In 2014, UN Women has started a campaign called “HeForShe” by Emma Watson giving a speech in UN about how important it is for men to come forward and talk about women’s rights. If we think it is Emma who came up with this brilliant idea you will be wrong. Because this was taken up by a UN resolution long back in the 90s. Earlier there were many ways the UN tried to have men’s role defined in women empowerment. In 2011, in a survey on masculinity in India, UN agencies showed how Indian men by ICRAW
So far you may be thinking all this is without any gender bias and is aimed at creating gender equality. Well, not so much. If we look at the IMAGES survey findings we understand there were many areas found where men needed help. For example. Men do not ask for help when needed, they are more prone to alcohol addiction. But the UN never took up any program to help men, but instead, their focus had been to use these men, neglect them and talk about women’s rights ONLY.
The HeForShe campaign is also no exception. Well, for those of you who have seen the initial Emma Watson version of HeForShe video you might be excited that she spoke about men’s rights as well. She did speak about how men get discriminated against at times and then she spoke about feminism being gender equality movement and it was the need for men to talk about women’s rights. The main two points she mentioned about discrimination against women are gender pay disparity and violence against women.
MRAs have busted the wage gap myth many times. I don’t think I should reiterate the same points here. But, if that pay gap ever existed then all corporates would have employed only women employees. Also, violence against women has always been talked about but not violence against men by women. Even though Emma spoke about the same she wanted men to talk only about violence against women and not the opposite or both.
Now for those male feminists who are proud of this UN initiative HeForShe and from the discussion so far if you are convinced that feminism is about equality, I will request you to go back to Emma’s video again. See how Emma points out to the fact that feminism is being hated by everyone today especially by women and that is why the gender parity needed to be implemented.
I will explain what went wrong here. For those who regularly do research on feminism know that WomenAgainstFeminism is a movement that started in early 2014 and that had taken the world to the storm. Women debunking feminism theories including feminist created rape hysteria became a concern for all. This movement proved feminism as a movement of male hatred, bigotry, female chauvinism and sexual enslavement of men. This was the reason people realized that feminists are actually hateful women who hate even women when they don’t like feminism. The way women from WomenAgainstFeminism movement were threatened worldwide told many that feminists were terrorists in disguise. Since feminists were exposed in such a way and since women started mocking feminism as a movement of losers, feminists felt the need to re-brand themselves. Hence the movement called HeForShe. This clearly showed that the UN realized that their feminist agendas will not be successful anymore and hence they needed to create a more egalitarian approach to gender roles.
Coming to the HeForShe campaign, from the campaign page we get to know that from the beginning feminism had been a movement led by women, but now men also need to talk about women rights and hence the campaign HeForShe. This page also shows that men have started talking about women’s rights only recently and they needed to be encouraged to talk about the same. After seeing these two reasons for creating HeForShe campaign on the campaign page, I was wondering who gave women equal voting rights in Europe or in the US? Who created job opportunities for women in those countries or who were all those male feminists who fought in parliaments of different countries to pass laws favouring women? In India, we had Raja Rammohon Roy abolishing Sati or Ishawrchandra Vidyasagar starting marriage of widows or advocating and working for women’s education. We had Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose inducting women in Azad Hind but none of these was even considered by UN as work for women rights. The men who had worked tirelessly to fight against the social bias existing during their times are completely ignored by feminists today when they say men have started talking about women’s rights only recently.
This is not a surprise for me. Having known feminists for some time now and seeing their actions we anti-feminist men understand feminists are like that. Now for the feminist men need to understand that no matter what they do for women’s rights, feminists will always undermine their efforts.
Another example is Deepika Padukone’s My Choice video. Initially, feminists were proud of it and even male feminists like the MARD team proudly shared that video on their FB page. But the people reaction to the video that exposed feminism completely had cautioned feminists quickly. They initially tried to reduce Deepika’s video to a light-hearted joke. But people were not fooled by that and more and more people became anti-feminists thanks to that video. MRAs were jubilant, too –
So feminists chose a convenient way of blaming men for the video. One male feminist had scripted the original My Choice video and he became the target this time. The video was termed as patriarchal oppression.
This is another hard slap to men who work for women’s rights. Now in this video which is written purely in a feminist way exposes feminism completely. Once again you can hear about nudity, lesbianism, male hatred, right to kill the fetus, right to adultery etc. This video goes one step ahead of Deepika’s video and claims the right to live on oneself and use one’s hand for sexual pleasure. This clearly shows feminism is NOT about equal rights at all. It is about some frustrated, lonely, sexually bored criminal women who want to promote everything as their right. Have you ever heard or seen any men’s rights activist demanding the same as their right? Have you ever seen any man talking about killing his child as a right?
Guys, if you are aware of what feminism is all about and if you are scared about the same The UN agenda of HeForShe is coming to haunt you in your cities, colleges, universities, workplaces. It will also target our MPs from May 2015. Under this agenda, UN Women is going to create strong internationally funded programs to influence men and boys to talk about women or in other words creating misandry by using men. MARD team is already inducted into this campaign and they had the first round of visit to IIT Indore.
If any of you so-called proud male feminists think that this campaign is for equality because UN Women or some powerful men may be talking about it now, remember how the same campaign had ignored the good work done by legendary men to empower women. If the contributions of the likes of Raja Rammohan Roy, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar or Netaji or other international leaders are ignored by feminists today, if the scriptwriter of My Choice video is shown middle finger, you are the next. Dear men and boys, before you engage in this campaign ask yourself these questions- could patriarchy save the three innocent men in Rohtak bus incident? And if patriarchy could not save men, will feminism ever save a man suffering from domestic violence by the wife? Will the UN ever ask the government to give an equal share in the wife’s property to the husband?
I know none of the answers to the above questions will be yes. So, you know that the campaign HeForShe is actually a campaign to use men for creating misandry and more misandry in society. Because most women no longer associate themselves with feminism, it is the need of the hour to use men to keep the UN business going. If you get trapped in this, get ready to see their middle finger very soon.
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