19th July 2005 – The Honorable Supreme Court of India passed a landmark judgement in which it said that “Misuse of Section 498A against men and their families unleashes a new form of Legal Terrorism against them”.
Not only did the Supreme Court acknowledge that the dowry law was being used to trap innocent men with false cases, a new coin was also termed for the same. And after that, various bloggers writing on men’s issues filed the internet with the phrase “Legal Terrorism”.
Today, 19th July 2017, 12 years hence, yet even in Section 498A, much hasn’t changed in India for men, let alone any other issues faced by men.
This book is a collection of short articles which draw references and inspiration from real life incidents, movie scenes, movie plots, newspapers, TV Media and otherwise. These articles focus on highlighting the various issues and problems that are faced by men over centuries and decades. The articles also challenge pervert social mind-sets which make men disposable, vulnerable and risk their lives without any gratitude. The articles raise important questions about social notions which stereotype men and jeopardize their peaceful existence.
The book also aims to create awareness about men’s problems and seeks to reduce suicides by men by creating a more male-friendly society. The book intends to create awareness in the society about the psyches and sensibilities of men which are currently like unlocked secrets for the society.
Being locked, society has a perception that even if a man faces problems, either he is at fault and deserves it or at best, is competent enough to handle them and does not need a support structure. Such a mind-set does not create a conducive communication atmosphere for men to express their issues and concerns. This book aims to work towards creating such an atmosphere for men.