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   Meaning of word 'sexy' has changed over time : NCW chief
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National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Mamta Sharma whose remark that the word "sexy" should not be taken in a negative connotation had sparked a controversy, today said that she stood by her statement on the issue.

“I have not withdrawn my statement and I stood by it.

With time the meaning of such words also changes,” Ms Sharma said. She was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a programme organised by an NGO here.

Ms Sharma asked media persons whether they concurred with the kind of vulgar content being shown on television nowadays.

“Today nobody can watch television programmes at home with his/her family, but nobody said anything about it,” she said.

When asked whether she supports West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who recently appealed people to not watch news on television, Sharma said she did not endorse the chief minister's announcement of launching a news channel and a newspaper.

The NCW chief had drawn the ire of women's rights activists over her remark at a function in Jaipur in February that the word "sexy" meant "beautiful and charming" and should not be taken in a negative sense.

"I was positive in my approach so I said that. One should take it in a positive sense," she said.
Sun 22 Apr, 2012,11:26:21 PM
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