An open letter to Maneka Gandhi Ji
Women & Child Development (WCD)
Dear Respectable Ma`am
I came across a statement made by you recently, which inferred, referred and even clearly conveyed one thing, that WE, men are the violence creators. As per the statement made you
"the role of men in gender sensitization was the most critical since "all the violence is male-generated. We have introduced (the concept of) 'Gender Champions' in schools, under which boys who have been respectful and helpful to girls will be rewarded".
Probably you will convince the girls and kids that, All men are dogs.
Keeping in view your superb, brilliant, and intellectual statement, i would request you pls reconsider what you said. I am trying to give you some stats (as these no.`s speak up more these days than a human can). Hopefully, you will understand it more after that.
More than 40% of domestic violence victims are male, report reveals
Data from Home Office statistical bulletins and the British Crime Survey show that men made up about 40% of domestic violence victims each year between 2004-05 and 2008-09, the last year for which figures are available. In 2006-07 men made up 43.4% of all those who had suffered partner abuse in the previous year, which rose to 45.5% in 2007-08 but fell to 37.7% in 2008-09.
And these whopping figures have come out when it is considered a SOCIAL STIGMA for a Man`s Masculinity to come out and report such violence. These days God Google is there, so before making any such statement, pls refer to a Google Search and you will come to know about the reality.
Taking a pride in being a Man, i would say, that i would forgive for such a vague, baseless and uncalled for statement. But request you to be careful while making a statement on such sensitive issues.
Anyone who is victim of Domestic Violence needs support, be it a man or a woman.
A non-voilent Man