Importance Of Indian Women
Violence against women is not a new or recent phenomenon women have been the victims of violence all through the age, in all societies, cultures regions or religious communities in the world.
It is indeed, ironic that in India, which has given rise to apostles of peace and non-violence, women have to bear the brunt of violence-domestic as well as public, physical as well as emotional and mental. After independence violence against women has only grown in all its dimensions. Indeed a few more forms of violence like female foeticide have developed because of the progress in science and technology. Dowry system has been with India society for a long time. But today’s growing materialism has increased its severity which results in a great number of bride-killings every …show more content…
But in practice there is often denial of equality for women in large parts of India, particularly in the rural areas due to our feudal past.
Feudal, agricultural societies were based on physical labor, and hence were dominated by men. Women were practically slaves of their husbands, who often used them cruelly. Their lives were marked by continual, unending labor, the kind of labor that was looked down upon and bore the imprint of bondage. She had to cook, was clothes, clean the home, and bear children. It was unending drudgery. She was denied education and cultural development, often not allowed to step out of her home. If she did step out, she was veiled and could not interact with other people unless allowed by her husband.
Industrialization has placed more importance on brains. Physical labor is done by machines. IQ tests have established that the average woman has the same IQ as an average man. Freed from physical labor, women have started getting educated and joining the work force. We have highly qualified pilots, surgeons, educators who are