By all means, come up with your concerns and fight for your rights, but you would be trivialising women's issues, by bringing in your set of problems to the discussion. I don't like women's issues being diluted. Men and women face different kinds of oppression.
Women are fighting for rights now. So, let's keep the debate in the present, so it remains relevant. Past tyrannies are not up for discussion.
I am a veteran's wife, and I know the patriotic fervour that men and women of our Armed Forces display. Do not belittle their sacrifices, by raising doubts on their patriotism. I see that as an insult. You have no idea of the lives they live. So, don't judge without having walked in those shoes. Men, who join the Services, know what they are signing up for.
The number of men who want to be stay-at-home dads and husbands is minuscule. The numbers do not warrant a discussion. As long as they are comfortable doing what they do, it should be fine. Why do they bother about society? Ignore.
Please note, I did not mention women were denied promotion – I spoke about not allowed to join the combat forces, being part of the real fighting force, they were instead relegated to auxiliary positions. Lady Officers in the Navy cannot sail (get posted) on warships, because of various factors.
I think society needs to sort out the big issues that daunt women, before going into fancy debates.
Women today are asking for a life of dignity. The #MeToo campaign should be an eye-opener to what every woman goes through. Sexual harassment is not something that we must endure or be accepted to live with. Rape should not even be an option for a man. Equal wages for the same work is not asking for the skies. Opportunities and freedom from age-old shackles – I think women are justified in asking for what's due. Men need lessons in gender sensitisation. Why should women have to feel threatened by men?
In the country's premier colleges of technology, women students are locked inside their hostel at 20:00 hours. They can't attend seminars and guest lectures, can't take part in events that ask for night long sessions of brainstorming. These are not minors. Men in the same campus enjoy freedom. Is someone who has qualified a major entrance exam, at the All India level, not capable of making decisions in their personals lives? Do they have to be imprisoned, for their safety? Why not educate the men – that's a demand feminist make. In comparison to all that women go through a man fighting for his freedom to be a stay-at-home husband is petty. The issues that you raise are isolated, whereas almost 100% women go through similar problems.
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