Egalitarian — Affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people.
In the recent past, many a blogger and columnist has written about this phenomenon and the newspapers have been awash with related news as a result of which a lot of what I am trying to articulate in this article might seem a tad clichéd. But I ask that you bear with me perhaps a different perspective will shed a different light on this topic?
NOTE: This is a re-post of my original article on Sulekha.com. Since there were a couple of articles written on this phenomenon (or it's root cause), I thought I'd add this one to provide a little more perspective. On an aside, this article sunk into the bottomless pit of Sulekha's weird editorial policies — promote mindless fluff and flush the real stuff down the drain.