United Regressive Alliance
Women Against Lazy Stubbles (WALS)
- Motto Shave India, Shave
- Mission To rid all men of facial hair by insisting that not shaving will mean a female non-cooperation movement.
- Raison d’etre They want their men to groom themselves as keenly as they do. Time spent in front of the mirror just became the latest signifier in the gender equality debate.
- Action Plan Since the movement is endorsed by Gillette, actresses Mugdha Godse, Neha Dhupia and Minissha Lamba found it easy to give their blessing to it.
Save India Family Foundation (SIFF)
- Motto To end ‘Legal Terrorism’
- Mission To make India realise that the cause of battered husbands is far more important than women’s empowerment.
- Raison d’etre Wives nagging can be just as oppressive as husbands beating, and moreover, it is always the evil gold-digging woman who is responsible for a marriage failing.
- Action Plan Compiles statistics to show that more Indian married men than wives have committed suicide.
All India Mother-in-law Protection Forum (AIMPF)
- Motto We are Victims not Vamps
- Mission Set up by husbands and their fathers, the forum wants a National Commission for Men. Why should girls have all the fun?
- Raison d’etre In the battle of sexes, only the mother-in-law can beat the daughter-in-law at her own game, kyonki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi.
- Action Plan They campaign against laws that allow daughters-in-law to protest against dowry harassment and abuse.
- Obsessing over body image makes men unhealthy Researchers believe men who spend too much time in the gym are likely to develop a condition called ‘athletica nervosa’ which can be as risky as emaciation-inducing anorexia.
- Men ogle more than women When scientists at Kinsey Institute gave women some lad mags to read, eye-tracking technology made them realise it wasn’t the faces of boys that girls look at.
“James Bond is an imperial misogynist sociopath who goes around bedding women, swilling martinis and killing people. He’s repulsive.”
—Matt Damon, actor who plays rival action hero Jason Bourne in the Bourne Trilogy
“If I can wear that gold jacket and technicolor gloves that I wore in Dostana, then I guess I could be labelled a fearless dresser!”
—Abhishek Bachchan on Twitter
Hebrew for Congratulations, YouTube for Weird
- “Standing at the altar with @TracyPage where just a second ago, she became my wife! Gotta go, time to kiss my bride. #wedding day.” This tweet was posted by a man called Dana Hanna, who kept his wife waiting as he used his cellphone to tweet and tell the world he was finally hitched. Tracy has since decided to log off Twitter for good. http://bit.ly/5uuOfi
- A Japanese gamer recently got married (literally) to the video game character Nene Anegasaki, who was born in a dating game called Love Plus. A DJ and priest were present at the public ceremony, where the well-adjusted man married his bride, a Nintendo PS. http://bit.ly/6ypm9z
- One of the year’s most watched videos on the web has Kevin Hines marrying Jill Peterson. Everything seemed to be going according to norm until speakers started belting out hip-hop star Chris Brown’s Forever and the two jived their way to the altar. Hey, doesn’t this kind of thing happen in Punjab all the time? http://bit.ly/2I6tnd