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ABUSE KNOWS NO GENDER WHEN MEN ARE ABUSED

Compiled by: Anushka Shrestha
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Sadichha Shrestha
Miss Nepal 2010

It’s sad that people are unsafe in the first place! Although, I have never witnessed a man being sexually harassed, I have seen women shouting and raising hands at men in videos which I think is also a form of abuse.
I believe men also should start raising their voices when they don’t feel someone’s attitude towards them is appropriate. Just because we live in a patriarchal society, it is not necessary that men have to be less emotional or stronger than women. If women today can get a job for themselves and earn a living for them and their family like men previously did, then why can men not speak about being harassed? But again we cannot only blame men for not speaking up about this because our society just cannot digest this. Of course, gender roles are slowly getting reversed but it will certainly take time for men to speak on this topic as openly as women do. We, as a part of our society should create an environment where men can pour their emotions just like women without having to give it a second thought.