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A Group Of Men Dressed Up Like ATM Machines To Protest Men's Rights

Because, of course.

Posted on January 21, 2016, at 6:47 a.m. ET

The annual Mumbai Marathon was held on Sunday. Participants gathered ready to run and raise money and awareness for their causes.

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One of the groups participating were the Vaastav Foundation, a men's rights group. Some members of the group chose to run the marathon dressed as an ATM machines.

Vaastav Foundation

The men were participating in the race to raise awareness for what they feel is the unfair treatment of men by the legal system.

Vaastav Foundation

Others among the group dressed as prisoners and carried placards reading "Men's rights are human rights" and “Husband is not an ATM."

#MumbaiMarathon A run for Men's Rights #VaastavMarathon @TulsidasBhoite

Speaking to Quartz, Amit Deshpande, founder of the Vaastav Foundation, said that men are the victims of the patriarchy.

Vaastav Foundation

"A man is forced to be an ATM for his family and if he fails to protect his wife or provide for her, he is immediately accused of mistreating her," he said.

Vaastav Foundation

"Until men learn to express their pain, every story will always portray women as victims," he said.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.

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