Discrimation is still present between genders
Men women should be celebrated equally
We all are living in the 21stcentury. People have started understanding equality in the broader sense. People understand the importance of equality of people’s rights on all fronts. Education with knowledge helps to narrow these differences. We can respect each other.
How can we say that we are ‘ignoring men’s issues?’
It has taken us centuries to fight this discrimination. Still, we are not able to make a 100 per cent difference. I have faced discrimination at many levels in my life. One classic example driving. While living in UAE past 11 years, I have come across a few men who overtake women drivers on the road. When they see women driving, they immediately break the rules because they assume that ‘they cannot drive’. Some men still can’t digest the fact that women navigate worldwide. But, on the other hand, some male drivers smile and acknowledge women drivers on the road and respect them.
It’s not about whose issues need more attention, whether male or female. After all, we are all human and deserve the same platform to think, grow, and resolve problems. Since we are human, we are full of emotions. We all have gone through some trauma or stress in life. So why do we decide our problems based on gender? Or who is stronger?
Issues like suicides and depression affect us all. But, of course, some problems primarily affect one particular section of society, like breast cancer, female genital mutilation, prostate cancer, and awareness on such issues. There are many bodies in clubs available to support such problems. Problems need to be highlighted, and exposure should be given to all. People need to challenge such situations and learn to tackle them. There are classic examples of men and women working together in politics, journalism, acting, banking, science and more where genders are valued and not discriminated against.
I don’t believe in one particular day to celebrate International Man’s day, woman’s day, Father’s Day and other such events we indulge in. We don’t need one specific day to mark people! Every day is a celebration if we value each other appropriately. We have this precious gift called ‘Life’, which we need to live and cherish, every day of our lives.