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2) Unfolding of the MeToo Campaign in India recently lays bare the critical failure of our education system. Do you agree. Comment. (250 words)

Topic –  Effects of globalization on Indian society, Social empowerment

2) Unfolding of the MeToo Campaign in India recently lays bare the critical failure of our education system. Do you agree. Comment. (250 words)

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Why this question

The article examines the role of education in ending sexism and misogyny that the present education system has failed to deliver.

Directive word

Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.  

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to express our opinion as to whether or not, the unfolding of the MeToo movement in India points out to the failure of our education system.  We have to form our opinion based on a proper discussion and presentation of valid arguments and facts.

Structure of the answer

Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the  recent MeToo movement which shook the world, including India.

Body-

  1. Discuss how the movement highlights the failure of our education system. E.g The purpose of education is not to only ensure that people secure employment or rise to coveted positions of power alone, it is also to ensure that they learn and practice equality and mutual respect. Many of the accused are qualified, educated men. Their actions compel us to ask whether those years spent in school, college and university have been unsuccessful in instilling basic values. It seems as though rising to top positions and enjoying power have emboldened men to behave in unacceptable ways, and the education system has done nothing to prevent this.
  2. It is not uncommon to hear of incidents of sexual harassment being justified as “casual flirting” or being attributed to the offender’s “glad eye”. Using these terms to explain away or even justify these acts reflects the depth and expanse of the problem; blatant display of inappropriate behaviour, which makes women uncomfortable, shows that men in power enjoy the impunity that accompanies attitudes and acts entrenched in patriarchy.
  3. our education system is failing to teach boys and men to recognise, challenge and refrain from sexist and even unlawful behaviour must be acknowledged and tackled

Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.