Inequality on the ground of gender or Gender discrimination is the most basic
issue from the very beginning. Even though society thinks that women suffer from
the inequality prevailing in society, I am going to argue against this. All
traditional gender stereotypes are making men suffer more than women. Societal
pressure and expectations affect a man’s health. All the aspiring feminists are
talking about equal rights, but they never pay much care about equal
responsibilities. An incident brought light to this problem. A man filed a
petition in the supreme court because he was directed to pay monthly allowance
to his wife after divorce (discussed below).
This case made people realize that sexual abuse and harassment are a man’s issue too.But societal expectations
about what it means to “be a man” cause a survivor to suppress his trauma.
Irrespective of the fact that there are no law or rules to support men, there
are many laws which are made to blindly trust women. All these problems faced by
men are so neglected that there are not enough resources to study even on the
In this world, where women are getting equivalent training, business openings,
and equivalent wages (in the vast majority of the nations). They are as yet
anticipating that men should pay for their extravagant life. This mindset is
supported by our Indian law system. According to Section 125 CRPC Citation The
\l 16393 (1), the Husband is entitled to provide maintenance to his wife and
minor kids even after divorce.
This arrangement not just disregards general
rights, which is titled in article 14 and article 15 of Indian Constitution
Citation The1 \l 16393 (2),it additionally prompts mental worry because of
monetary weight. There is a case that shows discrimination on the ground of
gender, without any reasonable clarification. A man filed a petition against the
supreme court that he has been obligated to provide maintenance to his wife
without taking note that he was merely a high school graduate and currently
unemployed. On the other hand, his wife with a healthy mind and body, a graduate
in English, sociology, and psychology, denies earning a living for herself
Citation Liv \l 16393 (3). In earlier times, women were not used to working, and
then men were in charge of the payments.
However, presently when women are giving
an intense challenge to men in every segment, they ought to figure out how to
take care of their tabs. It is still known that if a man pays the bill then he
is a “gentleman”. In a survey, it is found that 39% of women wish men to reject
their offer to pay on their first date while 44% bother when men expect them to
pay Citation Hol17 \l 16393 (4).
It is not right that men always pay for
expensive dinner and women just enjoy the food. Not only for food but women
expect men to pay for movies, condoms, etc. Nowadays men also use products
(hygiene and beauty related), but they do not demand them for free like women do
(like sanitary pads, tampons, etc).
Under the Hindu Succession Act Citation The
\l 16393 (5), the will of a deceased child goes to the mother and not to the
father. If fathers are supposed to pay for them then it should be a father's
right on the property.
Sexual abuse, rape, and harassment is a major problem. And historically, it was
meant and defined as a crime against women. Abuse against men is considered
taboo. People still think that men cannot be raped. Conservative thinking of
society that ‘men don’t cry’ and ‘men are strong enough to protect themselves’
is the sole reason why men do not report them being raped or harassed. One out
of six men is sexually abused at some point in their lives, it is most probably
a low estimate as most men suffer in silence.
At a youthful age, men are
informed that they cannot be, or even seem frail. The essential thought that men
cannot be mishandled or bugged, adds to the sex imbalance. Men do endure all
types of savagery and it is more terrible for them because in general, they do
not address their agony. It is accepted that being manhandled or bothered does
not have an indistinguishable effect on men from what it has on women. Be that
as it may, the fact of the matter is the impacts are the same on both the sexual
orientations. The shame or doubt of society influences men rationally and
prompts misery, self-destructive idea, substance misuse, foolish conduct, and so
on. It influences their education and vocation too.
Most of the rules and Indian laws exceptionally support females. There are no
acknowledgment of male maltreatment and police scarcely record an FIR Citation Dav \l 16393 (6).
point when a dissident argues that assault laws ought to be sexually unbiased,
women activists revealed that it will lessen the estimation of such laws and it
will be confounded for judges in court.
Aside from the way that there are no standards for men, there are laws that are
made to aimlessly confide in ladies. Section 113b of the Indian Evidence Act
Citation The1 \l 16393 (7) says that if women kill herself within 7 years of
marriage, it ought to be implied that it is a direct result of endowment weight
from in-laws. As indicated by IPC 498A, men and his family are considered
Women can send their in-laws to imprison in a bogus
endowment body of evidence just by recording FIR against them Citation Ind1 \l
16393 (8). It has been discovered that just 4% of these cases go to court and
just 2% are liable. Men's rights activists said that local maltreatment against
men is not less than women and the suicide rate among men is twice what it is
worth in ladies.
The Indian laws which are intended to secure ladies are these
days used to bother and blackmail spouses. Additionally, the Government is
against men in settlement and child authority cases. There is an ongoing case
that supports the explanation that women are utilizing the law as a weapon to
blame men which was intended to ensure them.
In Amity University, Noida, a girl
dishonestly charged 2 boys. Those 2 boys were fiercely thrashed by 20 companions
of girls, as a result of a slight verbal battle about parking. At the point when
those boys went to file a complaint, it was discovered that the girl had just
filed a harassment case against them Citation Ind19 \l 16393 (9). Studies
demonstrated that over 80% of attack cases are phony.
As per law, if a kid
underneath the age of 16 engages in sexual relations with a girl of the same age
then he is considered an attacker notwithstanding that the sex is consensual.
Rebuffing kids is complete shamefulness and separation on the grounds of gender.
There is no power applied as the sex was consensual. What is more, the judgment
ought not to be given on the grounds of manipulation as they are of the same age
so deductively the psychological degree of two of them is the same.
Misandry is the unnoticed problem which almost every man is facing. And solving
this problem is not that easy as it is with women. Women should start paying for
themselves. All the laws or rules which blindly favour women should be abolished
or edited. Like women want men to give them support while fighting for equal
rights, they should support men for their equal responsibility fight.Individuals
should bring light to the issue, by ending the silence and urge men to share
their issues. Policemen should not make men feel like it is an impossible thing
when they file a complaint against harassment, rape, or sexual abuse.
policemen but the family members should also break the stereotypes that men
cannot be weak or cannot cry. Government officials are needed to investigate
completely before putting a tag of a rapist on boys. Family of both men and
women go through the same problems in these types of problems, so it is unfair
to give privileges to women. All these biased laws were made at a time when
women were not getting equal rights, opportunities, freedom. Now when women are
not suffering, these laws, stereotypes, and mindsets should be changed.
Written By: Vanshika Mittal
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