After #MeToo, comes #MenToo, the movement lately spearheaded by Pooja Bedi, meant to counter false charges of sexual harassment leveled at men by women.
Tanushree Dutta who pioneered the #MeToo movement in India when she brought out a ten-year old allegation of sexual misconduct against veteran actor Nana Patekar says she is amused and angered by Pooja Bedi’s initiative to protect men against false allegations of harassment. “You know, I can’t help but laugh when I hear such ridiculous thing such as #mentoo and it makes me angry that women in positions of public domain and influence will still stoop to massage the male ego to find their acceptance.”
Tanushree admits she is uninformed about the Karan Oberoi case which triggered off Pooja Bedi’s counter movement and has decided to not comment on the same.
The actress also feels that the patriarchy is already doing the job of protecting men, and hence such movements are unnecessary. “The law and order, psychology and mindset of our nation is already in favour of men so the the great patriarchy already protects our male counterparts to a large extent.This is evident by the fact that none of the men accused in the #metoo are anywhere near jail or punished by law for their misdeeds,” she quips.