Men anywhere in the world have the tendency to impose their wishes to control women, more specifically in the hypocratic societies like India. Except in a very minute and ignorable percentage of groups, anyone who has been observing the Indian society would accept that Indian society had undergone grate socio-cultural change in lost two decades, especially in the areas of women education, employment and freedom. Barring a few exceptions in remote or interior Indian villages the socio-cultural change is in favour of women in every developed town and urban areas through out the India.
This situation has become undigestible to men whose thoughts are hovering or in dilemma and those who think that they are balancing between modernity and tradition. In recent times the dressing patterns of young women has become an issue of great controversy in Indian society and whenever the crimes like eve-teasing, women molestation, ragging the girls in the colleges, or rapes occur, some men ascribe it to the indecent dressing patterns of women wearing sleevless and ‘U’ shape transparent T-Shirts showing their cleavage or wearing jeans below the belt, to entice the men. When a Director General of Police Mr.Dinesh held this view, in a southern state of India, women organistations raised hue and cry against DGP’s remarks on women dressing and they argued that it is the personal issue and right of women to dress in the way they like, and they also demanded that men must have continence not to react to such exposure by women.
Just in this month of July, when the Madhya Pradesh State Industries Minister Mr.Kailash Vijayvargiya stated that “women should not dress provocatively”, the Union Government Minister Mrs.Krishna Tirath reacted vehemently to his remarks and warned that “it is not women who need to change their style of dressing, it is the men who need to change their style of thinking and perception of women” and she observed that Mr.Kailash’s statement as derogatory towards women and warned that any attempt to snatch away the freedom of women will not be tolerated. In support of the Mrs.Tirath the women lawyers and activists stated that every citizen of India have got their rights and freedom and telling the women how to dress seems not a right thing. The Women Commission of India also took objection to Mr.Kailash’s statement on women dressing.
While some sections of senior citizens and other orthodox sections are looking the offences against the women from body-exposing perspective, women are vehemently opposing the men’s oppressive tendencies towards women by pointing out their dressing pattern according their choice. This is the great socio-cultural change that has become a point of controversy often between some sections of men and women.
So as desired by majority women, if exposing style of dressing is their freedom and right, what is wrong for those men, instead of taking it easily and to enjoy the exposures when shown freely. Really men need to change their mindset. !!!! By dchaitanya.