And media would like us to believe that being a man is a privilege as you have the freedom to roam at night, you get dowry in marriage, you don't need to leave your house if you marry, you are not forced to change your name if you marry, you won?t be raped, you won?t be harassed for dowry, you won't face domestic violence, you will get all the property etc. etc.
These and many such traits of being a man are not far to be sought. A plain and simple Google search would yield thousands of articles voicing the above thoughts and in spite of such incriminating data available to validate the social meme of 'Male Privilege', I challenge it.
I challenge the social meme of 'Male Privilege' and call it a myth. Let us try to understand why it is a myth.
Under the sweet curtain of this so-called 'Male Privilege', men have been made into beasts of burden heaped with responsibilities, loathed with expectations and completely bereaved of acceptance.
So, whatever a man does for his family, society, parents, wife, in-laws,children all becomes his responsibility and duty and he is told, 'So what, if you did all that'? and there is no gratitude in return.
Not only that, our communication systems and language have so evolved that at every point of time men are made to feel guilty of their very being. This is a covert conspiracy against men and is done by constantly amplifying only the vices of a few exceptional men and forgetting the contributions, sacrifices and sufferings of a vast majority of men under the carpet.
If the theory of male privilege really existed then I need answers to the following questions:
1.Why not even a single rupee is allocated in our annual budget for this so-called privileged section of society?
2.Why not a single law has been framed to protect the so-called privileged section of the society?
3.Why is this so-called privileged section of the society treated as a second class citizen in every sphere of life?
4.Why do we see this so-called privileged section of the society risking and laying down its life in order to safeguard the geographical boundaries of countries, or also in times of natural disasters and calamities?
5.Why is this so-called privileged section of the society forced to be the breadwinner of the family and not even given a choice to pursue his interests?
6.Why no one even asks this so-called privileged section of the society? what are you going through?
7.Why do members of this so-called privileged section of the society commit suicides in large numbers and no one bothers also?
8.Why do members of this so-called privileged section of the society have a lesser life expectancy than women?
9.Why this so-called privileged section of the society does not even have the basic privilege to share their pains and emotions?
10.Why is it so that this so-called privileged section of the society suffers silently and cries in solitude fearing ridicule?
These and many other such questions, facts and data, raise serious doubts on the veracity of the social meme called the 'Male Privilege' and till the time these questions remain unanswered, to me at least, 'Male Privilege' is a myth and shall remain so.
It'sNOT a privilege to be a MALE.