Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Masculinity

In this section, find articles, images, videos and artwork on toxic masculinity, gender sensitisation for men and boys and how can men be feminist allies.

What Does #MenToo Mean In A World Where Women's Stories Are Still Dismissed?

What Does #MenToo Mean In A World Where Women’s Stories Are Still Dismissed?

As a response to the #MeTooIndia, we are witnessing the rise of #MenToo, aimed at protecting men from false sexual misconduct accusations.
Male Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Exist. Believe Them.

Male Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Exist. Believe Them.

The male survivors of child sexual abuse rarely report their abuse or seek professional help as they are often bogged down by the culture of toxic masculinity.
Let's Talk About The Machismo In Politics And The Futility of it

Let’s Talk About The Machismo In Politics And The Futility of it

Machismo in politics has been present long before politicians started using chest measurements and other such shows of strength to spread their propaganda.
Angry Men In Power: Can the Public Monster Be A Private Saint?

Angry Men In Power: Can The Public Monster Be A Private Saint?

How do these angry men in power, who let their rage, resentment, and sense of entitlement fly off the handle in public locations, behave in the private sphere, where there is no-one to take notes, no embarrassing witnesses and no-one strong enough to stop their assaults?
How Men Can Be Part Of Feminist Movement Infographic

Infographic: How Can Men Be A Part of The Feminist Movement?

Feminism is not a fight against men but a fight against the patriarchal system.Thus, it is important for men to be our allies as well.
Benevolent Sexism: Is Chivalry A Threat To Gender Equality?

Benevolent Sexism: Is Chivalry A Threat To Gender Equality?

Both hostile sexism and benevolent sexism are ways to establish male dominance and work towards a common goal of ensuring that gender inequality prevails.
How Harmful Is Patriarchy To Men And Boys

How Harmful Is Patriarchy To Men And Boys?

Due to widespread patriarchy, boys often end up ignoring the possibility of sexual assaults and when they happen, they find it hard to believe it to be true. The toxic masculinity has internalised the idea that men can’t be raped or harassed.
How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

The content of the Gillette ad hit closer to home than I was comfortable with. My imagination drew parallels between the video and my own life, and I felt repressed old memories stirring in the darkness of my mind.
The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

The Hue And Cry About The Gillette Commercial

This week the multi-billion dollar razor company, Gillette came out with its commercial ‘We Believe: The Best Men Can Be’ and it has wreaked havoc for many.
Fatherhood Childcare Domestic Responsibilites

When Will Fatherhood Include Domestic & Childcare Responsibilities?

When a father does invest in his child, we fawn over him and call his wife 'lucky', when in fact, it should just be 'normal'. Why is fatherhood devoid o domestic and childcare responsibilities?

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Ezhava And Proud – 23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

Ezhava And Proud—23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

I am writing this for the 8-year-old kid feeling ashamed and for women like my mother who made her child understand the implications of belonging to an oppressed lower caste.
4 Things You Should Definitely Do To Save Yourself From Delhi’s Toxic Air

4 Things You Should Definitely Do To Save Yourself From Delhi’s Toxic Air

I have managed to gather some quick one-stop advice for you to save yourself from Delhi’s toxic air, courtesy none other than our beloved Indian ministers.
It's High Time To Call Out Sadhguru And His "Rationalized" Misogyny

It’s High Time To Call Out Sadhguru And His “Rationalized” Misogyny

Sadhguru uses all kinds of stereotypes to prove that the world requires a balance of roles and activities between men and women.