A disturbing video has gone viral today – and it’s drawing spotlight to the rampant violence against women in India.
The video shows a woman, gathered to be only 15 years old, who is paraded through a village, beaten and stripped. And her crime you may ask, was that she decided to “date” a man from a higher “caste” or class, than her.
India has been crowned as the most dangerous country in the world for a woman, this is because episodes like the video below are far too rampant.
Here is the video that is causing a uproar online:
India who still operate the sick and demented system called the caste system in which everybody is grouped into classes the peasants been the lowest and are not supposed to marry anyone above their caste.
A recent investigative study found that over 50% of Indian men and women still believe that sometimes women deserve a good beating. The same study found that one woman is killed every hour for not bringing enough dowry to a husband. Yet, dependency is still presented as a reputable and preferred habit and independence is seen to be negative.
According to The Guardian, “this everyday violence is the product of a culture that bestows all power on men, and that does not even want women to exist.” Indian society teaches women to be afraid of their bodies, denies them of speech, and denies them the right to assemble.