#MeToo Movement – Fact or Farce/Support or Mock
It’s been more than two months since #MeToo movement started in India and a lot has been said and written about it. The major impact of the movement till date is the resignation of a minister in central government.
However, at the same time, we see that there are questions popping around the legitimacy and truthfulness about the revelations made by women who suffered.
I think its high time that we, the male fraternity, should admit that we were at fault and not in our best conduct rather than putting questions or laughing around which weaken the movement. Rather than being offensive or uncomfortable, we should provide our unconditional support which will ultimately help in breaking the status quo.
It’s a fact that we are so much pre-conditioned that many a times we don’t realize that something is wrong just because its so widespread and prevalent, until unless somebody points a finger at it, same is the case with this movement.
Social media is swarming with jokes and memes mocking this movement, which indicates that people are still not serious about the issue. However, there are other aspects which need to be looked.
First, it is disheartening to note that most of the complaints are coming from the sectors which are known to be very vocal and supportive for the gender-based issues, it shows that people are not practicing what they are preaching.
Second, this also somehow validate the allegation that film and fashion industries are involved in the objectification of women, either though the means of songs which are disrespectful towards women or using them as props for advertisement of the goods which are not even intended to be used by women, which in long run lessen the respect towards women in general. But no matter what, such acts are condemnable and not a sign of healthy working society. It takes lot of courage to speak out when the perpetrators belong to who’s who of the society, therefore we should support the movement so that it does not run out of steam. It may be possible that no one is convicted as these being very old cases and its difficult to prove the allegations now but at least this will help in creating a fear in the male dominated work places that one cannot just go away by doing anything of such nature, which itself is a big achievement of this movement.
क्या यह ख़बर/ लेख आपको पसंद आया ? कृपया कमेंट बॉक्स में कमेंट भी करें और शेयर भी करें ताकि ज्यादा लोगों तक बात पहुंचे
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Dr. S Zeyaul Abrar Husain is a research scientist, currently working in a multinational company. He writes about social and political issues in country on various platforms like Milli Gazette, Qaumi Awaz, Democracia.in, Hastakshep.com etc.