Posts Tagged ‘Violence against women’

Violence is one of the basic human instinct evolved since the inception of human being where the survival of the fittest was the only way out. People were and are always involved in some sort of violence; gaining some or the other benefit, either tangible or intangible. Mostly women are the one, who suffer maximum number of causalities and abuse. Only human can think and we all are products of our own thoughts; which builds character from preconceived notion from society and religion. Human mind being the servant of its own thoughts, which are deeply rooted in patriarchal and religious values. Religion no matter what it is; always been biased for women and subjugation of the right is prevalent in sacred text; where women is not even treated unequal but also a method to bring shame to family. This mindset who do not challenge; treat almost all women in their life with disrespect and abuse. In Indian and other society too, virginity is treated as symbol of honour not only for the girl but to her whole family, and if her virginity is lost before marriage or without the consent of family before marriage, then havoc hits that family. Verbal, physical and mental abuse starts not only from relatives and neighbor but also within the family and can drive them to a limit where they can take the life away from her. As Voltaire said “It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
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