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This month’s brand new 15-minute episode of the Modern Family podcast features Dr. Anand Philip a.k.a. @uberschizo.
Podcast by Amrita Rajan
Although his interests are varied, Dr. Philip is one of the rare male bloggers to write about feminism and gender violence at the aptly named Cerebral Salad. In a free-ranging conversation, we covered:
– What made him first pay attention?
– Why don’t more people think it’s a problem? Is it because people are disinclined to believe survivors?
– Abuse survivors who’re looking for any sliver of an opening to end their silence
– The impact of a recent article by feminist author Meena Kandasamy, detailing her abuse
Men and Gender Violence
– Why don’t more men discuss the subject?
– The paucity of academic research into domestic violence as inflicted by men, but especially as inflicted upon men
– The need to reclaim the men’s rights movement from misogynists
The Modern Indian Man
– The emotional availability of the Indian male
– Marriage as a social contract to which you’re automatically committed
– The changing ideal of the perfect mate
21st Century Marriage
– The option to walk out – a necessary part of marriage and its biggest challenge
– Increasing expectations
– “Love is not a feeling, it’s an act of your will.”
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If a woman insists on her prospective groom earning enough to keep her comfortable, she is not being “lazy”. She is just being practical, just like men!
When an actress described women as “lazy” because they choose not to have careers and insist on only considering prospective grooms who earn a lot, many jumped to her defence.
Many men (and women) shared stories about how “choosy” women have now become.
One wrote in a now-deleted post that when they were looking for a bride for her brother, the eligible women all laid down impossible conditions – they wanted the groom to be not more than 3 years older than them, to earn at least 50k per month, and to agree to live in an independent flat.
Ms. Kulkarni, please don’t apologise ‘IF’ you think you hurt women. Apologise because you got your facts wrong. Apologise for making sexual harassment a casual joke.
If Sonali Kulkarni’s speech on most modern Indian women being lazy left me shocked and enraged, her apology post left me deeply saddened.
I’d shared my thoughts on her problematic speech in an earlier article. So, I’ll share why I felt Kulkarni’s apology post was more damaging than her speech.
If her speech made her an overnight hero among MRAs, sexists, and people who were awed by her dramatic words, then her apology post made her a legendary saint.
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