“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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Tinder is India is interesting to say the least. If you’re a man who uses Tinder in India then you probably have your fair share of horror stories. The below video explores some of the kinds of women you encounter on Tinder in India and I can personally vouch for the fact that most of these stereotypes are pretty accurate. Check it out and let us know if you think this video is on track or if it is missing any type of girl you’ve met on Tinder?
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Men look good in suits and ties look good on suits, hence every man should know how to tie a kickass tie knot (And they said I was bad at math). While in your adolescent years it was alright to have your father make the knot for you or have a classmate do it, but once you start working it is essential to know a few good knots. Luckily for us there a number of YouTube videos explaining how and because I love you all I have compiled a list of 4 tie knots that look good and are easy to get a hang of
1. The Windsor knot
Also called the Full Windsor or the Double Windsor to distinguish it from the half-Windsor. It is known for producing a symmetrical triangular knot. It’s such a distinguished knot that it is named after the Duke of Windsor (Don’t ask me which Duke of Windsor). Works exceptionally well on guys sporting a bit of facial hair.
2. The Merovingian knot
Also known as the Ediety knot, this knot has enjoyed a renaissance of sorts in previous years due to it being worn by Lambert Wilson’s character in the Matrix trilogy, that character as you might have guessed was called ‘The Merovingian’
3. The Eldredge knot
Invented by a man named Jeffrey Eldredge in 2007. The Eldredge knot is the most complicated one on the list for the simple reason that it involves a crazy number of different steps. This knot will definitely impress at interviews and dates.
4. Four-in-hand knot
Also known as a simple knot or schoolboy knot, this knot is simplicity at its best. However, I am not going to show you the easy way of doing this. Here is super awesome way of tying a Four-in-hand knot that is going to be a pretty good party trick to have.
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Do you really like a girl, but no matter what you do, she keeps dating douchebags (that aren’t you) and complaining about them to you? Well then buddy, you’re in the notorious ‘Friend Zone’. Being in Friend zone is difficult because you have all duties of a boyfriend but none of the ‘benefits’ (If you know what I mean). It’s nothing to be ashamed of, every guy at some point or the other has been friend zoned. The hilarious video below uses the analogy of an interview to perfectly display how men get sucked in to the Friend Zone. Enjoy and let us know about your friend zone stories in the comments section below
Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are probably two of the most popular names in Indian cinema. Actually scratch that they are probably among the two most popular Indian stars globally. I mean Deepika is set to do a Hollywood film with Vin Diesel. Priyanka already has a hit show and moderately successful album in the US. There is no denying the success of either woman. In fact, in a sense I idolize both of them for their hard work, charisma and talent. But what I don’t agree with, idolize or even accept are their populist views on feminism and men.
In an interview published recently, Priyanka Chopra opened about several things including her views on babies and infidelity. On Babies she said “I don’t need a guy for anything else except for children. I buy my own diamonds. I don’t need anyone else to buy them for me.” If you’re going WTF after that, read what she said she’d do if a man cheated on her “I will beat the shit out of him. I am very violent that way. There’s no scope for infidelity and I will not tolerate it.” Now guys if you have seen Priyanka in Mary Kom you’d know that this is in fact a scary statement. While the former Miss World quickly addressed the topic on Twitter with a tweet.
It still does little to underplay the fact that she shouldn’t have made this statement at all. She might not have meant to attack men, but it sure seemed that way. She is a national icon, a recent Padma shri winner, an idol for young women across the country. She is all these things and rightfully so, but given her position she has to be careful about what she says because her audience also has impressionable young women who may try to take inspiration from this. While people might say I am overreacting a bit, how can one line by a celebrity affect a whole nation’s notion on feminism? It’s not one opinion, that’s how it starts. It’s these everyday statements that men and women both make that overtime become stereotypes or values for society. Plus it’s not like Priyanka Chopra is the only celebrity who has gone too far in the name of ‘Feminism’.
Remember Deepika Padukone’s women empowerment video ‘My Choice’. It is actually quite the artistically made video and it really does have some nice views about how women have a right on what to wear and on body issues. However one statement stood out for anyone watching “It’s my choice to have sex before marriage, to have sex outside of marriage…” Pretty messed up right? The message that most people got from this video was that it’s ok from women to have sex outside of marriage. Everyone ignoring all the good things the video spoke off, because of one poorly chosen sentence. Of course like Priyanka, Deepika immediately came out with a statement, refuting the fact that she supports infidelity.
Both women didn’t mean harm, but as celebrities they have a duty to set an example. Gender relations in India are at a crossroads. While women empowerment is the need of the hour, this should be done at cost of putting down the male gender. Our celebrities have the power to make a real difference in getting us a step closer to gender equality, but as Uncle Ben once told Spiderman so rightly “With great power comes great responsibility”.
Feminism in India has picked up a lot of momentum in the last few years which could have been a good thing. Except unfortunately, with many women it has taken the wrong form, male bashing. Male bashing is basically sexism against men and blaming men for everything that is wrong from global warming to their cars breaking down. It does nothing for gender relations as it leads to constant discontent between the two. While I do believe feminism in its purest form is a good thing (it believes in equality of genders) I find it painful to deal with extremist feminists or Feminazis as they are called. Don’t hate on either gender! Jesting and making fun of each other is all good but both sides often take it too far.
While I doubt this mindset will change anytime soon, this video I stumbled upon shows some honest/funny reactions of men hearing some very strong anti-male quotes. Which will give you a good laugh. Hopefully women will see the funny side to this video too.
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