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People Need to Change Their Mindset Towards Women: Meira Kumar

Tuesday, 25 December 2012, 02:14 Hrs   |    4 Comments
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Bangalore: Against the backdrop of the Delhi gangrape, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar asked people to change their mindset towards women and wondered whether they are prepared to accept a rape victim as a daughter-in-law.

Addressing a gathering on the occasion of Moortidevi Award for 2011, Kumar asked the people to ensure that their anger over the incident does not turn into violence.

“People need to change their mindset towards women. Is our society prepared to accept a rape victim as a daughter-in-law?” she asked.

On the ongoing protests in the capital after the gangrape, she said, “People should get angry (over such incidents). But they should ensure that their anger does not turn into violence.”

The Speaker also said the intellectual class is faced with a challenge to restore values of a woman in the society.

“The intellectual class is faced with a challenge to restore the values of women in the society. Women have to face various forms of violence and injustice both inside their house and outside it,” she said.

Kumar also highlighted several other issues being faced by women such as dowry, female foeticide and gender-based discrimination in the public.

“Several times girls names are not mentioned in the ration card lists as the family fear that they may ask for share in the property after marriage. We as a society need to over such wide-spread discrimination against women,” she added.

Source: PTI
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Reader's comments(4)
1: This is another of those millions and zillions of feminist articles that seem to portray female victimhood and males as perpetrators. If men start communicating their problems, the problems of women seem trivial. Its time for men to speak out. Its time for men to showcase their side of life rather allow women to dominate. The world, especially India is a female dominated society.
Posted by:Rohan - 26 Dec, 2012
Rohan...its not about the zillions and millions of articles or the feminist movements or the feminists...its all from recoiling at being touched, merely touched by a stranger without permission. you wouldn't know how long it would take to rubb off the hurt and humiliation at the helm of utter helplessness. feminism is a movement that has stifled sobs of such collective hurts time and again. please atleast do not say we do not have a cause. Does that hurt too much?
Sudha Ramkumar Replied to: Rohan - 30 Dec, 2012
3: Only mothers can change the mindset of their sons, unfortunately in Indian social and family scenario women itself is at a far back seat.Children are known by their father's name and nobody knows mothers.
Posted by:surendra - 26 Dec, 2012
Which world are you living in Surendra??? It looks like you are brainwashed by feminist media to believe its cock and bull stories. Women have been pampered enough in Indian society. Its time for men to look at their own status now.
Rohan Replied to: surendra - 26 Dec, 2012
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