The #MeToo movement has gathered pace over the past few weeks with a rising number of women speaking out on sexual harassment and support for them has been pouring in from various quarters. Now, men have started raising voices asking fellow men to come out and speak out about instances of sexual harassment that they have faced at the hands of women.
A Bengaluru-based NGO has come up with '#MenToo' in order to highlight "The oppression suffered by men in contemporary times." It is being described as a mutually incompatible version of the powerful movement to call out male sexual predators in the positions of power.
The event came under the spotlight after almost 15 people gathered at Cubbon Park on Saturday to launch a protest inspired by ‘#MeToo’. The organising committee was the Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting’ (CRISP), which is based on the chief objective of recognising the serious effects of ‘Parental Alienation ‘on children due to single-parent families on account of divorce and separation. One of the prominent faces of the protest was Pascal Mazurier, a former French Diplomat, who was accused of sexually assaulting his own daughter in 2014. Pascal laid importance to the protection of men as well.
National President of CRISP, Kumar V Jahgirdar informed The News Minute that the #MeToo movement is an attempt to disrepute men who have worked hard to earn respect in the society. "If a woman has a case of sexual harassment to report, she should take it up with the police and take the legal route instead of 'naming and shaming' which the people generally tend to do. Splashing it across the social media sites is a complete ‘fruitless attempt'," he added.