(Guest post by Babar)
Men are treated like slaves in contemporary India: a glaring example is DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) buses.
I had never used a DTC bus until my car broke down. After getting on one for the first time, I observed something unusual: Most of the men were standing while all of the women were sitting. Then I noticed something even weirder: There were signs mentioning that seats were reserved for women. I had to blink and look again, because I thought I had understood wrong. I realized I had observed correctly the first time around.
I witnessed discrimination in its true sense. I was reminded of the slavery that the black community had to face in apartheid-ridden South Africa under white supremacy. They were not allowed to sit if white people were on the bus. Only on DTC buses it is not racism but downright blatant sexism. No one dares to speak about it, for fear of being politically incorrect, and being labeled a chauvinist or a misogynist. (Women have used these shaming tactics for so long now they have actually started to lose meaning).
There may be an exception on the bus where a woman is pregnant, in which case other women are more than welcome to give up their seats. Why don’t women leave their seats for women, or for men for that matter? The answer is, women have been bestowed with social and legal privileges which they do not want to give up, yet they cry for equality!
Men are just as human as women, with the same feelings. Men are not some creatures who must go through daily routines of slavery on buses. A bus is a transport service granted to both men and women, and both genders have an equal right. To deliberately make one gender stand is incredibly misandrist, sexist, and discriminatory to say the least.
How would it come across if seats were reserved for men on buses? We would have a huge outcry by feminists, women’s groups would demand ‘justice’, and blogs would be splattered with articles crying ‘misogyny’. The truth is, it is men who have to go to work. A woman’s place is the home, and women were created to support their husbands. Women are occupying seats which are meant for men. Feminists whine that gender is a social construct, without failing to realize that if everyone was created to do the same thing, we would not have two genders.
Work related stress, workplace deaths, economic problems and suicides are what plague men today. Joblessness is most men’s number one fear, and this has been aided by the women’s liberation, where women take jobs selfishly so that they can spend on shopping and cosmetics, jobs which men need to support their families. In some families, no one earns, in others, both husband and wife. Working outside the home is not in a woman’s biology, and no working woman can ever be happy. True happiness for a woman lies in serving a man, mothering his children, and taking care of his house. All sorts of illicit affairs, adultery, and divorces have seen a sharp rise courtesy of women leaving their homes, abandoning their God given role, and trying to work like men.
We live in a world where misandry is not only common but appreciated. When a woman kicks a man in his testicles and he writhes in pain, it comes across as hilarious for women. When a woman thrusts broken glass in a man’s face and he is cut up, bleeds profusely and screams in pain, it becomes a congratulatory source for the attacker – the woman. Picture of a woman holding a man on a leash is supposed to be amusing. Sitcoms showing men as retarded is supposed to be part of good comedy. Left, right, and center, we see breeding grounds of misandry whose only purpose is the downfall of men, uplifting women, handing women social and legal privileges and then cries of equality.
We talk about equality, yet put women first, and men behind in everything. If a building catches fire, it is not difficult to guess who will be rescued first. It will be women. That is not equality. In a hostage situation too, women will be granted the privilege of being saved first. A man does not enjoy being held hostage any more than a woman does. What about a sinking ship? Women rescued and men left to die. No one cares about equality in life-threatening situations.
Women are privileged to spend a man’s earnings, always preferred in divorce courts, handed child custody in the majority of cases, less jail time for the same crimes committed by men, feminist institutions and women’s bodies regulate school policy, an accusation by a woman is seen as evidence, shelters only for female victims of domestic violence, media rarely covers men’s issues, majority of homicide victims are men, majority of workplace deaths are men, majority of homeless are men, majority of funding is spent on women’s health, men’s life savings are spent in alimony payments, even in two income families men bear the monetary burden, men face mandatory conscription, men are victims of paternity fraud, you name it.
Women only want equality when it works in their favor.