It may come as a surprise to a lot of women but guys have problems too! This hilarious video shines a light on the misconceptions and biased against men’s ‘Awkward’ issues (These awkward issues including everything from morning wood to thinning hair). Though quiet enjoyable to watch this video does show one thing that is quiet sad, the depiction of a guy crying gets a lot of ridicule from the girls, with one girl even saying “Come on go deal with it, You are the men”. In an age where we want men to embrace their emotional side, those kind of views are probably not the greatest, though one girl does give an interesting idea to bridge the cap in an understanding between men and women’s issues, she suggests “I think there should be a meeting where we guys and girls can get drunk and discuss”, I for one second that idea! Check out the video below and tell us what you think in the comments section below
In what is definitely welcomed news, the University Grants Commission (UGC) launched new regulations which allow male students to file cases of sexual harassment against men, women and transgender people.
The UGC recently told higher education institutes ‘act decisively against all gender based violence perpetrated against employees and students of all sexes recognising that primarily women employees and students and some male students and students of the third gender are vulnerable to many forms of sexual harassment and humiliation and exploitation’. Delving further into some of the intricate details of the regulation reveals the procedure to file complaints, here are some of the finer points –
- The victim must file a complaint with the internal complaints committee (of their university) within 3 months of the incident, notwithstanding any major illness which prevented them from doing so
- Alternately a third party can also file a complaint for the victim. This can be a family member, friend, colleague, classmate or any other associate. They can file the complaint if the victim is unable to do so due to “physical or mental incapacity or death”
- The internal complaints committee must complete their investigation within 90 days and authorities must take action 30 days after receiving this report.
- If found guilty a student will be expelled and teachers will be liable and processed according to service rules.
Now I know what you’re thinking shouldn’t this law have always been there? Well sadly the matter of men getting sexually harassed has been long overlooked, due to a number of reasons including the fact that people assume men don’t get harassed sexually. This is partly because men mostly don’t file complaints for sexual harassment out of fear of being ridiculed by society (Because apparently it’s not manly to be sexually assaulted). This law will hopefully serve as a stepping stone for removing the stigma around the issue.
“If you believe men and women should have equal rights that makes you a feminist. That’s it. There’s nothing else.” – Tanmay Bhat
In a video that has gone viral, Tanmay Bhat of AIB fame, rants about feminism or rather how it is being perceived in the public domain. For the most part he makes some great points including his definition of feminism – Any person who believes in equal rights for both genders is a feminist. I couldn’t agree more. According to me, this rant by Mr Bhat, was directed towards women more than men. It was focused on taking the focus of feminism away from the more extreme faction of self – proclaimed feminists or ‘Feminazis’ as they are popularly known and to instead realize that we all want the same thing – equality.
I really enjoyed this video and don’t think that any man should be offended by this. He puts forward a very basic and correct hypothesis. So more power to you Tanmay! Keep fighting the good fight for gender equality and we’ll do the same.
So what did you think? Do you agree with Tanmay Bhat? Disagree? Or Agree on just some points? Let us know in the comments below
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“Gender equality is not a zero sum game, it is a win- win situation.” This statement makes so much sense yet so few people realize it. I have recently been asked by a lot of people, why men should want gender equality. It seems like a relatively simple question and my answer is also equally simple “Because it’s right”. Why should women or men be considered lesser than each other? Ethically that is a great answer but it’s not a very deeply thought out one. So, In my search for a better answer I stumbled across the below video, which provides a much better and more rational answer.
That answer being – It is good for men. This video explains how countries and companies with the highest gender equality ratings have the highest happiness rating too. It further suggests that gender equality can get men more leisure time, family time and yes even sex. Check out the video and let us know what you think in the comments below
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Every story has two sides, admittedly in India there are a number of crimes against women. But does that mean that every man accused of a crime against a woman should be considered guilty just because he’s being accused of a crime by a woman? What happened to the norm of “Innocent until proven guilty”?
In recent years the nation and the law have rallied to protect women and that is a great step forward, but should protecting one sex mean berating and reducing the rights of the other? Women need to understand that while the law is there to protect them, cheapening it by using it to exploit or get back at men is only going to build mistrust between the genders. Remember crime has no gender and nor do the victims.
Check out the below video and tell us what you think? Does it worry you? If so, what can we do to make the law and society safer and fairer for both men and women?
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