Friday, 6 March 2015

Men's Empowerment Day

I never thought writing a blog post could be so nerve wrecking but this thought of empowering men came to when I thought of writing something related to Women's Day and then the entire India's Daughter documentary incident happened and I felt I just had to put my thoughts in into words.
 

Yes, even after hearing what Mukesh Singh, M.L.Sharma, A.P.Singh and other male chauvinist pigs had to say I want to talk about 'empowering men'. I mean why not? We've talked enough about empowering women, we've conducted countless number of seminars, we've been part of innumerable protests but the result? Women are still getting raped every twenty -two minutes. Rapists do not ask women about  their education qualification before raping. Do they? Educated or uneducated for some men women will always be a 'sex symbol'.
We should not just empower women but we should empower men as well, by giving them moral education. A child should be taught from the very beginning that the only difference between 'pink' (women) and 'blue'(men) is biological but their value is the same. The little boy hates it when he sees his mother being bullied by his father but he does absorb the fact that yes, it is possible and even he can do that to some other woman. On Rakshabandhan the children are taught how the brother must always protect his sister. Can't we teach him that he should not only protect his sister but other women as well? And not only protect them when in need but also respect them.
Men like Asaram Bappu, Mukesh Singh, Babulal Guar, etc. aren't creatures but monsters. But on the other hand, we do have men like Javed Akhtar who stood up in parliament to support women, Akshay Kumar who runs a self-defense school for disabled women in Mumbai, Narender Modi our honorable Prime Minster who asked parents to question their sons instead of daughters and the list of 'gentlemen'  goes on.
It's true all men aren't dogs but well, most of them are and it's a fact. Only one man came to Nirbhaya's rescue. Some had raped her and others just noticed and walked by.
It's too late to teach some  flagrant people the meaning of 'humanity'. But we still have the time to develop values and attitudes among the new generation and change the ingrained perception. The perception that sees women as objects and symbol of sex.
So should we have something like Men's Empowerment Day'? If that is possible then we should have something like that. We should have a day where we empower some moral values among the boys and men. A day where men learn how to respect women hood and not consider themselves thorns on flowers.
Let's not wait for another 'Leslee Udwin' to make us realize that the nation we live in is filled men who think there is no place for woman in our society. Let's inculcate some values in men that will make us proud citizens of a nation where women are respected and loved. Is that possible? Well, I heard nothing is impossible! And if men have planned not to change then just saying, I am learning kick boxing!!
But lets not forget it's a special day this Sunday so HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY to all the beautiful women in the world. Always remember you are stronger than you think you are!!!


5 comments:

  1. Well written !
    D words d feeling u shared I am sure every women would connect to !
    Need of the hour is to create such a scenario where men r afraid to do such a henious crime !!
    Banning correct things just show our govt is negligent n somewhere or the other show thier " mindset " ..

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  2. Well written !
    D words d feeling u shared I am sure every women would connect to !
    Need of the hour is to create such a scenario where men r afraid to do such a henious crime !!
    Banning correct things just show our govt is negligent n somewhere or the other show thier " mindset " ..

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    1. i am glad you liked it. thankyou so much!!

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  3. The only nice thought i have witnessed so far very well said their . I am not praising your writing neither your blog but the message that you gave , yes i did saw the bbc documentary and this is the first time in my life that i am ashamed of being a boy because of those "devils ". Wish this planet be a safe place for women from my heart . #respect # women . Wish you and all females on earth a very happy womens day .

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    1. as i said men like you should not be ashamed. Thankyou Karan :)

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