I get irritated at what Men's Rights Activists say. I also feel great anxiety. Why it should be like that? The fault must be lying with me. When I thought over it, I came to know that it was the fault of my upbringing. Everything that I was taught as a child was being challenged by what Men's Rights Activists had to say.
I was taught from my childhood that
girls were some special kinds of creature who have to be given
respect and it was not decent to play with them. I was also told to
offer my seat in the bus to a lady if the lady was standing. In a
way, I was being given lessons in chivalry. I was taught that one is
a knight who saves beauty from the beast. So, when I read what Men's
Rights Activists wrote, their writing was just a reversal of the
ideas that have been taught to me since childhood and reversal does
produce irritation and anxiety.
Shakespeare has stated that all the
world is a stage and men and women are merely players. This is true
and we play the role assigned to us but when that role is reversed,
we get irritated and anxious. That is why film actors who play
different kind of roles are paid such a huge amount because it is
very difficult to change roles, particularly when one role is
reversal of the other role.
If you do not believe me, try to
imagine yourself as a woman if you are a man and you will definitely
develop anxiety when you try to play the role of a woman. However, if
we could change our roles with ease and come to terms with every
reversal including becoming suddenly poor after being a rich man, our
life would become easy and we would be able to lead a smooth life.
Now, after reversing the role from a
feminist to a Men's Rights Activist, I see that they are right in
demanding that no false complaint of rape should be made by a woman
and woman should not get property rights in the property of her
husband but should have property rights in the property of her
parents. And I see the need of gender neutral laws.