Date of publication: 2017-08-25 12:52
It is believed that economic strength is the basis of social , political a psychologically power in the society. thus the lower strata of women mostly stem from their low economic status. And subsequent dependence and lack of decision-making power. Therefore if women gain economic strength they gain visibility and voice.
These records are replete with incidents of abduction, murder, and torture of women. But, regretfully, female victims of violence have not been given much attention in the literature on social problems or in the literature on criminal violence.
Since the older times, women have been treated as second rate citizens of all across the globe. The situation is almost the same everywhere-irrespective of the developed country or the developing country-caste, community, colour or creed a position which is comparable in many ways, with that of racial minorities. Women have been relegated to secondary position despite the fact that they numerically constitute about half the world population today.
She is a proactive person, who is really interested in women 8767 s work and involvement as a group. She believes that underdeveloped people live in the dark, while developed people 8775 bright 8776 in a certain way. She would like to see all women under 8775 bright light 8776 .
iii. Dowry leads to the degradation of women. Prevalence of the practice of dowry reflects the inferior status of women in society. It makes a girl a great liability on her family 8767 s resources. Some unscrupulous and money minded men contract more than one marriage just for money.
Who is most likely to be victimised by violent crime? Women are less likely to be victimised by violent crime than men, though or some crimes and among some groups of women, victimisation is higher than men. Violence against women is not a new phenomenon in India. 8775 Women in Indian society have been victims of ill-treatment, humiliation, torture, and exploitation for as long as written records of social organisation and family life are available.
The use of contraceptives, Copper-T, sterilisation, abortion and hormonal drugs has an adverse effect on health. Those who make use of them suffer from problems such as bodily weakness, bloodlessness, high bleeding, fatness, problems in uterus, discomfort in breast, chronic backpain, etc. As Neera Desai and Vibhuti Patel have criticised, the advocates of family planning do not seem to bother much about these problems.
The male preference has led to the abuse of technology. Thousands of 8775 unwanted female 8776 children are killed at the stage of foetus itself. It is said that in India, out of 67 million female children born every year, around 75% of them die before they attain the age of 65. Of the children who die every year, about 8 lakh female children, that is, more than the number of male children, die for one or the other reason. Of the children which die every year in India, the 6th child dies due to gender discrimination.
Women suffer from some distinctive health problems from which men are free. Women have to undergo the distinctive biological process of pregnancy, or child-bearing, delivering, nursing, feeding, child-caring or rearing etc. These are their maternal functions. But the insistence on the family planning has posed many health hazards.
Lack of Political Will : The still- pending Women’s Reservation Bill underscores the lack of political will to empower women politically. The male dominance prevails in the politics of India and women are forced to remain mute spectators.