Do you see a connection between this 20 year old kicked to death by her spouse and another one raped by a husband, his neighbours and other strangers for four years? Or another one whose husband padlocked her genitals?
And the 36 Biradari Panchayat and the 19 year old kicked out of a train in Karnataka and several other acts of misogyny?
Can a ban on sex selection alone end deep rooted and culturally approved misogyny, when we allow it in so many other subtle ways…? Like not making accountable, ignorant and irresponsible statements that allow random criminals to make rules for how women should live, dress, drink, work, get pregnant, have sex, withhold consent, look, keep their genitals pure and fair for their pati parmeshwar, be beaten, adjust, marry and stay married etc?
Do you see a connection between the society controlling women’s lives, rights and freedoms and their being less wanted and valued by their own families?
Husband kills wife because she gave birth to second daughter
COIMBATORE: In a shocking incident, a 22-year-old youth killed his 20-year-old wife near Kanuvai on Thursday for giving birth to a female baby last month.
The accused, S Pandiaraj, reportedly kicked his wife, G Nagajothi, in the abdomen repeatedly on Wednesday night and by Thursday morning she started to vomit blood. She breathed her last at a private hospital near Kanuvai. Police have arrested Pandiaraj and his mother, Dhanti, 50, in connection with the incident. [read more]
Do you see how each little act of misogyny leads to another Indian woman being killed at some stage of her life – in her mother’s womb, in public transport or in her marital home…?