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6) #Metoo movement in India reflects the patriarchy that is deep rooted in Indian culture. Critically Analyze.(250 words)

Topic – Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions

6) #Metoo movement in India reflects the patriarchy that is deep rooted in Indian culture. Critically Analyze.(250 words)

Financial express

Why this question

#Metoo movement in India has raised several debates over constitutes acceptable behaviour for men, the level of sexual misconduct and bias in society against women, the normalisation of patriarchy by the society. The article analyzes these issues and the issue is important to be prepared.

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to explain the #Metoo movement in India – what it stands for, what it tells us about the society in India in particular and against women in general. Next we need to discuss the reasons why a #metoo movement is the need of the hour for a country like India. Finally, we need to highlight the lessons that we all should take out of it.

Directive word

Critically Analyze – When asked to analyze, you  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, all you need to do is look at the good and bad of something and give a fair judgement.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Explain the context and the background of the #metoo debate.


  • Explain what the #metoo movement is all about and what it tells about the nature of society for women that we have and the fact that sexual misconduct, the unequal relationship between the sexes are a problem in India.
  • Discuss why it’s high time that the issue comes into prominence so as to debate and settle the grievances that one gender feels. In order to critically analyze, we also need to bring out whether it is an opportune time for India to have the #metoo debate or have we jumped stages.
  • Next , explain the reasons why so many incidents are being reported – talk about the patriarchy which is prevalent in our society and the normalisation of patriarchy done through our actions. Discuss that the institutional and legal mechanism put into place for dealing with such issues are not working

Conclusion – Give a fair and balanced opinion on this debate and discuss way forward.