In a heart-shattering study it has been revealed that women are more violent compared to men and still we have only anti-male laws and attitudes.
“Bruised and battered husbands have been complaining for years and now the biggest research project of its kind has proved them right. When it comes to domestic confrontation, women are more violent than men.“
“Dr George will argue that men have been abused by their wives since Elizabethan times. He uses examples such as the actor John Wayne, beaten by his wife Conchita Martinez, and Humphrey Bogart battered by his wife Mayo Methot, as well as Abraham Lincoln whose wife Mary who broke his nose with a lump of wood.“
“His research is backed up by historical records which show that men who were beaten by their wives were publicly humiliated in a ceremony called a “skimmington procession”. The procession was named after the ladle used to skim milk during cheese making. Dr George has also unearthed a plaster frieze in Montacute House in Somerset that depicts a wife hitting her husband over the head followed by a “skimmington” ceremony.“
Now, the next question that arises is,
When is the Indian Government going to wake up and conduct a real study of the problems faced by Indian men especially in marriages?
Every 8.55 minutes, a married man commits suicide, who will take care of men?
Is it time to wake up?
The Hon’ble Minister of Parliamentary affairs,
Sub: Prayer to constitute a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe suspicious behavior demonstrated by the Government during drafting, pushing amendments under pressure and not adhering to the established process of following principles of natural justice while framing of the Marriage law amendment bill 2010.
We wish to bring forth to your notice the brief summary of facts
The Marriage law amendment bill 2010 has been mired in a lot of controversy and it is strongly believed that the government is acting under severe pressure from a handful of women’s groups to include extremely ultra vires amendments in this proposed legislations. We, through this petition would like to bring to the notice of your good offices the alleged violations in the law making process, that are established in a democracy. We further pray the immediate formation of a Joint Parliamentary committee to probe these alleged violations as have been highlighted below.
Subject: India’s First Men’s Rights Community Center announces its first anniversary celebrations.
About Confidare Community Center:
Confidare India Men’s Rights Community Center, an initiative by Confidare Consultancy LLP is the first of its kind of concept in India. This center is an outcome of men’s rights movement in India. Confidare Community Center is established by some of the most prominent Men’s Rights Activists of India. These activists have spoken to and have made a difference to more than 3000 abused men in the last couple of years. These activists have also worked to bring great sensitivity to the issue of marital problems facing men.
Confidare Community Center provides guidance and coaching to abused and victimized men. These are the men who not only face bad and abusive marriages but many unfortunate ones also end up fighting cases of dowry/domestic-violence containing false and fabricated allegations. Experts at the center provide moral and emotional support to these victimized men who have nowhere to go and face a lot of discrimination in the society and the legal system.
It reminds me of that obnoxious fish curry we had encountered in Chickmaglur (Central Karnataka) as I go through the reporting about the upcoming Marriage Laws Amendment Bill (2010) popularly known as the “Marriage Amendment Draft Bill” or the “MAD Bill” in the men’s rights community and I can’t help but share that incident of fish curry before I move on to the actual topic of the article at hand.
So, the story goes like this. Three of us had gone for a road trip to Chickmaglur. After about 4 to 5 hours of driving, we were feeling hungry and reached a place where we found a restaurant. Not seeing any other option, we entered it, though it didn’t look that great. After initial inquiry, it turned out that the fancy menu on display at the walls was just for “display”. So, exasperated we told the waiter, “Get whatever you have”. So, he asked if he could get a thali for us. We nodded and he started getting the items provided in a thali.