How to get rid of your ‘lady’s’ shopping habits
Posted On July 9, 2021
You know how women feel a little insecure when they feel like they’re going to be ignored by the world and don’t get much support when they get into trouble?
Well, it’s the same with men who find it difficult to get support from women.
That’s because women’s issues aren’t dealt with at the level of the men in their lives, and it can be tough to get help for your own issues, especially if you have a partner.
Get rid of ‘ladies’ shopping behaviour, says Dr Rajendra Bhatia, a senior lecturer in human development and gender studies at the University of Sydney.
“What we want to do is start addressing this male behaviour.
We want to teach men that the way to do things is to take a step back, be aware of what you’re doing, think about what you are doing and change it,” he says.
Bhatia says that if you see a man behaving badly, you might try to change his behaviour by offering help and advice.
“But if you don’t have the right tools to do that, it may not work,” he warns.
“You have to recognise the behaviours that are problematic, and then you can address those behaviours.”
Bhatian said that the best way to deal with men’s behaviour is to educate them on their own issues.
“Women can say, ‘I’m not going to change my behaviour, because it’s not me that’s the problem, it is you,'” he says, adding that women need to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, M Karunanidhi, says the state government is already in the process of changing its laws to make it easier for women to get the support they need to deal effectively with their own health issues.
“Women can get treatment and help from us for their health issues in a way that men can’t.
They don’t need us to help them and they don’t require us to change our behaviour,” he told the National Today program on Sunday.
“Men can’t change their behaviour.
The women have to change their behaviours.
The problem is, we’re not giving them the support,” he said.
“The way to solve the problem is to change the attitudes of men and women.”
Bhattian said the government should do more to provide women with resources that are accessible to them.
“They can’t take away your clothes, they can’t give you a card or card to your doctor, they have to give you something,” he explained.
“We need to empower women to make choices in their own lives.”