In the year 2019 where a revolution for equal rights of women is at its peak, the flames for equal rights of men are being ignited sideways. Where in most parts of the world active work is under construction for the upliftment of women, the better half is being adversely affected. I agree that we cannot make a fair and peaceful world no matter what but we can at least try to knit society with equal and logical amendments.
Hypocrisy in MTV Roadies
We the teens of India are aware of a National TV reality show called Roadies which has always been a place of controversies, discussions and people going gaga over the participants. It is also a big platform for encouraging hypocrisy in every possible form. We being the youth learn ‘the most paramount’ skills like manipulation, seeking attention, gaining sympathy and using social issues as an opportunity to highlight oneself.
How can you expect anything better from a show where there are contestants like Preeti Singh who claims to have slapped numerous of her ex-boyfriends because they allegedly spoke ill of her family. How does that give her the right to physically abuse her ex? Maybe I’m disrespecting her skills because she said that she slapped 3 of her previous boyfriends while the others were beaten up. This act was in fact appreciated and she was said to act it out with a ball.
Next came Monu Guzar who said that he too had slapped one of his girlfriends reason unknown because he wasn’t allowed to complete as the gang leaders bashed him up with comments. He was asked about the worst career option for women and he said the film industry which was again attacked by Prince and others. Leave alone the tasks he was served among which included putting hands into burning sand and dipping his face into cow dung cake.
Now the question being asked is how come Preeti’s act was accepted but Monu’s was rejected? Does slapping and physically abusing boys represent feminism? If Monu’s opinion was that the film industry isn’t a good option for girls then what is wrong with that? He had to choose something or the other whatsoever and when so many actresses and models are opening up about the evil side of the industry, it can be an appropriate answer to someone.
Katy Perry’s act
Other similar examples include The 2019 edition of American Idol which rose in the news after Katy Perry kissed one of the contestants on the lips. Benjamin Glaze entered for his audition with a guitar, all nervous. During his auditions, he was asked if he had ever kissed a girl to which he replied that he hasn’t and that he is saving it for someone perfect. But it went beyond bounds when Katy Perry called Benjamin for a peck on a cheek and then tricked him for a kiss on lips. He fell back and was totally amazed. He asked for water and then continued with his performance which unfortunately couldn’t win him a ticket.
Now think about a similar situation and just change the genders. Or compare it with the controversy of Papon in a reality show back in 2018.
There have been numerous examples of hypocrisy especially in 2018-19 starting from Hardik Pandya at Koffee with Karan, Deepika Padukone’s women empowerment statement, PC’s statement about wanting a mate only for the purpose of childbirth and of course the ‘Aunty’. Well, that could be another blog about hypocrisy. Not that I support her statements but there were things that went wrong.
• 40% of men are victims of domestic violence. Do not believe me? Click here. Did you know that double the number of men commit suicide each year if compared to women?
• 70% among the homeless people are men. Click here
• In the USA, 53% cases of sexual crimes reported were of men (since India doesn’t recognize sexual crimes against men, hence there is no proper statistics regarding this and yes, I was shocked by these stats myself). Also, there are approx 60,000 cases takes place each year according to (U.S. Department of Justice
• Male suicide rates are twice compared to women says wiki.
• In Delhi, 53.2% of rape cases turned out to be false whereas in Jaipur 43% turned out to be fake. According to the TOI of 2016, 53% of reported rape cases in India are false. Leave alone the cases like dowry, violence and sexual abuse. We all know what happened about to the 2015 Delhi Harassment Case.
This blog will be continued forward as an upcoming episode Stay tuned and this series will be broken down into segments as this is a long and debatable topic to cover. Stay tuned.
Also, Read from accountable sources
53.2 per cent rape cases filed between April 2013-July 2014 false, says DCW
Does India have a problem with false rape claims?
Disclaimer: I support no criminal act including rapes, assaults etc. Also not speaking in the support of Monu or Papon or anybody. I have no grudges against women empowerment and have played an active role in it. All the mentioned data are collected from accountable sources. Please read carefully before judging.