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The News Minute | October 12, 2014 | 9.50 pm IST Just a few days ago, Malayalam actor Mammooty said that women should not become mothers if they were unwilling to pack food for their children. He was speaking in the context of life style diseases while participating in health care scheme of the Kerala government. Like him, many public figures in India have made statements that reinforce stereotypes about men and women (To talk of LGBTQ people is a long way off for them). Save the Indian Family is in a league of its own. It makes one wonder how they would respond to this a website that “celebrates manhood”, and explores “manhood in a unique way that no other Indian publication ever has”. “We know men will be men, and we believe in letting you be. But we tell you what a real man does, without confining ourselves within cultural notions and moral codes. Our mission is to celebrate life on our own terms.” They put together a list of 10 pledges every Indian man must make to his partner before they married – no expectations of name change, never to touch her or abuse her and respect her right to say no to sex. These are just the beginning.  For the whole comprehensive and well thought out list, go to MensXP, which is now owned by Times Internet
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