There’s obviously a soft corner for women especially in India. When people see a woman in trouble, they voluntarily come to help, in most cases. That doesn’t mean that crime against women in the country have come down by a significant percentage. But in all likelihood, if a person would see a woman being harassed in public, they’ll come forward to rescue her. But is the treatment similar if roles are reversed? Do people come to rescue a man if he is being troubled by a woman in public? Maybe not.
Let’s face it, the bias is real. The first instinct when we see a man being publicly harassed by a woman is, ‘it must be his fault’. Unfortunately, it’s the bitter reality that needs to be acknowledged. For instance, remember the Delhi University student Jasleen Kaur whose Facebook post alleging that a guy named Sarabjit Singh harassed her. Most people jumped on to the conclusion that the guy must have actually done it. But after the police investigated the matter, the guy was not found guilty. Well, the incident reflects on people’s mindset that’s more inclined towards concluding that the man must be at fault.
Trying to emphasise the point, YouTuber Love Rudrakash decided to carry out a social experiment where he pretends to hit a girl and then the girl hits him. Results in both the cases are so different, they might shock you.
This is not the first time such an experiment has taken place, and it seems the conclusion is the same. Check out these videos from the past two years.
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