The new laws meant to empower women are actually anti-men

In contemporary times, legal frameworks are evolving to foster societal changes, particularly in promoting gender equality and empowering women. However, there is ongoing research suggesting that these new laws may be perceived as inherently biased against men, potentially diminishing their standing in society. In this article, we will explore this contentious topic.

Issues of women’s safety and privacy have always been at the center of discussion in the society. In today’s times, the issue of personal privacy has become even more important, and the understanding of the legal aspects associated with it is changing. Right now a new law is being implemented in which, ‘If a boy looks at a girl naked without her consultation, then it is called voyeurism, under which he is punished with 7 years of imprisonment. Notably, the law also extends punishment to a girl who engages in similar conduct towards another girl.’

But if a girl sees a boy in this state then there is no punishment for her. That girl can file an obscenity case against you. This information was given by Purusharth working for Gender Neutrality & Equal Rights for Men through a video on Twitter.

Voyeurism is the sexual interest or practice of watching other people engage in intimate behavior, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other acts of a private nature. However, the term is generally used for a man who looks at someone secretly, usually not in a public place. As a result, there is also a punishment of 7 years. Men say that this can result in making not only women power but also men insecure.

After watching the video, users have shared various reactions. A user writes, ‘Now  this is high time for gender balance, neutral laws for men in India.’

Another user writes, ‘After wasting money, time and respect of men in Indian courts, the final decision is given in favor of women.’

Another user writes, ‘Voyeurism act in itself is quite nonsense & falls into ‘he said she said’ category without any actual way to prove it, such acts are designed to trap men for money or revenge & parliament & SC should create a committee to remove such laws.’

Sweta Dagar is an avid reader and writer. She hails from Bulandshahr (U.P) where she completed her formap education. She loves exploring varieties of topics that shape the public opinion at large. If you have any queries, feel free to contact her at [email protected].