Mumbai (Web Desk): Rajith Kumar, a botany lecturer at Kalady’s Sree Sankara College in Kerala, has claimed that women who dressed like men and degrade their womanhood gave birth to transgenders and autistic children .

“…a woman who dresses up like a man, what will be the character of the child she gives birth to? These children are called ‘transgenders’ or ‘napumsakam’,” India Today quoted Kumar as saying.

A report on The News Minute points out that the teacher had stressed that “Good children are born to those men and women who live their lives as men and women”. He further claimed that man-like girl born to the man who degrades his manhood.

He went on to say that children born to rebel women and men suffer from the autism.

The one good thing that came out of this incident is that KK Shylaja, the state minister for health and social welfare has barred Rajith from participating in government programmes.

“Rajith Kumar has been consistently propagating superstitious and sexist ideas. We are mulling legal action against him for making such derogatory comments,” the minister said.