Gynocentric behavior in men – the biggest hurdle to their liberation

The news of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) appointing a woman driver named V. Saritha has been making rounds these days. And the news is that she is the first ‘woman’ driver of DTC. Prior to this, uncountable number of men have applied for jobs, got them and toiled to drive the buses. But accolades? None; however, one woman joins and it becomes the talk of the town. Keeping this example aside, lets more forward.

Oppression of men is ancient and a chronic social disease which has plagued societies since millennia. However, it has never been much of a concern because inherently men are protectors and feel glorified in protecting others, especially women, by sacrificing their own lives. Even though men are marvelous and have created wonders through innovations, discoveries and scientific application of thought, yet they somehow always feel like taking certification from women even when it is not required.

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Conservative mindset turning out to be socially counter-productive

Few days back I didn’t know about Uber cabs, but now I know it as the cab service banned for one alleged case of rape and I am still to believe my ears that for one unproved offense an entire organization can get banned. However, strange as truth is, this is actually happening.

So, let’s have a closer look at the Uber cabs case. Story goes that a heavily drunk and skimpily clad woman hires a cab and sensing opportunity, the cab driver allegedly rapes her as she was so drunk that she did not realize he was taking her to a deserted area where he raped her. And following day, there is a complaint, followed by a huge hue and cry in the media and the brouhaha resulted in the entire company getting banned from its operations all over India.

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Why Misandry (Male Hatred) is dangerous for the society?

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to justify crime or criminals, rather the article intends to understand the root cause and crux of crime in the society.

Lack of awareness of men’s rights, men’s issues, problems and an understanding of men’s rights is the biggest problem facing the men’s rights movement currently. The crux of the movement for men’s rights lies around eradication of male hatred from social mindset. Our existing social mindset judges men way too much. It loads men with expectations and gives very little acceptance to them as is reflected in the following statement:

“There is no limit to expectations from a man and there is no acceptance of the limitations of a man”

Such a mindset is precarious to the peaceful existence of men and forces the male world to be a violent one. Worst irony happens when the same men are held responsible for violence forgetting the fact that our social constructs have accorded the violent role of a Protector and that of a Bodyguard to a man. Should we want to stop violence, we must not accord the Violent Protector Role to men.

However, ongoing social trends suggest otherwise. Everywhere we see the glorification of the violent protector role of a man be it the Gillette’s ad “Soldier For Women” or ICICI Bank’s ad “Bande acche hain”.

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Press Release: All India Forgotten Women of India boycott observing International Women’s Day

Subject: All India Forgotten Women’s Association announces boycott of International Women’s Day

About All India Forgotten Women’s Association:

All India Forgotten Women’s Association (AIFWA), a group of bereaved, beleaguered, harassed, distraught and tortured women of India, has decided to boycott observing the International Women’s Day which happens to fall on the 8th of March. AIFWA gives a face and a voice to those mothers and sisters of husbands who have been harassed by women and women-centric laws and have nowhere to go. AIFWA gives a platform to women smitten by feminism to voice their woes and seek justice for the injustice done to them.

The Problem:

A lot of false cases are making their way to the courts under Section 498A (dowry law), Domestic Violence Act, various Maintenance sections in order to harass husband and his family and encash a bad marriage. These cases are primarily targeted to harass the husband and his family in order to coax them for an out of court settlement which more often than not involves huge alimony to the tune of millions and crores.

Often the entire family of the husband including small children, pregnant sisters, old parents, are named in the FIR in order to put pressure on the husband. It is ironical that, at the pretext of one woman, on average, 3 other women suffer who are the husband’s relatives.

Do you know?

  1. Every year close to 40,000 women are arrested in false dowry cases without trial or investigation on the basis of one uninvestigated complaint as per arrest data provided by the National Crime Record Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs.
  2. In the five years period from 2004 – 2009, close to 2,00,000 innocent women have been arrested in false dowry cases, while the British Government arrested just 20,000 women in 40 years as per arrest data provided by the National Crime Record Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs.
  3. Domestic Violence act has forced senior citizens to leave homes built by their own hard-earned money and live on footpaths and gurudwaras due to faulty orders of right to residence being passed against husband and his family.
  4. There is no provision of remedy for a woman harassed by her daughter-in-law or sister-in-law (brother’s wife).
  5. All the women-centric laws are, in reality, wife-centric laws and they discriminate amongst women and do not provide relief to mothers and sisters of husband when the wife and her family inflict violence onto them.
  6. As per study done by National Family Health Survey, women face 8 times more violence in their natal homes, at the hands of their mothers compared to that at the hands of their mothers-in-law post marriage.
  7. Every year more than 62000 husbands commit suicide as per data provided by the Home Ministry and not a single wife has been punished so far. None of the mothers or sisters of those men have received justice for the death of their sons or brothers.
  8. Feminists do not consider mothers and sisters of husband as women?
  9. When a distressed mother-in-law approaches the National Commission for Women for help, she is turned down as the alleged perpetrator is her daughter-in-law?
  10. These women have no platform to voice their concerns.

Boycott of International Women’s Day and Celebration of Forgotten Women’s Day

All India Forgotten Women’s Association have decided to boycott the “International Women’s Day” which falls on March 8th and have instead decided to observe “Forgotten Women’s Day” on March 9th, a day after International Women’s Day as a mark of protest against inter-gender and intra-gender discriminatory stands taken by feminists. The stands taken by feminists are just aimed at poisoning man-woman relationships in the society in order to monetize every intra-gender relationship under the cute name of “Women Empowerment”.

As the Govt. of India currently does not recognize the rights of these women, and passes laws as per the demands of the feminist lobby or the wife-centric lobby, these women have decided to call themselves as the “All India Forgotten Women’s Association” because amidst the feminist hoopla, the society/government/media has somewhere forgotten that mothers and sisters of husband are women too and need protection from abusive wives and their vicious and greedy families.

The Event

In order to mark the protest, register the boycott of International Women’s Day and observe the Forgotten Women’s Day, AIFWA announces a Dharna followed by peaceful protest march on the 9th of March 2013 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi (11:00 AM to 5:00 PM). Hundreds of mothers and sisters, supported by victimized husbands will be participating in the event to voice their grievances.

In spirit, they will be supported by thousands of members all over India belonging to various NGOs under the umbrella of the Save Indian Family (SIF) movement.

This event is being supported by at least 40 NGOs all over India like All India Mother-in-law Protection Forum (AIMPF), Mothers and Sisters Initiative (MASI), Mothers and Sisters of Husbands Against Abuse of Law (MASHAAL), Save Family Foundation (SFF), Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), Pati Pariwar Kalyan Samity (PPKS), Army Against Dowry Law Misuse (AADMI), Hridaya, SIFF Andhra Pradesh, SIFF Nagpur, Indian Family Foundation, Men’s Rights Association (MRA), Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting (CRISP) to name a few.

These NGOs are spread across the country in cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Mysore, Kanpur, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chandigarh, etc. and carry a cumulative strength of at least 50, 000 members who have been victimized by misuse of dowry laws and domestic violence laws.

Our Demands

AIFWA places the following demand on Forgotten Women’s Day before the society and Govt.

We want NCW/Government to define specifically what is meant by “Woman”. Is she a mother, Is she a sister, Is she a mother-in-law, Is she a sister-in-law or Is she only a Wife.

Define clearly “Woman” in your Bye Laws.

  • We demand a separate cell in NCW to look after the grievances of Mother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law. 
  • Every year more than 40,000 innocent women are arrested without any investigation over last 5 years under IPC Section 498A. We demand a public apology to these women, as the Government has done nothing to address the grievances of these women. 
  • Reform National Commission for Women and Women and Child Development Ministry to include mothers and sisters as women, in their definition of women. 
  • There is no law to protect a Woman from her son’s in laws. We demand a separate law for the protection of such Women.
  • Stop the discrimination against mothers and sisters of husband.
  • Stop the misuse of dowry laws and domestic violence laws.
  • Take steps to reduce suicides by Our Sons/Brothers.

Scrap all gender biased laws and bring in gender neutral laws only.

Sexist anti-male ad campaign by Gillette can potentially promote male suicides

Proctor and Gamble owned brand Gillette, the premium product company offering men’s shaving ranges has been running a sexist anti-male ad campaign trying to bank on the existing misandry (social hatred against men) in the society with a view to make hay while sun shines.

Little do they realize the fact that such campaigns only dampen their social image and turn men – their real customers – off and they must refrain from designing such campaigns?

Here is a video of their ad

Synopsis of the ad:

  1. Men must take up the role of a soldier in order to respect women.
  2. A nation prospers only when it respects its women.

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Who says Feminism is not all about spreading male hatred?

Feminism is indeed about male hatred For example, here are some quotes from famous feminists.
■“I feel that ‘man-hating’ is an honourable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.” – Robin Morgan, Ms. Magazine Editor
■“To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he’s a machine, a walking dildo.” -– Valerie Solanas
■“I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig.” — Andrea Dworkin
■“Rape is nothing more or less than a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear” — Susan Brownmiller
■“The more famous and powerful I get the more power I have to hurt men.” — Sharon Stone
■“In a patriarchal society, all heterosexual intercourse is rape because women, as a group, are not strong enough to give meaningful consent.” — Catherine MacKinnon
■“The proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race.” — Sally Miller Gearhart
■“Men who are unjustly accused of rape can sometimes gain from the experience.” – Catherine Comins
■“All men are rapists and that’s all they are” — Marilyn French
■“Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.” — Germaine Greer
If you’re going to say feminism is not a man-hating movement, I’m going to have to insist that you provide links either to sites showing feminists condemning the statements listed above, or feminists telling women to respect men as men.

Men’s Rights explained in brief

Is Men’s Rights Movement an Anti-women or anti-feminist Movement?

No. The answer is an emphatic No.

Then, why our tone sounds anti-feminist or even anti-women?

Because, feminists and even women do not like Men’s Rights and they oppose and try to sabotage Men’s Rights. Feminists want Men to change to 21st century, and yet they want men to fulfil their 16th century demands. Feminists are idiots. Society is critical about men and their behaviour. We are sometimes critical about women so that society sees negative sides of women as well.

Why women oppose Men’s Rights?

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