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One commentator in the article argues that the separation of males and females contributes to sexual violence, as women are viewed only as sexual objects.
I am not sure about this as in western societies, where there is no such delineation, women are also viewed as sexual objects and sexual violence still occurs.
As I am traveling, I most often come across the average man on the street, like the stall owner or rickshaw driver.
I must admit that after a few weeks of observing him I found myself almost completely repulsed by men.
According to the article more than 65% of Indian men believed that women should tolerate violence to keep the family together and that women sometimes deserved to be beaten, furthermore 24% admitted to having committed sexual violence in their lives.
Whilst I have fortunately not come across anyone who has demonstrated these behaviours, it does seem to indicate that there are some deep seated issues in Indian culture where many men are treating women with little respect.
These behaviours appear to be generally accepted in Indian culture, no one bats an eyelid going about their day.
My simplistic explanation on why this behaviour is tolerated comes down to the arranged marriage.
The men I have observed undertaking this behaviour tend to be of lesser socio-economic means, and in my rudimentary understanding of the intricacies of Indian culture, I believe they are more likely to have an arranged marriage.
The first serious site that showed up was number 7 on the list and it disturbed me.
This article in The Times of India discusses a survey conducted on Gender Equality around the world, a survey that placed India last on the list.This denigrates the Indian man into something only marginally short of a sloth and depresses me even further. Then this one in Tehelka that essentially blames parenting styles, and mothers in particular, for molly-coddling their sons.