Me too movement is the profound reflection of feminism, which has challenged the invisible patriarchy and revealed the dark or the shaded patriarchy. It has challenged men who, in the veil of educated, urban, elite and intellectual people have somehow falsely established themselves of being gender-neutral, if not gender sensitive.
This has exposed how power and manhood together can make you someone non-criminal even if you are a harasser. It’s an example of tech-savvy protest against those who were as the so-called icons of the world and proved their perfect character as a fallacy.
The idea in itself carries social awkwardness as society does not expect a woman to be liberated enough to talk about her physical and mental agony in public against the patriarch.
The fundamental purpose of”Me Too” as used by Tarana Burke in 2006 was to empower women through empathy, especially young and vulnerable women. In October 2017, Alyssa Milanoencouraged using the phrase as a hashtag to help reveal the degree of problems with sexual harassment and assault by showing how many people have faced these events themselves.
But, is this the only side of this news?
Since this is the coin, we will be also looking at the other side of the issue – Is it always the man who is wrong? Because of a few men can we generalise the gender as a group of rapists?
A Delhi Commission of Women report shows that 53.2% of the rape cases filed between April 2013 and July 2014 in the capital were found‘false’. However, this data is not at all telling of the reality as DCWjuxtaposed this report on basis of all the rape cases that were dropped before reaching court without knowing the reason.
Just think of those who actually suffered from the sabotaging and the agony, which would have just crushed and killed the soul inside, but, while seeking justice, were made a mockery because of some other so-called women who could not abstain herself from falling enough to falsely accuse someone of Rape?
Another report from the Jaipur police says that in 2016, it saw an ‘alarming rise’ in the number of fraudulent rape cases. Jaipur Police recorded 330 rape cases and of the 276cases solved, 43% turned out to be fake. Police told the media that women filed these cases to extort money or incriminate the involved.
In a recent case, a woman filed a rape complaint against a cab driver and his two associates. The police asked the woman to undergo an amedical test, but she refused and after a 36-hour-long probe, they found that the woman had made up the story as she herself confessed it in front of them. So, now they have filed a cancellation report against the false rape cases.
The complementary hashtag #HimToo rose in popularity with the #MeToo movement. Although dating back to at least 2015, and initially associated with politics or casual communication, #HimToo took on new meanings associated with #MeToo in 2017, with some using it to emphasize male sufferers of sexual harassment and abuse, and others using it to emphasize male perpetrators. In September and October 2018, during the sexual assault allegations raised during Brett Cavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. SupremeCourt, #HimToo became used by supporters of Cavanaugh and to highlight male victims of false accusations.
Isn’t this extreme level of insensitivity, not towards a woman or a man, but towards humanity as a whole?