Saturday, July 4, 2020
Home Opinions #MeToo from where to where

#MeToo from where to where

Also Read

G Indira
Author of the book: The India I Know and of Hinduism. Publications in -charge Pragna Bharati Organisation, Hyderabad. Academician and free-lancer
 

#MeToo movement could successfully dislodge the Union State Minister MJ Akbar for his alleged past misdeeds of sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual misconduct is in commonplace in all the institutions hence, it is ubiquitous. Many women of conservative background also supported the movement, for, the issue at hand was the union minister, a constitutional head and therefore the protector of constitutional morality was said to have involved in the acts that were not appropriate to his position and violation of women’s rights. So, irrespective of the court’s verdict on the criminal defamation case he filed, he was tainted in the perception battle. Anyway, it’s all an old story. Now the application of mind should be on the future course of the movement that will have a greater impact on the society. The emboldened women in #MeToo who are all liberal in their thinking have a program. What could that be? What next? It is a dilemma.

Liberals in India ape the West in many ways. Liberalism entails all FREEDOMS. To put it bluntly, free to eat what they like, drink and also indulge in casual/consensual sex outside the marital bonds. I don’t say all liberals lead that kind of life. But they vouch for such freedom. They are all not immoral, but are amoral. For them, that way of life is not wrong and the Indian Constitution guarantees them.

The bedrock of the western Constitution is FREEDOM. India adopted the same principle. Freedom of thought, Freedom of expression, Freedom in dressing, Freedom of food, Freedom on one’s own body, that is, ‘my body, my choice’ kind. All agreed. These freedoms should not be used in breach, but should be used as a privilege. This doesn’t seem to be the case.

MJ Akbar is a product of liberal thought and application. His habits, as written by his ex-colleague-journalists amply testify that. The #MeToo women wouldn’t mind him being what he is privately but harassing them in the workplace was their grievance.

Most of the Indians are unaware of what the liberals stand for. The traditional Indians get shocked to hear what the liberals stand by. The ordinary women who are conservative by nature stick to certain family values. The kind of indulgences the liberals have, these people shun. They go by tradition but they understand to a limited extent what #MeToo movement is all about. They have no knowledge that the liberals are fighting against rape not only outside the marriage but within the marriage which is called ‘marital rape’! For them, adultry is no sin. Their fight for individual rights goes to dizzy heights.

Liberal women freely mingle with men in pubs and parties. They are close in exchanging greetings and hugs and kisses. Of course, as individuals it’s their prerogative to do what they like. Suddenly, they get livid and complain about their compatriot, another liberal to have touched or held their hand which is inappropriate to them. Who decides whether the touch is good or bad? Invariably a woman. For, a man, has no right to decide. He is always filled with ‘toxic-masculinity’.

 

Traditional wisdom coming from ages, that is, the wisdom handed over from generation to generation by our grandparents is a strict no, no to the liberal world. At least a part of it, which is relevant to our time, is also shunned.
Any sort of harassment against a woman is equivalent to a rape as per liberals. With this theory they alleged, Tarun Tejpal of Tehalka had committed an assault on his subordinate woman employee in the lift of 2-3 minute journey.

The other liberal men on whom recently sexually inappropriate behavior comments were made are: Chetan Bhagat, Suheil Seth, Jatin Das (the famous Nandita Dad’s father). The liberals are castrading themselves. They are strangulating their heads by a long rope made by themselves. The liberals must know India is in the old world with thousands of years old tradition and America is in the new world with only three-four hundred years of history.The rules that are applied in America cannot forcibly be applied here. If applied, the application is not good for India. That way # Me Too, a liberal movement, will slide to its natural death if it goes overboard.

  Support Us  

OpIndia is not rich like the mainstream media. Even a small contribution by you will help us keep running. Consider making a voluntary payment.

Trending now

G Indira
Author of the book: The India I Know and of Hinduism. Publications in -charge Pragna Bharati Organisation, Hyderabad. Academician and free-lancer

Latest News

The era of expansionists is over

‘Narendra Modi’, has lifted the spirit of statesmanship to an entirely different level

Who is responsible: UP police martyrdom

Were the policemen sent to "arrest" Vikas Dubey trained, disciplined or organized enough to carry out such an operation? Or were they just a motley group of personnel who happened to be on duty on that fateful night?

Mamata Banerjee and her oppression politics, can she win again?

As Bengal gearing up for upcoming "Vidhan Sabha" election, parties already preparing to build their consent through online campaigns, it is probably going to be the toughest challenge against Mamata Banerjee where her oppression politics has no gain.

Is China losing an undeclared war with India?

China has been following the policy of delusion with all its neighboring countries, imposing its territorial claims that don't have the potential to escalate the war and are enough to bring embarrassment to them.

Erroneous notions of statesmanship shall prove deleterious to Indian foreign policy with regard to China

The India-U.S.-Japan-Australia quad must not remain a quad merely on paper. Further, it would be propitious to include more nations into such an alliance.

“वीरता ही शांति की पूर्व शर्त होती है, निर्बल कभी शांति स्थापित नहीं कर पाते”

प्रधानमंत्री ने कहा "शांति कभी निर्बलों द्वारा स्थापित नहीं की जा सकती" अर्थात् शांति स्थापित करने का कार्य वीरों का है। जिसके लिए उन्हें अधर्म/अराजकता/शत्रु का विनाश करना पड़ता है। हिंसा के विरुद्ध भयावह प्रतिहिंसा करनी ही पड़ती है।

Recently Popular

Why Sharad Pawar supported Modi, slammed Rahul Gandhi on China

He is trying to recreate The old Third Front in a new avatar and defeat Narendra Modi in 2024.

A requiem for unsung victim: Bengali Hindus of Bangladesh

one of the most underreported cases of persistent ethnocide in the post-colonial period had certainly been with the Bengali Hindus of East Bengal. In terms of magnitude of brutality and spread on scale of time, it has hardly had any parallel in contemporary history.

Who killed Sushant?

Initially his suicide was linked with bullying and nepotism. Rhea has been already interrogated in this case. The Mumbai police has already registered a case under professional rivalry and is investigating.

The story of Lord Jagannath and Krishna’s heart

But do we really know the significance of this temple and the story behind the incomplete idols of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Maa Shubhadra?

Striking similarities between the death of Parveen Babi and Sushant Singh Rajput: A mere co-incidence or well planned murders?

Together Rhea and Bhatt’s media statements subtly and cleverly project Sushant as some kind of a nut job like Parveen Babi, another Bhatt conjuring.