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Every man must read this Twitter thread if they have any doubt about #MeToo

While the world is outraged, there is a section of men who have done nothing wrong but feeling the urge to critique #MeToo by pointing out its flaws

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India is experiencing its #MeToo moment. It all started when actress Tanushree Datta accused actor Nana Patekar of sexual abuse and inappropriate behavior. Her statement sent shockwaves across the power centers of Bollywood. The issue snowballed into mixed support from Bollywood. While actors like Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, and Swara Bhaskar supported Tanushree Datta; superstars including Amitabh Bachchan shied away from speaking over the subject. Shakti Kapoor even mocked the reporter over the issue by answering that he was a ‘kid’ when the incident happened.

Ever since, several high profile names have cropped up including Rajat Kapoor, Alok Nath, a former journalist and Central Minister of State M J Akbar, Chetan Bhagat, Utsav Chakraborty, Varun Grover, Gursimran Khamba, Queen director Vikas Bahl and many more well-known personalities from media and entertainment industry. The allegations have ranged from awkward or creepy encounters, lewd behavior and suggestive text messages to aggressive sexual advances and outright assault.

While the world is outraged, there is a section of men who have done nothing wrong but feeling the urge to critique #MeToo by pointing out its flaws. Maybe they are unable to process the fact that such a huge part of their tribe are sexual predators or maybe overwhelmed by such a massive number of courageous women coming out and telling their horrific experiences. Or maybe just nitpicking to find flaws and reduce its credibility. Whatever it is. Doesn’t matter.

Right now, it is necessary to first expose the institutionalized misogyny of men instead of raising questions on imperfect feminism. Today is the time to hear, introspect, reflect and help society become better and safer for women.

This Twitter thread of Raheel Khursheed is spot on. This is not about you. This is about them.

Let #MeToo become the change it is supposed to be!!

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