Once a woman marries, all of her property would go to her husband and she must live under his shadow. If there was a divorce, the children would go to the men, leaving the women with nothing. Men could have premarital sex but women had to be chaste, otherwise they would be seen as sinners. The most degrading thing was their employment. The reason why women could not live a single life was because there would be no way they could make a living.
Fear of violence is an important factor in the lives of most women. Fear of violence is the cause of lack of participation in every sphere of life. There are various forms of crime against women. Sometimes it is even before birth, some times in the adulthood and other phrases of life. In the Indian society, position of women is always perceived in relation to the man.
Unwanted pregnancies can be very stressful on a woman. Whether or not women have the right to an abortion is a very controversial subject. Millions of American women have aborted a child and the pain, loss and emotional need to justify what was done, both on the part of the mother and on the part of her loved ones is strong and deep. Some believe that having an abortion is seriously wrong because killing a fetus is the same as killing a person, whereas others believe that women have the right to make choices about their own bodies. Women should be able to have an abortion if they are too young or unable to take care of a baby and also if the pregnancy negatively affects the women or her babies health.
Living with domestic violence can cause physical and emotional harm to women. The physically effects of domestic violence against women by intimate partners is including injuries, gynecological disorders, mental health disorders, adverse pregnancy outcome, and sexually transmitted infections. Domestic violence against women affects the emotional such as, feelings, behaviors and can impact one’s mental stability. Increased anxiety, post - traumatic stress disorder and depression symptoms are commonly observed among survivors of domestic violence. The study of Thananowan and Kaesornsamut shows that women who experience violence during pregnancy has higher stress and depressive symptom, less social support, and lower self -
Women are especially perceived as the cause for social order disruption due to their “uncontrolled” sexual habits outside of marriages which can cause diseases. They are also seen as unvirtuous women who had too much freedom. “Attached to the idealized monogamous model of marriage were ideas about sexuality and morality, particularly the restriction of sexual intimacy to one man and one woman who were married for life. Women who “lost their virtue” before marriage were regarded as “utterly destitute of moral principle” (25). Sexuality is controlled by the state though blaming women for having too much freedom.
Rationale and Scope Young girls who barely experienced life have to endure traumatizing experiences. Imagine being so small and vulnerable with no protection and having to experience one of the worst situations that can ever encounter you. Post rape or sexual assault is a whole different nightmare than experiencing the violation being done to you. Fear, guilt, shame, trust issues are just a few things that consume the victim after the incident. Society deforms them after their tragic attack.
The pros and cons in a society for a couple and the myths and facts hounding the families to commit a crime of honor in the name of forced marriage. GIRLS NOT BRIDES ‘Forced marriage is a means of controlling female sexuality and women’s autonomy. It involves coercion, mental abuse and emotional blackmail, and intense social pressure. In the most extreme cases, it may also involve physical violence, abduction, false imprisonment, rape or sexual abuse, and murder.’ (Hossain & Turner, 2000)
People often think that parents have a basic human right to have the freedom to determine the number and spacing of their children. Government intervention is also unfavorable due to the fact that the one-child policy is proving to disproportionately harm the women in that country. The very reason that the government is constantly encouraging and enforcing abortion, emotionally damages the women. Thus, this shows that by implementing the One-Child policy, it not only abuses human rights but also emotionally damages women who are forced to
In Northern/Western regions such as Punjab or Delhi, the sex rate is about 125 while in Southern/Eastern such as Kerala and Andhra Pradesh it is approximately 105. Despite the fact that “prenatal sex discrimination” was legally banned in 1996, the law can not enforce and is not even familiar to all Indian families. As a result, they still prefer male child because the parents might not be able to afford the marriage dowry for the daughter. This leads to the abortions, murdering the female babies and abandonment of baby girl. Prenatal tests to determine the sex were criminalized by
The preference for sons has translated into the abortion of female of fetuses as well as female infanticide on a harrowing scale. It has also translated into malnourishment and other indicators of poor health and diminished quality of life among females who are not favoured in the distribution of food and other subsistence goods (Evens 1998, 144). In fact, female children are killed because they cannot bring the baby up and they are heavy expensive for ceremonies such as marriage ceremonies. Moreover, People believe that the status of the family lies in the male child and when a girl marries, she will go away her family and will become part of her husband's family. For instance, in China, there was a traditional infanticide, especially of females.