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Unjust Humanity
Men's rights activists boycott Aamir Khan's movie Talaash 03 December, 2012
This article describes why men's rights activists chose to boycott 'male hater and anti-husband' Bollywood actor Aamir Khan's movie Talaash and also all his future movies.

FLUMMOXED AS one might get, but men’s rights organizations have decided to give Aamir Khan’s movie, Talaash, which was released last Friday, a miss.

And it wouldn’t only be Talaash, but all of Aamir’s upcoming movies till he apologizes for demonizing men unnecessarily on national television. In some of the episodes, Aamir was also seen supporting slapping of husband by wife and also the idea that in the event of a divorce a husband should give away 50% of his property to his wife.

These instances clearly show the anti-male sentiments of Aamir, which has peeved these organizations, who are now getting back at him by not only deciding to boycott his movie but also discourage others from watching it.

These organizations fight for men’s rights, male welfare, creating awareness about the abuse of men by society and also support distressed and victimized men.

Around 14 organizations viz. Confidare Research (Bangalore), Save Indian Family Foundation (Bangalore), Save Family Foundation (Delhi), Indian Family Foundation (Mumbai), Protect Indian Family Foundation (Mumbai), Mothers and Sisters of Husband Against Abuse of Law (Mumbai), Men’s Rights Association (Pune), Save Indian Family Foundation (Nagpur), Save Indian Family Foundation (Hyderabad), Hridaya (Kolkata), DAMAN (Kanpur), Pati Pariwar Kalyan Samity (Lucknow), AADMI (Lucknow), All India Mothers-in-Law Protection Forum (Bangalore) have registered their protest against Aamir Khan and more 10,000 members belonging to these organizations have decided to boycott TALAASH.

These organizations fighting for welfare of men and their families had protested against Aamir Khan’s TV show “Satyamev Jayate” as well. It is this show, which has peeved the organizations who are now irked against Khan and have decided to boycott his movie.

In his show, Satyamev Jayate, Aamir had spread a lot of anti-male sentiment most of which was based on scripted cases and fudged statistics. Episodes showing cases of dowry harassment, domestic violence, female foeticide etc. suppressed actual statistics of harassment and abuse of men and showed scripted stories of false cases.

The show failed to recognize that every year more than 62000 husbands commit suicide as they face rampant terror from their intimate partners and have nowhere to go. Added to this, shows like Satyamev Jayate which are lopsided, anti-male and gender biased further contribute to the development of an anti-male society, which considers men as disposable entities and has scant regards for their welfare. Such shows contribute to the ever growing suicides by men as is corroborated by suicide statistics published by the Honorable Union Home Ministry.

It is very important to stop such shows. Men’s rights organizations have decided to boycott Khan’s movie with an intent to send a message to him that his show was unwelcome and it is pertinent to condemn such people with husband-killer mentality.

Members of these organizations will not only refrain from watching this movie but will also influence other people with all means necessary to stop people from watching the movie Talaash as a mark of protest against Khan’s sexist anti-male agenda on his show Satyamev Jayate.

This protest is also being observed to send a message to the society that misandry (social hatred against men) and abuse of men will not be tolerated and will be protested severely.

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About The Author
Virag R Dhulia, a software professional, has been a prominent men's rights activist. He has been engaged in creating awareness about the abuse of men and their families through anti-male and gender biased laws like Section 498A, Domestic Violence Act etc. He has been instrumental in networking with fellow men's rights activist both across India and abroad and has played key roles in organizing events to create awareness about abuse of men by the society. A book titled, 'The Secrets of Manhood' authored by Virag has been published. This book is a collection of short articles which focus on issues and problems faced by men and how men are victims of social stereotypes.
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