Ladies – Never underestimate your husbands. On a day when you are down with cough, cold and severe back ache like I was over the last weekend, your hubbies just like mine are indeed capable of surprising by dishing out some dosas for breakfast, mouthwatering sambar with subzi for lunch and decent upma for dinner.
Kudos to our new age men, who being increasingly open to new ideas and perspectives are doing their might to break gender stereotypes. Influenced by modern thinking, the urban metro-sexual man of today’s new India is seen participating with his woman in drab household chores and other mundane tasks, which were so far considered strictly a woman’s preserve. Whether it is preparing delicacies for his wife, attending to his mother’s health, mentoring his sister or even changing diapers for his baby, today’s new age men are not shying away from these ‘responsibilities’ and are significantly changing men-women equations.
It is not difficult to find out the reasons for this transformation. Globalization, liberalization, value-based education and exposure to social media have made the men in cities more aware and understanding to problems confronting women.
Only one hopes that this phenomenon isn’t restricted to urban
India but percolates to low-income
level groups and rural areas which in reality represent the real India. In urban
low-level income groups constitute auto drivers/bus drivers, taxi drivers etc
who reportedly have committed gruesome crimes against women. Rural India
is notorious for honor killings and acid attacks against women.
If men in cities, just like their counterparts in villages having grown up in conservative family settings with not much money and had once believed in gender stereotypes can change why not the men from Bharat or rural India?