Why India is still presenting a Male Dominating Culture ?

India
November 17, 2009 4:24am CST
Hi friends , I have come across in many times the male dominating society in India. Why the society is not giving the same respect to the women ? Why all the time women pull back herself to save a man. For argument sake we can say that women got their freedom and all those. May be i agree only 25% of society might have changed . But the remaining 75% is like the same. In cine industries also we can see the same hero singing duets with heroine , after sometimes with heroine's daughter also. In the political field , generally even the educated women are also scared to enter. Don't take it as an offense. Just contribute your point of view.
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@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
18 Nov 09
Do you think India is a male dominating culture. I fondly remember the good old days when wives really cooperated[may be forced to] with their husbands and there was peace possible at home at least for some. IMO opinion female asserting themselves satrted in a small way from Mahabharata days! In the Ramayana Sita was the coy bridewho never questioned Sri Rama on his decisions however outrageous they were. By the time of Vyasa itself we find the portrayal of Draupadi who questioned the ways of her 5 husbands! In fact she was particularly caustic about her overly peace-loving, more than necessarily truth loving, and unnecessarily non-controversial first and eldest husband Yudhisthira( Dharmaraja). Each country must seek the roots of its people's behavior in their Epics! Today's Indian woman 1000 times Draupadi in every department!
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
18 Nov 09
Here in the Philippines women is equal to men to some extent. Actually our president is a woman and they also have the same power and right as man. Women here are not discriminated in every profession. What men can do we believe that women can do it also. I don't know why other countries are still traditional. Women here has a voice and enjoy every right in our society.
• India
18 Nov 09
Thank you gadhisunu for your response. I agree like in the ramayana sita was the coy bride who never questioned sri rama on his decisions. But they are divine beings. Sri rama is also true to her. He never turned back to other women. Can you tell how many sri rama chandra moothy's are there in this world. I guess it will be very very meagre. if the males behaves like sri rama then you can expect the women as sita the coy bride.
@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
18 Nov 09
When I gave the example of Sita and Rama I wasn't looking at them as Godly beings. Though we have made Gods out of them absorbing the content of Ramayana into what is called as "avataravada" or God's descent onto Earth that is so fundamental to Smartha or Vaishnava Vaishnavism. If you go by the text of Valmiki Ramayana, Valmiki wanted to leave a role model for a purushottama. It was Narada who suggested the example of Sri Rama. Ramayana was written to set up ideals for humanity at a time when the social practices were anything but what Rama stood for. Take polygamy for instance. Even in Rama's time including his own father Dasharatha, Kings and any one who could afford had more than one wife. But Rama established that the ideal for humanity was monogamy, an idea that was far ahead of its time. I was saying that Sita was very obedient by that I mean subdued, and had unquestioning acquiesence to Rama's word. Whereas by Dwapara you have Draupadi( I am not here alluding to polyandry at all which is more of an aberrarion even within the context of MB. My emphasis was about Draupadi not only questioning her husbans's ways but literally nagging him like a Kaliyuga wife. Whither domination. I am questioning your conclusion that there is male domination at all. Every passing day we have marriages breaking, neither man can tolerate hia woman nor vice versa and IMO [B]male domination is a myth perpetrated by women[/B]. Ever since women have started emerging on the social scene in the form of a working woman whether she is only a Servant Maid or a CEO like Indra Nooyi, male domination has gone out the window. In fact even politically India is more equitable than any other country as for womwen's equality is concerned.
• India
18 Nov 09
What do you mean by "presenting male dominating culture ?" We are having male dominating culture . We respect to women .... more than man . Don't you have ever been to Delhi metro train? Have you ever see other country metros condition like that ...where everybody offer the seat to women ? there is no comparison between man and women ...they both are very different from each other and having different work to do ... if some man is running home ....then that doesn't always mean that he is dominating only ...ok. You person always try to start topic like this to get more response ...without thinking about it .....
• India
18 Nov 09
thank you friend for your response. haei.. i didn't start this discussion just like that. i thought more about this topic before posting it ok.. donn blame others without thinking it.. you can just say what is your opinion on the topic and not to blame the persons who starts the discussion. if you are not interested to reply to the discussion better don't reply. you don't have any rights to blame me for starting this topic. i donn find any fault in this topic. Ofcoures it is really true and the most happening in india. Being an indian women i am also a victim. You cannot simply say from what ever you see , or whatever you hear or whatever you speak .. you just enquire and try to know the truth mister.
• India
18 Nov 09
ok well ....then have you got it ....that ...we are not presenting male domination ...but it is our culture and its not here in your age but long time .... Best of luck for trying .....
• China
18 Nov 09
I also want to konw the reason. I have one Indian friend who is a captain of oil vessel. He has many girlfriends but his wife forgives him.Is it related with the culture?
• India
18 Nov 09
ofcourse you are right.. most of the indian women are brought up in such a way that they have to worship their husband more than the god. But time has changed and the educated women nowadays starts questioning. i think your friend's wife must be bothered and worried much about her kids and their future
• Malaysia
18 Nov 09
I think in many an eastern country,it continues to be male dominated. Religion and culture dictate it to be so. Women have to make way for man as men are seen as they bread winner. True, times have changed, albeit ever so slowly. Women who become professionals have a better change to climb the rungs of corporate leadership positions. Not so, if you are just a regular worker.Education helps to make you less helpless, I guess.
• India
18 Nov 09
thank you gracefuldove for your response. women professionals had a better change when compared to women in the village side.
@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
18 Nov 09
I would have to say that this would probably be due to arrogant and brutish behaviour by males towards females. Lets go to Afghanistan, ok, lets not go to Afghanistan.
• India
18 Nov 09
thank you friend for your response.
@danoluma (817)
• Kenya
18 Nov 09
I believe its because since time in memorial it has always been believed that a man is superior to a woman so civilization has not done much to change that.
• India
18 Nov 09
thank you danoluma for your response
@vijayanths (7878)
• India
18 Nov 09
yes, it is true that it is male dominating world. But things are fast changing everywhere with more women becoming economically independent. It is true both should be treated equally and respected equally. But again there could be only one captain for a ship if the ship is to safely reach its destination. May be that is why India is having less divorce rate than other countries.
• India
18 Nov 09
Thank you vijayanths for your resonse.
• India
17 Nov 09
India is a huge country and we take to any idea like an elephant- very slowly just like bringing around the elephant to a new direction. A very low percentage of our country's women have been actually educated and our male dominated society believes and possibly correctly that the more educated they become the more will women question male authourity and dominance. Therefore the use of force to repress women from coming forward. It is only recently that through the increase in telecommunications that women in remote villages have come to know what the rest of the world looks like and more and more awareness is creeping in despite the efforts of the society to stop knowledge from percolating to women.It will still take a long time for these societies and our politicians to change and bring about more rights for women.
• India
18 Nov 09
Thank you abhikmjmdr for your resopnse. i agree with you because of the emergence of the telecommunication field and computer field the women are getting more and more exposure to the other side of the world.
@ava152007 (645)
• India
17 Nov 09
Hi Good discussion! I think our culture does not allow womans to come out of that so they are used to male dominating culture. Womans with week background can not make their point in public, becouse people dont respect them or dont care about them
• India
18 Nov 09
thank you aval for your response. you are right women with weak background are not getting respect in the public sometimes in their families also.
@sagnik42 (3598)
• India
17 Nov 09
Not only India but the whole world is male dominated. Even the most powerful nations like USA have a male dominated society. Maybe the percentages are different. What you are saying as 25% in India is about 40-50 % in USA. But still it is there. It has been so all this time and so it is still now. It will take a lot of years to change that ratio and improve the society. I do not think there will be any drastic change in the coming years.
• India
18 Nov 09
thank you sagnik for your response. ofcourse i agree with you there is no such possibility of any drastic change to the society