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In India gender biased laws are created for empowering women. But most of the reasons given for creation of biased laws seem to be unjustified.
#1 – Patriarchy shows male dominance and women oppression – Male dominance was not enforced on the society, rather it was part of evolution and natural choice for survival of mankind. Even today, mostly men die to save common human beings from all natural disasters.
#2 – Patriarchy imposes restrictions on women’s movement – Patriarchy exists for survival of mankind. Restriction of women’s movement (in some cases) is mainly for saving them from danger rather than oppressing them. Women today can take up any responsibility they wish and reservation for them in various fields actually restricts deserving male candidates.
#3 – Women are more unsafe today, than they were before independence – The creation of a special section called “Crime Against Women” itself denies men safety from those crimes committed against them. Simply because these crimes are committed against women doesn’t mean they are not committed against men. Absence of any recording mechanism denies the right to safety and equal treatment to men.
#4 – Most women are subjected to domestic violence – Study also shows most senior citizens are abused by their daughter-in-laws. Men suffering from domestic violence from women too but can’t even report. Women granted maintenance irrespective of their behavior in a marriage.
Patriarchy is never construed as bad when it provides free lunch to women or incriminates men just for being ‘MEN’.
#5 – Women are murdered in womb, as infants – We understand this is most successfully created feminist myth when we see that – NCW wanted to raise legal age of abortion of a foetus, feminists demand killing of baby by the mother upto one year of child’s age as women’s right or how SatyaMevJayate team tries to tell lies about stories on foeticide.
#6 – Anyone who oppose women friendly laws is misogynist, insecure – This is being said about the men who are branded as criminals on marriage and many of whom are highly educated. These men spend money from their pocket to help victims in need, give them free legal consultation or take leave from work to stand by the innocent families jailed under false 498a.
These people shed tear with victims or stand by the woman who is raped by another woman but can’t get justice under feminist rules. (remember Pinki Pramanik case, the victim never got justice because the rapist was a woman. Women’s groups in this case fought for the rapist and not for the victim).
#7 – Men are physically stronger, don’t need legal empowerment – These two are different aspects of life and can’t be mixed. Can we live a good life simply by eating good food and not sleeping well? It is time to realize this. Using force against women is anyways a crime.
#8 – Even with women friendly laws, women are unsafe, gender neutral laws will endanger them – Crime is not gender dependent. To instill public confidence in our legal system, we need legal and police reforms, else criminal women like Rohtak Sisters will continue to take bravery award for being cruel to other women or men.
#9 – Stricter laws ensure that no one commits the crime – If it was the case, then murders that invites death penalty, would have been stopped. Today an ordinary Indians like the Nagaland guy is lynched on false complaint but Tarun Tejpal still not punished for committing the same crime.
In India there are many reasons given for creation of gender biased laws. Looks like these are only myths and are set to destroy our society later.