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Online Magazine Drumming Up the Controversy with their "Don't Mancriminate" Campaign



Indian online magazine Maggcom — likely to generate business for themselves — has just launched a campaign based on gender equality for men that predictably has some people in an uproar. Examples of the graphics created to express the issues of the campaign are included here. The text on their site reads as follows,

"Why should men have to give up their seat if they see a lady standing? Why should he have to hold out a door for a lady passing by? Men don’t get free entry in clubs. Men unlike women don’t get periods (yes don’t be so ashamed of it girls, you do that!) and so men can’t work their way out of the problem saying they are PMSing. Men certainly do not get the sympathy votes. Why should men not cry? Why should men do the heavy lifting? Why not girls?” 

Unsurprisingly, Twitter users have taken exception to the campaign. Search hashtag   for examples of their ire. See further graphics from the "don't mancriminate" campaign and more examples of its Twitter protest here. 

Images: Maggcom


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These come off as being anti-politeness instead of pro-equality, as if men are the sole victims of the rude extraterrestrial slime-blobs known as "womankind."

For example, the first image seems to be saying NO ONE should hold doors, give up seats, and carry things, when it would be far more productive to say women should do those things too. In many parts of the world, they already do, but I guess that's inconvenient for their whine-fest.

The second image seems to be saying, "IT SHOULD BE OK FOR MEN TO HIT THEIR PARTNERS." Not "NO HITTING ANYONE."
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Oh, I see both men and women hold a door open for people who are near, and even if they're not near if they are elderly. Age has privilege more so than sex. So far, no one sees me as elderly though. Must be the hair dye.
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I hold the door for both men and women, and try to teach our children to do the same. I continue to be amazed at how many people actually don't bother to say "thanks" or even look up from their smartphones though.
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