Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD), Mrs. Krishna Tirath made a claim that 90% of Indian women are housewives who do not get any salary for the housework that they do and hence her proposal of forcing husbands to pay salary to their wives must be considered.
Media gave wide coverage to her views and Tirath mentioned that within six months the proposal would be sent for review to the Govt. Even other feminists and women’s rights activists started dancing around the proposal with some calling it ridiculous, some welcoming it, and some even going to the extent of saying that instead of salary, share in property should be given.
The bottom line for all this was very simple. Feminists want a free run for women and that too at the cost of men. The irony of the fact is, society supports this stance of feminists, against men, including men themselves.
However, coming back to the article, an application under the Right to Information Act, 2005 was filed before the Honorable Union Minister of Women and Child Development, asking them the data based on which the conclusion that 90% of Indian women are unpaid housewives was arrived at.
After a few initial hiccups, the reply that was received from the ministry was that they had no such data to backup Krishna Tirath’s statements.
- 1. So, when a Union Minister can lie in public without any data and wants to get laws passed based on hallucinated assumptions, should we trust such a Government?
- 2. Is it not high time that gender biased anti-male laws and proposals should not be over-hyped by the media if they aren’t backed by proper and credible data?
- Is it not time to pass saner laws which reflect the real condition of the society and not something which is blindly relied upon due to stereotypical social assumptions?