Indian Men Lead in Sexual Violence -- Should Indians Be Ashamed?
A New Low for Indian Men
A recent International Men and Gender Equality survey has shown that Indian men lead when it comes to gender equality and sexual violence. A new low for Indian men?
According to the survey, one in four Indian men seems to have committed sexual violence. Another startling fact is that one in five Indian men have supposedly forced their wife or partner to have sex with them. Compared to the 2% in Brazil and less than 9% in Croatia, Mexico, Rwanda and Chile, the statistics regarding Indian men is not providing a good image about Indians worldwide.
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Who Should Be Blamed?
Indian men are given extreme importance in our society the moment they are born. Is this to blame? Indian women have gone ahead and are now voicing their thoughts and views freely -- but can the Indian man who has not yet moved away from the comfort zone be able to accept her views? The survey results are the answer for you.
I personally know of an Indian woman who has been subjected to verbal and mental abuse by her husband. Mind you, they are both educated. But the guy can't take it when the wife objects to his thoughts or views -- and the result? Domestic violence. The guy's family knows of this and doesn't object. Why? Because they feel it's the woman's duty to always listen to his husband -- no matter what -- and if she doesn't, the husband has full rights to hit/slap/shove/push his wife or treat her in any way he wants. The girl also has learnt from her family that "girls should adjust to a situation no matter what" -- so she doesn't walk out of the situation and continue to bear the brunt of his anger. Sad, but true.
Things like the dowry system still exists in India, and it's sad to see that some educated Indian men even support this! It goes without saying that this very ugly system is also responsible for many cases of domestic violence in India.
The Times of India Debate
I thought sexual and domestic violence existed only in rural parts of India. But one look at the Times of India forum will tell you otherwise. I was shocked to see how modern, educated Indian guys thought about the whole domestic violence issue. When such Indian guys exist in our society, how can domestic violence be eradicated completely? Something to think about...
In the TOI discussion, every Indian girl who commented about being ill-treated by her husband got thrashed by men out there who went to further accuse these girls of running after guys with money. I hope these views are not shared by majority of Indian men out there....
It was a really sad debate to see. You can check out the discussion yourself for proof. This won't give out a good impression of Indian men in general, but from the views you will see that such Indian men are majorly responsible for domestic violence in India.
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