Archive for August, 2013

Anti-men Sexual Harassment at Workplace Law

August 4, 2013

Men’s Rights Movement opposes the Sexual Harassment at Workplace Law, 2010. The law is patently anti-men and does not take into consideration the views raised Men’s Rights Activist. The proposed Act is gender biased. It only takes into consideration the grievances raised by women, and wholly ignores the men victim of sexual harassment.
The Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said the objective was to enact a comprehensive legislation to provide safe, secure and enabling environment free from all forms of sexual harassment to every woman, irrespective of her age or employment status. But in effect the bill is making “workplace” a dangerous place for men to work.
The definition of the proposed offence is so wide that almost anything can be alleged as sexual harassment. It includes unwelcome sexual behavior, sexually determined behavior, conduct which interfere with work, humiliating conduct. These terms means different thing to different people. Even men face such behavior at workplace. In view of this definition of sexual harassment, there is no justification of making it a gender biased Act against men.
The proposed inquiry committee consists of senior level women committed to the cause of women, women employees committed to the cause of women, representative of NGO committed to the cause of women. If so many members in the committee are committed to the cause of women, such committee cannot be impartial in the inquiry against a man. We fear that inquiry by such committee shall be prejudicial to men, prejudicial to truth and prejudicial to justice.
The proposed Act gives anonymity to the complaint, but no such anonymity is being given to the man against who complained has been filed. It will result in character assassination of man, defamation of man and will result in grave prejudice to men.
The provision of punishment of false accuser is worded in such manner that false accusation cannot be established in any case. Further, no provision for complained by men against false complaint or intimidation of false complaint has been provided in the bill. Further, there is no provision for compensation for falsely accused man has been made in the bill.
Men’s Rights Movement demands that to stop menace of sexual harassment at workplace, a gender neutral bill be brought which provides for unbiased and fair inquiry. The law must punishes the wrong doer, and must also protect the innocent and compensate the innocent accused adequately.

Why Do We Need a Men’s Rights Movement

August 1, 2013

Feminist often ask us why we need Men’s rights. Here are a few reasons:
I need men’s rights because when she changed her mind the next day, I went to jail
I need men’s rights because I was the victim of abuse but nobody believed me;
I need men’s rights because I am less likely to go to college, and if I do, I will make less money than my female contemporaries;
I need men’s rights because the president sees the shrinking number of men in colleges across America as “a great success”;
I need men’s rights because people question if I am a predator when I am alone with my child;
I need men’s rights because a man’s appearance, height, and weight has a greater affect on his income than it does for a woman;
I need men’s rights because saying “it’s impossible to discriminate against men in our society” allows people to discriminate with impunity;
I need men’s rights because traditionally masculine characteristics are virtues not flaws;
I need men’s rights because the likelihood of my death coming by suicide is four times higher than it is for women, though I receive little support;
I need men’s rights because it is not considered bigoted or sexist to deny me a male safe space at my college by those who have possessed their own safe spaces for decades;
I need men’s rights because it is assumed that a meeting of men in a male safe space is automatically going to devolve into hateful sexism and violence;
I need men’s rights because broad gender-wide slurs against men are socially accepted;
I need men’s rights because my life, career, reputation and connection with my family can be easily destroyed by a single, false and anonymously whispered accusation;
I need men’s rights because when women stumble blame rests on society, but when men stumble it is their fault;
I need men’s rights because in my physically demanding career, I am expected to do much more work for “equal” pay;
I need men’s rights because it is fine to call me a “dick”, a “cock”, or a “prick” on the street or on television; a woman must never be called a “cunt”;
I need men’s rights because talk-shows think it’s funny if I am wounded or sexually mutilated by a woman;
I need men’s rights because while the rape of a woman is properly regarded as a crime, the rape of a man is funny;
I need men’s rights because mutilation of male infants is considered normal – and those arguing for the protection of male infants from mutilation are regularly slandered as anti-semites and bigots;
I need men’s rights because my sexuality is routinely characterized as violent pathology, rather than as a natural part of my human identity;
I need men’s rights because women assume it’s my fault if I am assaulted by a woman;
I need men’s rights because people think it is irresponsible to have me work around children;
I need men’s rights because I have the right to the same sexual sovereignty given to women;
I need men’s rights because I believe that the feminist idea that a woman in the United States is equally oppressed as a woman in Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia in cruel and insulting;
I need men’s rights because I should not be ashamed of my sexuality;
I need men’s rights because women who find me unattractive will shame me can call me creepy for politely interacting with them, and they will be praised for this cruelty;
I need men’s rights because I was sexually harassed by several drunk women twice my age and everyone at the party thought it was funny;
I need men’s rights because my size and strength is commonly used to pretend that I am violent, which I am not;
I need men’s rights because if I am small or weak doesnt mean I have a Napoleon complex;
I need men’s rights because the type of car I drive does not give you the right to shame me or belittle me;
I need men’s rights because I have the right to associate with other men without legal action forcing me to allow women, too;
I need men’s rights because if I am assaulted by my spouse, and I attempt to seek help, I risk arrest, imprisonment and life-long censure – even if I do not defend myself, even I am seriously injured while she is untouched;
I need men’s rights because I earned my accomplishments; they were not given to me by a fictitious masculine conspiracy;
I need men’s rights because I have a right to be a father for my own children;
I need men’s rights because, as a man, I am much more likely to be physically assaulted than a woman;
I need men’s rights because I will be chastised as a coward, and a failed man if I do not sacrifice my life to save a woman in a time of crisis;
I need men’s rights because laws exist that demand harsher penalties for men for the same crime;
I need men’s rights because I have no lobbying voice in congress;
I need men’s rights because, as a man, I am more than 9 times more likely to be killed at work than a woman;
I need men’s rights because I am more likely to die young, and much less money is being spent on my health problems;
I need men’s rights because, if I am killed in an accident, people will care less than if a woman or a child is killed. News readers make this clear every time they utter the phrase “women and children”;
I need men’s rights because society believes that my life is worth less than a woman’s;
I need the men’s rights movement, because I am a human being.
And finally, I need the men’s rights movement, because when I attempt to address any of these issues, my co-workers, my government, my media, my peers, my family, and the larger society I am a part of rises in unanimous voice to condemn me as a monster – simply for claiming my humanity.

Men are human being too- and they have a right to fight for their rights as much as any group of people.