Society often fails to acknowledge that gender inequality, or the disparity in status and power between men and women, continues to exist today. However, rising incidents of crime against women and victim blaming by politicians and higher officials in Indian society make it important to acknowledge the rampant prevalence of hostile and benevolent sexism. The present research focuses on benevolent sexism as displayed by participants from India. It aims to assess the prevalence and consequences of Benevolent sexism in India. Cross-cultural studies by Glick et al. The study revealed high levels of Hostile and Benevolent sexist attitudes held by Indian men and contrary to many other countries, Indian women neither endorsed the system-justifying ideology of Benevolent sexism nor expressed hostility against men.
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These are the core obsessions that drive our newsroom—defining topics of seismic importance to the global economy. Our emails are made to shine in your inbox, with something fresh every morning, afternoon, and weekend. For IT professional Sonali Mathur, the coronavirus lockdown in India has, ironically, doubled the burden: work-from-home and work-for-home. In the absence of the domestic help who otherwise handled most of these chores—cleaning, mopping, washing dishes, babysitting—through her hour shift, she alone carries the additional physical and mental burden now. For that is the rule instinctively adhered to in Indian families where male members are not expected to perform household tasks.
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Eighteen-year-old Omkar used to take out his anger on his younger sister Rutu. Now, his mother Kanta says, he talks to her respectfully and calmly. He also helps much more around the house. Battling for gender equality is like fighting the current of a rushing river, says Christina Furtado, executive director of ECF.
Women are being asked to give up their rights to freedom of choice and movement for protection. What if we choose not to register ourselves in the name of protection or marry a rapist? Representative image of an agitation in New Delhi for women's safety. The accused stalked the victim on her way to school, gagged and tied her whilst he raped her, threatened to throw acid on her face if she spoke up and continued to rape her several times thereafter. The facts only came to light when she tried to commit suicide and her mother stopped her.