How sometimes societies take the easiest way to shrug off the worst responsibilities! As an Indian woman with independent mindset I know very well how hostile Indian society is to women, it has always been, it’s nothing new.
The latest style of Indian high and mighty is sing songs of saving the girl children before and after birth. Why don’t they use their glamour to make the society respect, accept girls as living beings?
A society that thinks that its only duty is to stop female infanticide and feticide should be ashamed to know that the recorded child abuse in this country has increased 336% in last decade. Forget about the abuse of grown up women. That’s easier to hush up.
In place of washing their hands off by bringing them to world in greater number they should be concentrating on making the society a safer place for them. They may start with a few things- teaching their sons to respect girls as their equals, starting from kindergarten, or from the age they learn to understand. Teaching them to respect the knowledge that a woman is an individual worthy of respect and free will! Teaching them to not marry for dowry and treat wives as their life partners; not an all in one household assistant who will give birth and bring up his children too!
Out on the street not to exploit women weaker than them! Whether she is a helpless lonely woman, their maid or their personal assistant!
If they start doing this then I am sure female feticide and infanticide will disappear within a decade or two!
They should be ashamed for exploiting their women so brazenly for so long!