Women and Dependency

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Published on February 27, 2014

Author: RaviSamuel

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The culture breeds dependence of women for both good and bad reasons. Having an overview of the societal pressures on women and their liberation.

Ravi Samuel MA, MPhil, PGCARM(Lond) [PhD] Psychotherapist

The Fact: Dependence of girl on the mother, then the father, then the husband, then the children is a common phenomena. Actually no different for a man! Dependence refers to relying on a family member or relatives or friends for food, caring for the children, accommodation and security.

Increasing Single Women (Clinical Observations) Changes and Challenges in the society (Research Observations) What needs to be done?

 Education and Financial Independence Employment opportunities Migrating to other cities and even abroad Financial independence gives choice of living alone

 Nuclear Family system – gives choice for individual freedom Not bound by whole range of relatives decisions and opinions. Parents easily go by the decisions of the children, do not impose much of cultural or traditional values

 Breaking up of Marriage (Weds and Vs.) Marriage breaks up after few days to few decades. Girls come back to the mother’s house if they have children Some choose to live alone if they are having a relationship with someone.

 Over the past four years the divorce rate in Delhi almost doubled in 2008.  In 2006, Bangalore, the IT hub of India 1,246 cases of divorce  It has been estimated Mumbai has shot up to 4,138 in 2007 Kolkata and Chennai, are no less behind.  Kerala, known to be the most literate state has experienced an increase of divorce rate by 350% in the last 10 years.

Autonomy vs. Family and Social Roles Lack of sexual freedom Overcoming impositions - torch bearers of culture and traditions

Abolition of Sati in 1829 Age of Consent Bill in 1892 Indian Marriages Act. In 1864 Indian Succession Act of 1865 Indian Divorce Act 1869 Hindu Women’s Right to Divorce Bill

Hindu Women’s Right to Property Act of 1937 The United Nations declared 1975–85 as decade for women Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 Domestic Violence Act 2005 Ramakrishna Hegde’s Karnataka Govt 1983 25 mandating 25 per cent representation for women now One third of the seats are for women.

Delhi ranks the highest of all Indian cities in crimes against Women: dowry deaths, domestic violence and psychological torture, rape, abduction and molestation

Rape is the consequence of the double standards we adopt with sexuality, pornography and gay/lesbian choices Only the individual has the right to choose his sexuality Rape is a social illness not isolated problems of few men

The number of women online in India has crossed the 12 million The Internet is Avoidable Until it becomes a Necessity

The number of women online in India has crossed the 12 million The Internet is Avoidable Until it becomes a Necessity

Less than 18 per cent of the women make independent decisions.

Parents Relationships Siblings Relatives Friends

Work – Family Interface Mental Health Violence Reproductive Health Gender Linked Attributions Sexuality Aging Marriage and Motherhood

There is a need for specific studies on the caregiving needs of the single women. Social Policy and Services are required to meet the emerging social reality of ‘single women’

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