The “haath mei chudiyan pehenna” metaphor has been a longstanding defender of not just misogyny against women, but also toxic masculinity.
As far as Indian society is concerned, husbands are deified in marriages. So how can a person near to God be shorter? Right?
A simp is a person who does way too much for someone they like. And although the original term never specifies a gender, simp is usually used to exclusively describe men, and men’s behaviour towards women.
In this piece, we want to respond to some reviews that have dismissed Chaman Bahar as a film as another version of ‘toxic masculinity’.
Why do men have to be tough all the time? Why is it that anything other than that is a sign of weakness? What is it that is keeping us away from doing that actually gives us happiness?
This documentary starts an important conversation in a land which is a hotbed of masculinity starting from a martial history to enlistment in the army.
“Men being violated by woman defies misogynistic norms. This isn’t well accepted in a society like ours,” says a teen.
The petition states that Netflix should have included a disclaimer about the sexual violence within the film, and wants it removed permanently.
Many of the things that define us as ‘Indian’ be it Bollywood, or arranged marriages, or caste or our festivals etc – all of these things often have unequal gender relations weaved through them
It is alarming to see boys in their teens discuss gang-rape, objectify women and pass lewd remarks against young girls. Adults play a much larger role in shaping behaviour of young-adults, than they may want to concede. Easier to blame it on bad company, than ourselves, isn’t it?
There is so much we want the Hindi films to do differently in 2020, or in a lot of cases, chuck away altogether.
Prevention work must be gender-transformative, actively challenging sexist and unhealthy aspects of masculinity and gender roles. It must be done in partnership with women’s rights efforts