Once women were worshipped as goddesses in India. Gradually their status deteriorated. Historical, religious and social compulsions made them virtual slaves to men folk. Centuries of maltreatment and oppression resulted in the total loss of their separate identity and individuality. Today the greatest numbers of crimes are committed against them.
They are harassed, tortured and ill-treated. The lure of making easy money has led to outrageous demands for dowry. Brides are harassed and burnt alive if they do not bring sufficient dowry. Many girls commit suicide to save their parents from humiliation. Some choose to remain unmarried. Some become call-girls and prostitutes. The prejudice against the girl child is the result of all these factors.
Today it is possible to determine the sex of the unborn child. This has led to the abhorrent practice of female feticide. Eve-teasing is common, for women are considered objects of sex. Abduction and rape are everyday occurrences. Even minor girls are not spared.
Working women are exploited everywhere. Women are criminally assaulted in police lock-ups and even so-called protective homes are not safe for them. Ironically, they bear the brunt of hostility between their men folk. The remedy lies in women's education and economic independence. Stringent laws with no loopholes must be made to protect the interests of women. Above all, the moral atmosphere of the society must undergo a complete transformation.
Essay on Violence Against Women
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More than a thousand women are killed worldwide each year by men. The violence committed against women is becoming worse. Men have no compassion and just kill women as if they were animals that are not worth anything. In the City of Juarez women are kidnapped then killed by men. Bodies are found far away from the cities were nobody can find them. Fortunately women are now being protected by laws that say that no type of violence can be committed against women.
One of the worse violence committed against women is now happening in Juarez, Mexico. Women are afraid of going out because they know that a man might go after her. First rape her and then kill her, and just leave her there in the middle of nowhere. The police have been looking for…show more content…
Dead bodies that are found can be hardly recognized by their clothing, and by their teeth, because the murderers treated them so brutal that they left the bodies unrecognizable. (Gonzalez Rodriguez, 2003).
The press, that doesn’t have enough information have been saying that women that were killed were prostitutes, drug addicts, that weren’t worth anything, and that were only walking on the streets looking for danger. And that is not the truth and even if it was nothing will justify the cruel murders. The mothers and other siblings of the victims have been looking for justice asking the government to do something about it, but they don’t seem to listen. Police that had evidence that could help find the murderers seem to lose it from one day to another. As you might know some of the members of the FBI in the City of Juarez are with the murderers and they help them get away from the problems that they have which leave them free to do what ever they want without getting in trouble (Gonzalez Rodriguez, 2003). Nine out of ten women are victims of men that force them to become prostitutes (LaFuente, 2008). Women go to other states looking for better lives and what they find out is that they have gone to the worse place they could ever think of. Men take advantage of these women that don't know what they are doing. Men start talking to them offering women jobs like modeling or working