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I am not completely sure but below is a verse that might be thought of as against men. A man is a danger to a woman. Just as a woman is a danger to a man desiring progress on the spiritual path, so is a man to woman. Srimad Bhagavata Purana III.31.41


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it's NOT true that only virginity of women is stressed upon in Hindu scriptures. Men's virginity also required during first marriage. Men's life span is divided into 4 stages (Ashrama): Brahmacharya (student life) Grihastha (household life) Vanaprastha (retired life) Sannyasa (renounced life) And in the first stage named Brahmacharya, virginity or celibacy ...


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Married men can also cook. It is not prohibited for them to do so. For example, see the following verses: 1 Arya men who are pure should cook offering to All-gods. 2 The cook should refrain from speaking, coughing, or sneezing while facing the food. 3 Should he touch his hair, body, or garment, he should wash himself with water. 4 Alternatively, Sudra men ...


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In addition to YDS's answer, I would like to add this verse from the Manusmriti where a man's virginity is stressed upon before marriage: वेदानधीत्य वेदौ वा वेदं वाऽपि यथाक्रमम् । अविप्लुतब्रह्मचर्यो गृहस्थाश्रममावसेत् ॥ २ ॥ vedānadhītya vedau vā vedaṃ vā'pi yathākramam | aviplutabrahmacaryo gṛhasthāśramamāvaset || 2 || Having learnt, in due ...


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But I never come across any mention of men cooking for wife and family under normal conditions. Manusmṛti explains why this is the case: Discourse IX - Duties of the King (concluded) » Section I - Husband and Wife No man can guard women forcibly; they can however be guarded by the employment of these expedients.—(9.10) He shall employ her in the ...


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