, that men and women are equal, each should walk by the side of the other, hold hands and become friends???