By passing the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013, Indian MPs have not only paid a tribute to women’s movements but also tackled the challenge of centuries of social conditioning. Any change is frightening, especially those that could affect established political and sexual norms. So I want to reach out to men and reassure them that the new law will not destroy Indian family values, marriages or for that matter, romance. In fact, gender inequality is breeding violence and repression in our society and we must constantly look for ways to tackle them. Continue reading.