Thursday, October 21, 2010

Women in India

The status of women in India makes you feel very lucky to live in the United States. As an American woman, I often do not think about how lucky I am to have been born in this country. Many women die in childbirth because of intentional lack of adequate medical care. Most are malnourished because women always have to eat last, which often leads to their children becoming malnourished as well. There seems to be a lack of education given to women as opposed to men. Women also are usually overworked and unrecognized for their work. Even though women are overworked, they usually are unskilled as well. Abuse against women in on the rise in India. Female infanticide has also been a major issue in recent years. The main issue facing women in India is the complete lack of power. Women have little to no rights and have arranged marriages set up for them at a very young age. Many programs have been set up for woman's economic rights, but little has been done regarding discrimination to women in India. Women need to have a voice too and more "free" women need to do what they can to help these women and educate people about what is going on in India.


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