what is the position of a woman in your country
April 20, 2009 6:06am CST
i live in india,the position of a woman in society has improved significantly compared to ancient times,but it is not satisfactory yet. As in western countries,women are totally independent for anything and everything.here in india also some of the woman are independnt to live with their own style,but these cases are few,most of the woman are totally dependent on their family/husband.even the women who are from urban areas, even if they are working women,they are not totally independent,they are working bcoz their inlaws allows them to do that,there are a very few cases where a woman work against his family's wish. even the girls/woman dress -up according to others,but it doesn't mean that whole india is like this only. I personally feel that there are also some advantages of this,which i will discuss later. please give your comments about this.
20 Apr 09
I live in Singapore where the position of a woman is (almost) on par as that of a man. Since our independence in 1965, the government has made education compulsory for both genders as we depend very much on human resource for our economy. We are a very westernised country, absorbing not only the knowledge but also the threads of thoughts which have since eroded national cultures. On the topic of women education, two prime ministers have expressed a form of regret for having education for both genders over the decades as they blame the breakdown in family units on the increasing independence women have since gained. Within our culture, the woman is still seen as the homemaker despite most families possessing dual-incomes. We are still expected to give way to men whenever the need arise because this preference of boys over girls is still present, if not obvious. It is really nice to feel sufficiently safe for women in our country, but there are still many prejudices that have been reproduced over generations that may never go away.
21 Apr 09
When it comes to marriage, we choose our own life partners. I'm not married, but the general perception I get from married friends is that both partners are equal in the decision making part. Moving in together before marriage is not unheard of, but the barrier standing in way is not so much out of respect for our traditional parents. It is more the financial burdens here in renting a home and in the government's stand on not allowing singles to purchase public housing until they reach a certain age. Arranged marriages are unheard of among my friends, and higher education is pursued by both genders (most of my friends are university graduates and in very stable careers) so the average age of marriages among both males and females are on the rise. A worrying factor for the government who fear our greying population!
21 Apr 09
dear neeraj,you are saying this bcoz u r a man,i agree with you to an extent but if you ask about this from a girl she can change your thinking.even i belong to a family where i can take my own decisions and there is no difference between me & my brother but when i think about the position of an indian girl as a whole,i find my self uncomfortable.i wan to do something for them,but i can't because ultimately i m an indian girl too,and society will not accept it easily or i can do this if i sacrifice my personal life for this.