Why does India treat its women so badly?

Why does India treat its women so badly?

Photo from Mamamia

All over the world, women are treated badly but India would be the worst culprit in this area.

Ever since the news of the death of rape-victim,Jyoti Singh Pandey  I have felt increasingly sad and disillusioned by the human race, especially by the half who are our fathers, brothers , husbands, sons, grandsons…

India is supposed to be a civilised society, a spiritual country with the oldest existing religion in the world. It is the country that the west looked to for spiritual inspiration and guidance, the mecca for enlightment.

‘Mother India’, “Mother Ganga’ and a multitude of goddesses are all apparent symbols of respect to the female gender yet apparently, respect for women is precisely what is lacking in modern indian society.

So…what went wrong?

Why is there so much violence perpetrated against the gender who gave you life and nurtured you to manhood?

I know that not all indian men are violent or rapists, in fact, the significant majority of them are equally outraged and some are actively working to restore India’s honour, such as Subh with his VOICES FOR DAMINI (see:http://subhabratadasgupta.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/voices-for-damini-my-humble-initiative/) and this gives me hope.

Yes, it is a dark time for India but it is also a time for change.

It is time to ask, ‘Why does India treat its women so badly?’

It is time to say, ‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!’

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Photo from Mamamia

Update: http://www.mamamia.com.au/news/gang-rape-india/?utm_source=Mamamia.com.au&utm_campaign=49a4dd9dbc-Mamamia_Newsletter&utm_medium=email

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10 thoughts on “Why does India treat its women so badly?

  1. It IS time!
    As Swami Vivekananda said,“The best thermometer to the progress of a nation is its treatment of its women .”

  2. mats lundin

    Change might be difficult but it is also inevitable.

  3. Though it took so long to say ‘ Enough is Enough’ still better late than never. Let everyone not allow this to die a natural death. Let the fire burning.

  4. It is an appalling situation and saddens me terribly. I don’t know how life goes on as though this is just the way it is…of course, that can be said about similar atrocities all over the world. I so appreciate the way you make the connection that India is held up as a beacon of spiritual enlightenment. American celebrities flock to India to follow spiritual leaders. There is something really wrong with this picture, and I think you’ve given me a few words to share in my own small sphere of influence. Thank you.

  5. Amen, Ela – such a fine post.

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