Women Accepting Wife Beating

Times of India has a story that I found ‘shocking’ but on deliberating on it found it also not very surprising.  This is a comprehensive survey.

If you thought domestic violence was on the wane in India with the rise in education levels, take a look at these hard figures. Over 40% of women in a nationwide survey reported being beaten by their husbands at some point of time. More shockingly, around 54% of the women surveyed thought that such violence was justified on one ground or the other.

It shows that social systems take time to change — they evolve slowly with education and new cultural influences.


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