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#MeToo Movement - Is fundamentally flawed and goes against natural justice !!

#MeToo Movement - Is fundamentally flawed and goes against natural justice !!

Let's get somethings straight... Sexual harassment is a huge issue world wide and needs to be addressed, no 2 ways about it,


But is the #MeToo movement the right way !?? Public shaming of the perpetrator ??


Absolutely NO !!!


In principles of justice, the fundamental question is


Punishment should always be commensurate to the level of crime committed. Ie, you cannot hang a person for simple crimes...nah you cannot hang a person for any crime !!! You can at best do a life imprisonment.


Public shaming of the person is an extreme punishment and goes against natural justice and hence the #MeToo movement is fundamentally flawed.


In india, public shaming is really terrible. Most of us are brought up saying, be careful about what neighbours talk about us..and think about us. So there is deep fear about public shaming in india unlike in the west where people really don't care about what others think or say.


Also Indians in general are very punitive about people who are publicly shamed. The neighbour who generally talks very softly will shout through the walls so that you can hear her comment about this issue, lol. Unfortunate but true in the case of Indian society,


And Indians are very close as a family, so the public shaming affects the wife, kids and parents, in laws, etc., so a lot of people suffer for life long due to such issues coming out in public.


Take for eg, Vairamuthu and Nana Patekar, both have really really struggled hard in their life and have come up. Film world is brutal, there is no monthly salary concept, and these 2 guys from very poor background have worked tirelessly and established themselves. It is terrible to see both these stalwarts entire life work of 45 yrs is now laid waste in front of public due to mere allegations !!!!


Hence such issues have to be taken up in private and preferably resolved through mediation and if this fails then go to police and file and FIR.


Having said that, the movement should educate people and encourage women to lodge complaints with women's wing and resolve such issues. In corporate offices, the internal complaints committee anyways takes up such issues and resolves them.


Let's not just copy such movements form west without due discussion and adoption to Indian conditions,
 

prasad1

Active member
In Bangladesh, there is no public defecating. The government tried laws it did not work. The society started public shaming it has worked wonders.

Janir Ahmed, a sanitation specialist at BRAC, says that villagers were reluctant to use outhouses at first. They complained about the smell and felt uncomfortably enclosed. BRAC discovered that the poorest people were more willing to listen to experts. The charity built latrines for them, then gently (and sometimes not so gently) shamed wealthier villagers into following suit.

https://www.economist.com/asia/2018/03/22/how-bangladesh-vanquished-diarrhoea
 
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