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In the small hilly Indian state of Meghalaya, a matrilineal system operates with property names and wealth passing from mother to daughter rather than father to son - but some men are campaigning for change.

I am sitting across a table from Keith Pariat, President of Syngkhong-Rympei-Thymmai, Meghalaya's very own men's rights movement.

He is quick to assure me that he and his colleagues "do not want to bring women down," as he puts it. "We just want to bring the men up to where the women are."

Mr Pariat, who ignored age-old customs by taking his father's surname is adamant that matriliny is breeding generations of Khasi men who fall short of their inherent potential, citing alcoholism and drug abuse among its negative side-effects.

"If you want to know how much the Khasis favour women just take a trip to the labour ward at the hospital," he says.

"If it's a girl, there will be great cheers from the family outside. If it's a boy, you will hear them mutter politely that, 'Whatever God gives us is quite all right.'"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16592633

It's upside-down world in Meghalya; hamburgers eat people, rain falls upwards, paintings watch you and hats wear people. Like soviet russia, should we put pressure on this place to change? Trade embargo? Invade? Let me hear your thoughts on this.
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dirtbag ballet by the bins down the alley
as i walk through the chalet of the shadow of death
everything that you've come to expect


#4
Shall we all gather there for a Pitfest? That will surely change things.
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Quick, someone send Misstress_Ibanez over there!

I don't see how that'll help the men.
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#6
UG Meet-up: Meghalaya
dirtbag ballet by the bins down the alley
as i walk through the chalet of the shadow of death
everything that you've come to expect


#7
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I don't see how that'll help the men.


It will help 50.000 UG'ers.
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#8
WE HAVE TO BOMB THAT PLACE BECAUSE THEYR TERRORISTZ AND WE ARE GOOD AND SO AND THEYR SEXIST BITCHES

yeah..
#9
I'm Indian and I did my Family Law final project on matrilieality and I can assure you that this doesn't count for shit. That is, it is not matriarchal in any way.

Even in Meghalaya where they take matrilieality more seriously, the situation which necessitates a Men's Rights movement, so to speak arises only in small, fragmented communities. Usually matrilineal systems arise during times of conflict when the male members of a family go to war, even then there is a male "caretaker" assigned to the property.

On that note, those poor Meghalaya men who are fighting for their rights have clearly been ousted from their hegemony over the property and are therefore butthurt.
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Last edited by shattamakar at Jan 19, 2012,
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Quick, someone send Misstress_Ibanez over there!

EDIT: alright, okay, due07 can go, too.


Being pretty doesn't make Due a girl

And clearly there should be a femdom porno parodying this town. Someone call Larry Flynt!

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so they have mansion kitchens?
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#16
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No one really cares about surnames, 'cause everyone's really laid-back over there.

I'd know; I'm from north-east India, after all.


Laid back until AFSPA was passed, you mean
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Laid back until AFSPA was passed, you mean


Well, that was passed even before my parents' time, so I dunno how it was before that.

But, in spite of the north-east being a "disturbed area" with the ULFA and Bodo extremists and what not, it's as safe or dangerous as any other part of India.

Much safer than the NCR, at the very least.