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Court grants bail to husband in domestic violence case

Sept 29, 2010

A local court today granted bail to a Computer Engineer who was arrested on charge of domestic violence and dowry demand following a complaint by his wife.

Additional District and Session Judge S N Srivastva granted the bail to Vasu Gautam after his lawyer argued that the charges by his wife Versha were false.

In her complaint last month, Versha had alleged that her husband and his parents used to assault her and that they wanted to throw her into prostitution racket while they were in US to carry out his company project work.

However, Vasu denied the charges and accused his wife of withdrawing ornaments from the bank locker without his or his family's consent.

Earlier the court had granted bail to his parents in the case. The couple got married in 2004 and has a five-year-old son.

RTI helps family to fight fraud daughter-in-law

Sept 30, 2010

In 2007, Tejashree Mahesh Kalge, a bank employee consumed poison and tried to commit suicide alleging harassment from her in-laws. Her father Haribhau Prabhavalkar, former deputy mayor of Kolhapur, filed a case against his daugther’s in-laws.

After this, Tejashree’s in-laws were in jail for 21 days. Upon their return from jail, they noticed that their house was ransacked and jewellery was missing.

Following this, Tejashree’s in-laws rushed to the police station, but the police refused to file it. In the meanwhile, the family was relieved from Tejashree’s first case of abetment to suicided filed against them.

The Kalge family had to run pillar to post for two long years to get an FIR filed and it was only after they found out, through a Right to Information (RTI) petition, that the doctor who examined Tejashree and issued a medical certificate at the time of her suicide attempt was an Ayurvedic practitioner, who cannot issue these certificates.
The Kalge family then filed a private case through their lawyer in February this year.

Finally, on September 18, the Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Rajan Gunjekar directed the police to file a case against Tejashree Mahesh Kalge, her parents, relatives, two doctors and some 20 people in all.

Additionally, Tejashree’s father-in-law Subhanrao (70) and his married daughter Meera (36) have filed a case of molestation against Tejashree, her father Haribhau and the doctors who examined her.

On Tuesday, the Chinchwad police filed a case of rioting, dacoity, filing a false case, punishment for robbery, criminal conspiracy, assault, roiting, wrongful restraint, molestation, attempt to suicide, fabricating evidence in a judicial proceeding, house trespassing and criminal intimidation against the 20 accused.

Subhanrao says, “We have been running around to file a case for the last two years. We even approached the District General of Police of Maharashtra, who even directed the police to lodge a case, but nothing was done. So, we had to file a private case through our lawyer Sanjay Kadu.”

Subhanrao recalls, “On December 20, 2007, Tejashree consumed poison and soon my wife took her to a private hospital and informed us. What made her take that step is still unclear.

Later the police came and arrested us. We were in jail for 21 days. We don’t want revenge, but our name has been tarnished and we want to know the truth.”

Explaining how RTI helped him, Subhanrao added, “We learnt from the forensic department that not even an inch of poison was found in her body. Her reports were normal. The police took no time to arrest us, but now they haven’t made a single arrest.”

Inspector incharge of Chinchwad police Mahesh Joshi said, “Till now, we have not made any arrests but are investigating all possible angles.” When contacted Tejashree flatly denied the allegations.

Hateful Quotes From Feminists

These are actual quotes from a variety of mainstream feminists, stating their opinions and positions. The one common denominator is the obvious and blatant hatred of men. No reputable Father's Rights advocate could get away with making statements such as these- any man daring to say these kinds of things about women would instantly be branded a "gender-supremacist". 

"In a patriarchal society all heterosexual intercourse is rape because women, as a group, are not strong enough to give meaningful consent." Catherine MacKinnon in Professing Feminism: Cautionary Tales from the Strange World of Women's Studies, p. 129..

"I claim that rape exists any time sexual intercourse occurs when it has not been initiated by the woman, out of her own genuine affection and desire." From Robin Morgan, "Theory and Practice: Pornography and Rape" in "Going too Far," 1974. .

"When a woman reaches orgasm with a man she is only collaborating with the patriarchal system, eroticizing her own oppression..." Sheila Jeffrys .

"Heterosexual intercourse is the pure, formalized expression of contempt for women's bodies." Andrea Dworkin

"Sex is the cross on which women are crucified ... Sex can only be adequately defined as universal rape." Hodee Edwards, ‘Rape defines Sex’

"Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat." Hillary Clinton, First Ladies' Conference on Domestic Violence in San Salvador, El Salvador on Nov. 17, 1998

"MAN: ... an obsolete life form... an ordinary creature who needs to be watched ... a contradictory baby-man ..."
"TESTOSTERONE POISONING: ... 'Until now it has been though that the level of testosterone in men is normal simply because they have it. But if you consider how abnormal their behavior is, then you are led to the hypothesis that almost all men are suffering from 'testosterone poisoning.'" from A Feminist Dictionary", ed. Kramarae and Treichler, Pandora Press, 1985

"Patriarchy requires violence or the subliminal threat of violence in order to maintain itself... The most dangerous situation for a woman is not an unknown man in the street, or even the enemy in wartime, but a husband or lover in the isolation of their home." Gloria Steinem in Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, pp. 259-61..

"Women take their roles of caretakers very seriously and when they hear of someone who's taken advantage of a child, they react more strongly than men do." - Kathleen C. Faller, professor of social work at the University of Michigan

"I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which a man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He's just incapable of it." - Former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan

Melbourne City Councilwoman Pat Poole announced her opposition to renaming a street for Martin Luther King: "I wonder if he really accomplished things, or if he just stirred people up and caused a lot of riots."

"Our culture is depicting sex as rape so that men and women will become interested in it." Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth, p. 138..

"Under patriarchy, no woman is safe to live her life, or to love, or to mother children. Under patriarchy, every woman is a victim, past, present, and future. Under patriarchy, every woman's daughter is a victim, past, present, and future. Under patriarchy, every woman's son is her potential betrayer and also the inevitable rapist or exploiter of another woman," Andrea Dworkin, Liberty, p.58..

"Compare victims' reports of rape with women's reports of sex. They look a lot alike....[T]he major distinction between intercourse (normal) and rape (abnormal) is that the normal happens so often that one cannot get anyone to see anything wrong with it." Catherine MacKinnon, quoted in Christina Hoff Sommers, "Hard-Line Feminists Guilty of Ms.-Representation," Wall Street Journal, November 7, 1991.

"The fact is that the process of killing - both rape and battery are steps in that process- is the prime sexual act for men in reality and/or in imagination.". Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 22..

"Man's discovery that his genitalia could serve as a weapon to generate fear must rank as one of the most important discoveries of prehistoric times, along with the use of fire, and the first crude stone axe." Susan Brownmiller, Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape, p. 5..

"The newest variations on this distressingly ancient theme center on hormones and DNA: men are biologically aggressive; their fetal brains were awash in androgen; their DNA, in order to perpetuate itself, hurls them into murder and rape." Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 114..

When asked: "You [Greer] were once quoted as saying your idea of the ideal man is a woman with a dick. Are you still that way inclined?"
Dr Greer (denying that she said it): "I have a great deal of difficulty with the idea of the ideal man. As far as I'm concerned, men are the product of a damanged gene. They pretend to be normal but what they're doing sitting there with benign smiles on their faces is they're manufacturing sperm. They do it all the time. They never stop. I mean, we women are more reasonable. We pop one follicle every 28 days, whereas they are producing 400 million sperm for each ejaculation, most of which don't take place anywhere near an ovum. I don't know that the ecosphere can tolerate it." Germaine Greer, at a Hilton Hotel literary lunch, promoting her book #34; The Change-- Women, Aging and the Menopause#34; . From a newsreport dated 14/11/91

"One can know everything and still be unable to accept the fact that sex and murder are fused in the male consciousness, so that the one without the imminent possibly of the other is unthinkable and impossible." Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 21..

"Cosmetic surgery and the ideology of self-improvement may have made women's hope for legal recourse to justice obsolete." Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth, p. 55..

"Sex as desired by the class that dominates women is held by that class to be elemental, urgent, necessary, even if or even though it appears to require the repudiation of any claim women might have to full human standing. In the subordination of women, inequality itself is sexualized, made into the experience of sexual pleasure, essential to sexual desire." Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 265..

"AIDS education will not get very far until young men are taught how not to rape young women and how to eroticize trust and consent; and until young women are supported in the way they need to be redefining their desires." Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth, p. 168..

"In everything men make, they hollow out a central place for death, let its rancid smell contaminate every dimension of whatever still survives. Men especially love murder. In art they celebrate it, and in life they commit it. They embrace murder as if life without it would be devoid of passion, meaning, and action, as if murder were solace, still their sobs as they mourn the empitness and alienation of their lives." Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 214..

"One of the reasons that women are kept in a state of economic degradation- because that's what it is for most women- is because that is the best way to keep women sexually available." Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 145..

"Romance is rape embellished with meaningful looks." Andrea Dworkin in the Philadelphia Inquirer, May 21, 1995..

"Ninety-five percent of women's experiences are about being a victim. Or about being an underdog, or having to survive...women didn't go to Vietnam and blow up things up. They are not Rambo." Jodie Foster in The New York Times Magazine, January 6, 1991, p. 19..

"All men are rapists and that's all they are." Marilyn French in People, February 20, 1983..

"All men benefit from rape, because all men benefit from the fact that women are not free in this society; that women cower; that women are afraid; that women cannot assert the rights that we have, limited as those rights are, because of the ubiquitous presence of rape." Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 142..

"Men who are unjustly accused of rape can sometime gain from the experience." Catherine Comins, Vassar College Assistant Dean of Student Life in Time, June 3, 1991, p. 52..

"We have long known that rape has been a way of terrorizing us and keeping us in subjection. Now we also know that we have participated, although unwittingly, in the rape of our minds." Historian Gerda Lerner in Who Stole Feminism: How Women Have Betrayed Women, p. 55..

"Only with the occasional celebrity crime do we allow ourselves to think the nearly unthinkable: that the family may not be the ideal and perfect living arrangement after all - that it can be a nest of pathology and a cradle of gruesome violence,... Even in the ostensibly "functional," nonviolent family, where no one is killed or maimed, feelings are routinely bruised and often twisted out of shape. There is the slap or the put-down that violates a child's shaky sense of self, the cold, distracted stare that drives a spouse to tears, the little digs and rivalries... Barbara Ehrenreich in Time Magazine

"The nuclear family is a hotbed of violence and depravity." Gordon Fitch

"How will the family unit be destroyed? ...[T]he demand alone will throw the whole ideology of the family into question, so that women can begin establishing a community of work with each other and we can fight collectively. Women will feel freer to leave their husbands and become economically independent, either through a job or welfare." Roxanne Dunbar in Female Liberation

"Feminists have long criticized marriage as a place of oppression, danger, and drudgery for women. Barbara Findlen, "Is Marriage the Answer? Ms Magazine, May - June, 1995

"We can't destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage. Robin Morgan, from Sisterhood Is Powerful (ed), 1970, p. 537

"Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership. Only when manhood is dead--and it will perish when ravaged femininity no longer sustains it" Andrea Dworkin

"The cultural institutions which embody and enforce those interlocked aberrations--for instance, law, art, religion, nation-states, the family, tribe, or commune based on father-right--these institutions are real and they must be destroyed." Andrea Dworkin

"I was struck by what a beneficial alternative to the nuclear family this arrangement [communal housing and child raising] was for these women and children." Lenore Walker, after visiting one of the early shelters for battered women, as cited in The Battered Woman, p.195

"The nuclear family must be destroyed, and people must find better ways of living together.... Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process.... No woman should have to deny herself any opportunities because of her special responsibilities to her children... Families will be finally destroyed only when a revolutionary social and economic organization permits people's needs for love and security to be met in ways that do not impose divisions of labor, or any external roles, at all." Linda Gordon, "Functions of the Family," WOMEN: A Journal of Liberation, Fall, 1969

"God is going to change. We women... will change the world so much that He won't fit anymore." Naomi Goldenberg, Changing of the Gods: Feminism and the End of Traditional Religions (Quoted at beginning of From Father God to Mother Earth)

"We are, as a sex, infinitely superior to men..." Elizabeth Stanton, One Woman, One Vote, Wheeler, p. 58

"Who cares how men feel or what they do or whether they suffer? They have had over 2000 years to dominate and made a complete hash of it. Now it is our turn. My only comment to men is, if you don't like it, bad luck - and if you get in my way I'll run you down." Signed: Liberated Women, Boronia. (Herald-Sun, Melbourne, Australia - 9 February 1996)

(Video) Women in Combat - Let Men do the Dying!

You can sign two different petitions for Unexempting women from combat. I don't endorse these petitions, per se, but put them here for your evaluation. Let women get out into the front lines with Men since they want equality!

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(Video) The Myth of Women's Oppression

Women are not the Oppressed but rather the Oppressor, Oppressor of Men!

(Video) Radical Feminist Statements.

So all you feminists out there, don't try and say feminism isn't rooted in hating men, because that's just naiive and frankly rather silly. 
TRUE color of FEMINAZI FASCIST WITCH's in action. In the 1940's the NAZI's sent Millions of Innocents to the Death Chamber. In 2010 FEMINAZI's are sending Billions of Men to Death chambers.

(Video) The Case Against Feminism.

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( Video) Feminist Ethics

In this lecture, I offer an overview of the history and current state of feminist ethics.

(Video) Living in a Feminist, Man-Hating Matriarchy - part 1 of 5.

Men and Masculinity are being marginalised. Manly virtues are laughed at, even considered dysfunctional. Men are being edged out of the family, the workplace and wider society as the game of life is increasingly played by women's rules; success and failure measured by women's criteria....

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(Video) Crisis of Masculinity... Do Men need Special Help? - 1-6

With boys falling behind girls at school, men finding their traditionally-male employment avenues dwindling, & fathers becoming increasingly excluded from the family, do men require specially-tailored help to keep up with women? - part 1 of 6

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(Video) Men Falling Behind to Women?

As women make gains in equality in the world at large, are men falling behind in relationships and careers? Some studies suggest young men are losing their way. With psychologist Dr. Herb Goldberg, male empowerment expert Tim Mann, and relationship expert Rori Raye.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Gender gap reveals men falling behind in education race

Sept 13, 2006

Statistics illustrate growing disparity between performance of men, women in rigorous academic environment

In the late 1960s, men far outnumbered women in high school, college and graduate school. By the mid-1970s the gender achievement gap disappeared, with the number of women continuing on to higher education equal to that of men.

Thirty years later, a new achievement gap has emerged: women now make up 57 percent of college students, while men 18 to 24 years old outnumber women in the overall American population.
This data brings up an important question: has a new form of discrimination emerged in America’s schools, favoring the success of girls over boys? Why is it that girls now outnumber and outshine boys in activities ranging from academics to student council to debate teams? According to United States Secretary of Education Margaret Spelling, the widening gender achievement gap has “profound implications for the economy, society, families and democracy.”

In 1972, Title IX was passed in an attempt to provide equal opportunities for females in the classroom and in athletics. The Federal Law stated that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” It was soon after this law passed that the gender achievement gap began to turn.

In 1990, when students participating in a study were asked questions such as: “Who does your teacher pay more attention to?”, “Who do teachers think are smarter?” and “Who do teachers compliment more often?” an overwhelming majority of both boys and girls answered “girls.”
According to a study conducted by the University of Michigan, by 2001, the number of boys who said they disliked school had risen 71 percent since 1980.

The growing lack of confidence among male students pervades all corners of education. Elementary school boys are twice as likely as girls to be placed in special education and three times as likely to be diagnosed with learning disabilities. Eighty percent of high school dropouts nationwide are boys and four out of five disciplinary problems involve boys. Boys receive the majority of ‘D’s and ‘F’s in school — close to 70 percent — and according to the U.S. Department of Education, boys are, on average, a year and a half behind girls in reading skills.

At Palo Alto High School, there are more female enrollments in Advanced Placement (AP) courses than there are male enrollments. Though boys still slightly outnumber girls in advanced science and math courses, the difference is shrinking, while female to male ratios in advanced social studies, English and foreign language courses is growing.

Girls make up 62 percent of enrollments in English, Social Studies, and Foreign Language AP courses. Additionally, 77 percent of AP English students, 79 percent of AP French students, 65 percent of AP United States History students, 65 percent of Spanish students and 78 percent of AP Art Studio and AP Art History enrollments are made up of females.

Boys clearly outnumber girls in AP Physics and AP Computer Science AB, yet girls make up 45 percent of AP math enrollments, indicating they are not far behind in a subject that has traditionally been male-dominated. This year, more girls than boys are enrolled in AP Calculus AB and AP Environmental Science.

Some psychologists and educators attribute the growing achievement gap to misguided feminism that has led boys astray. They wonder if too little attention has been given to boys, or if schools are more geared toward the success of girls.

When children start kindergarten at the age of five, boys are far behind girls concerning fluency, sight-reading, fine-motor skills and impulse control. These developmental disparities mean girls are more likely to thrive in their first few years of primary education.
Others attribute the growing achievement gap to the increasing number of boys who grow up without a positive male role model.

According to Michael Thompson, a psychologist who specializes in families and children, and co-author of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, 40 percent of boys today grow up without their biological fathers. Thompson interviewed boys at an after school boys’ club. When asked who their male role models were, some boys named athletics coaches and others said themselves. Very few said their fathers. When Thompson asked why boys make fun of each others’ mothers and make “your mama” jokes, one boy replied, “Because we know everybody has a mom; we don’t know if everybody has a dad.”

Whatever the cause may be, the achievement gap between boys and girls is indisputably growing. According to Business Week reports, if trends continue, by 2020 women will be earning two-thirds of college and postgraduate degrees. While the growing number of women in post-secondary education is encouraging for those who have constantly fought for equal opportunity, the shrinking number of men continuing on to post-secondary schools is cause for concern.

American Men, Falling Behind Women … Fast

Mar 25, 2009

As reported in Media, since the start of this recession, men have suffered 82 percent of the nations job losses. Net: for the first time in US history women are poised to hold more jobs than men.

The collapsing number of male jobs in the increasingly female-centric economy just adds to the already harsher impact of OverSuccess on males:

·     Women now earn 58 percent of college degrees and 61 percent of masters degrees, slight majority of advanced degrees … to become 6/10 by middle of next decade.
·     For the first time, as of 2005, median annual earnings for never-married, childless women and men aged 25-44 were statistically identical. Census data. Smaller female paychecks caused by child rearing responsibilities, which continue to and will always fall more heavily on women until we reengineer brains.
·     Full time women earnings up 33% since 1972, down for average male (up only for top 20% of males).  Census data.
  • Women already outnumber men in management, professional, and related occupations.
  • Men are charged with 82 percent of violent crimes and 89 percent of murders, women with 53 percent of embezzlements and 45 percent of frauds.
  • Over the period 1974 to 2000, 71 percent of school shooters—all of them were males—had been previously bullied, persecuted, or physically injured.
  • Over the last century, between 75 and 85 percent of the world’s serial killers were American and 90 percent were men. Serial killing victimization rates exploded by about 35 times between the 1950s and 1980s.
Bottom line: the collaborative, flexible, amorphously-hierarchical American economy is shutting out ordinary men who were once the nation’s breadwinners in living-wage labor and manufacturing jobs. Because status success is more vital to the male psychology, males are falling over the edge in increasing numbers.

Female Jocks Rule the World

Athletic women make more money and hold more upper-management positions than those who shun sports—and their numbers are growing. Danielle Friedman on why it pays to play.

Perched in their chic Manhattan headquarters, Jenny Carter Fleiss and Jenn Hyman may be miles—literally and figuratively—from the high school track and volleyball court on which they once broke a sweat. The recent Harvard Business School grads are the co-founders of Rent the Runway, an innovative online service in which women can borrow designer frocks for weddings or other occasions, Netflix-style, at recession-friendly prices—that’s grown exponentially since it launched last year.

But the young entrepreneurs have undoubtedly carried lessons from their days as varsity athletes into the boardroom, attributing many of their managerial skills to their sporty pasts.
“Our coach always had us write our goals on the back of our hands to be constantly reminded of them, to give one example,” says Carter Fleiss, who was captain of her track team in Riverdale, New York. “Today, I still keep a list of my personal goals posted right in front of me—and encourage everyone else at Rent the Runway to do this—as a constant reminder of the bigger-picture things we’re working on.”
Meanwhile, Hyman confesses she was perhaps “one of the worst high school varsity volleyball players” in Westchester County, New York, yet the experience taught her “how to take a backseat at times and let those around me shine,” she says. “It also taught me to seek out what I was great at—in that case, returning the ball—and hone that skill.”

Perhaps not surprisingly, Carter Fleiss and Hyman are in good company. Former high school and college athletes of all abilities hold positions of power in an array of arenas, from Sarah Palin (basketball) to Ellen DeGeneres (tennis). Eight-two percent of executive businesswomen played organized sports after elementary school, according to a 2002 study by mutual fund company Oppenheimer, and evidence suggests that figure will likely rise over the next few decades, as more post-Title IX babies enter the workforce.
While it’s easy to imagine how some of the same skills acquired on a playing field could translate to professional success—after all, aren’t sports just an elaborate metaphor for life?—feminist scholars stress that the connection between organized-sports participation and career achievement can’t be overestimated. The relationship between the two is still under-recognized, they say, and warrants more attention and research.

“There’s a whole lot of anecdotal evidence that disparities between women and men in the workplace are caused by a lack of athletic training and experience,” says Kathryn Kolbert, director of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College. “We'd now like to do the research to prove it.”

In addition to gaining valuable skills, women who played (or passionately follow, for that matter) sports gain unique access to “boys” networks that they’d otherwise be excluded from, experts say. Also compelling: The Oppenheimer study found that one in six adult women identify themselves as athletic—but the figure rises to almost half of women who make more than $75,000.

Nearly four decades after Title IX took effect, some of the first tangible results of the landmark education ruling, which banned gender discrimination at federally funded schools, are emerging. In a seminal study released this year, economist Betsey Stevenson (who just took a job as chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor) crunched the state-by-state numbers. Controlling for factors like school size and social and personal differences among athletes, she hoped to determine a cause-and-effect relationship between participation in high school sports and achievement down the road.

The results were remarkable. Stevenson found that ramping up girls’ participation in sports had a direct effect on their education and employment, explaining about 20 percent of the increase in education and about 40 percent of the rise in employment for women ages 25 to 34, as Tara Parker-Pope discussed in a February  blog post.

“It’s not just that the people who are going to do well in life play sports, but that sports help people do better in life,” Stevenson told Parker-Pope. “While I only show this for girls, it’s reasonable to believe it’s true for boys as well.”

Indeed, evidence suggests that participating in an organized sport can benefit nearly all women, deeply instilling lessons from the value of practice to teamwork, says Kolbert. It provides participants with a peer group, and a feeling of inclusion. And perhaps most importantly, it helps cultivate resilience.

“Sports help teach that you can lose today but you can win tomorrow,” says Sheila Wellington, the former president of the women's advocacy nonprofit Catalyst, who teaches a popular course on women in business leadership at NYU’s Stern School of Business. “And that is an extremely valuable lesson. That you can live to fight another day. There’s no better way to learn that than in sports. Even if you have a terrible season, there’s always next year.”

Yet despite the growing recognition of sports’ benefits, as more women come of age in a post-Title IX world, there’s also a risk of complacency, says Nicole LaVoi, associate director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota. While record numbers of girls are participating in sports, at all levels, according to a 2007 study by the center, girls are still less notably involved in physical activity than boys.

“We haven’t closed the gender gap,” says LaVoi. Also, “women are drastically underrepresented in positions of power in sports. And female athletes are still largely underrepresented in the sport media.”
As more high school and college athletes ascend the professional ladder, feminist sports advocates hope that their achievements will perhaps serve as a billboard for their cause.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Girl, 14, 'killed sex attack accused' in Stockwell

Sept 28, 2010

A girl of 14 killed a man after learning he would not be charged for an alleged sex attack on her sister, the Old Bailey has heard.
On the morning of his death Robert Daley was told by an officer that the case was being dropped by prosecutors.
Later, the defendant visited Mr Daley's flat in Ferndale Road, Stockwell, south London, with a boy of 14. Mr Daley, 45, was found with stab wounds soon after.
The teenagers, now both 15, deny murdering Mr Daley in April.
The defendant, her 16-year-old sister and a woman had accused Mr Daley of sexual assault, but all three continued to be in contact with him, Jonathan Rees QC, prosecuting, said.
The 14-year-old girl did not make a statement and prosecutors decided not to bring charges in relation to any of the allegations.
Jurors heard that after learning this Mr Daley called the 16-year-old girl.
She sent a text back saying: "Stop calling and texting me. I really don't want anything to do with you.

"You are a perverted man and I can never forgive you."
Mr Rees said: "This phone call acted as a catalyst in his death."
It is alleged she then called the two younger teenagers who later arrived at the flat.
The jury heard that five minutes later, Mr Daley crashed through the living room door, shouting: "They have stabbed my artery."
Two of the stab wounds had penetrated the victim's heart, the court heard.
The girl denied taking part in the stabbing, but claimed during the visit Mr Daley sexually assaulted her in the kitchen and the boy stabbed him to help her get away.
Mr Rees added: "There is evidence that she later told people close to her that it was she who stabbed him.
"It is the prosecution case that both defendants were both responsible."
Mr Rees told the court that three months before his death, Mr Daley had been arrested for various offences.
The 16-year-old said he had "acted in a sexually inappropriate way towards her and had sexually touched her".
After her arrest the 14-year-old claimed to have first been abused by Mr Daley at the age of 12 but it had been a year since he last sexually assaulted her.
Mr Daley had been interviewed by police but denied all the allegations, and after reviewing the evidence the Crown Prosecution Service decided no charges would be made.
The trial was adjourned until Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Husbands Will Have To Declare Assets

 Sept 27, 2010

Bangalore: Wives fighting for maintenance in divorce cases have a lot to look forward to if the state government accepts the recommendations of the Karnataka Law Commission.
On Monday, the commission, headed by retired Justice V S Malimath, recommended the amendment of Section 125(1) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), making it mandatory for husbands to file an affidavit about their income and assets.
Pressing for this change, the report said in many divorce cases, wives, children and parents are struggling to lead a normal life due to no maintenance.Therefore,husbands should declare assets and liabilities within 15 days from issuing notice of the divorce. They should also give details of employment.
“Having regard to the urgent need to provide maintenance to neglected wife, children and parents, the law requires that the magistrate should dispose of the application as far as possible within 60 days from the date of service of notice of the application,’’ the report said.
The commission also came to the rescue of a woman who marries a man without knowing about his earlier marriage. It has also recommended the inclusion of a woman in a live-in relationship in the definition of wife.
Recommending the amendment of Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, the commission said if a woman files a compliant against her husband or relatives, it’s considered a non-bailable offence and the entire family is punishable with three years’ imprisonment if found guilty. The commission recommended it should be made a bailable offence and only the husband or a relative of husband subjecting her to cruelty be punished.
Submitting the report to law minister S Suresh Kumar, Malimath told reporters the commission was ready to help people who approach it on legal issues. The commission has also submitted 10 other reports related to Criminal Law Amendments Act, Karnataka Lokayukta Act, The Indian Succession Act 1925, Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act 1993, CrPC 1973, among others.

Census data: Marriages in 2009 at record low level

Sept 28, 2010

WASHINGTON – The recession took a dramatic toll on the institution of marriage in America last year, new figures show, with weddings for people 18 and older at the lowest ebb in over a hundred years.
A broad array of new Census Bureau data released Tuesday documents the far-reaching impact of a business slump that experts say technically ended in June 2009: a surging demand for food stamps, considerably fewer homeowners and people doubling up in housing to save money.
The new figures show, among other things, that marriages fell to a record low level in 2009, with just 52 percent of adults 18 and over saying they were joined in wedlock, compared to 57 percent in 2000. Many young people, at the same time, struggled to find work and achieve economic independence.
On the positive side: Americans spent about 36 minutes fewer minutes in the office per week and were stuck in less traffic, although the reason was largely because millions of them had lost jobs or were scraping by with part-time work.
The government revealed that the income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year by the largest margin ever, stark evidence of the impact the long recession starting in 2007 has had in upending lives and putting the young at greater risk.
The top-earning 20 percent of Americans — those making more than $100,000 each year — received 49.4 percent of all income generated in the U.S., compared with the 3.4 percent earned by those below the poverty line, according to the newly released Census figures. That ratio of 14.5-to-1 was an increase from 13.6 in 2008 and nearly double a low of 7.69 in 1968.
A different measure, the international Gini index, found U.S. income inequality at its highest level since the Census Bureau began tracking household income in 1967. The U.S. also has the greatest disparity among Western industrialized nations.
At the top, the wealthiest 5 percent of Americans, who earn more than $180,000, added slightly to their annual incomes last year, government data show. Families at the $50,000 median level slipped lower.
Three states — New York, Connecticut and Texas — and the District of Columbia had the largest gaps in rich and poor, disparities that exceeded the national average. Similar income gaps were evident in large cities such as New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta, home to both highly paid financial and high-tech jobs as well as clusters of poorer immigrant and minority residents.
On the other end of the scale, Alaska, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Hawaii had the smallest income gaps.
"Income inequality is rising, and if we took into account tax data, it would be even more," said Timothy Smeeding, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor who specializes in poverty. "More than other countries, we have a very unequal income distribution where compensation goes to the top in a winner-takes-all economy."
Lower-skilled adults ages 18 to 34 had the largest jumps in poverty last year as employers kept or hired older workers for the dwindling jobs available, Smeeding said. The declining economic fortunes have caused many unemployed young Americans to double-up in housing with parents, friends and loved ones, with potential problems for the labor market if they don't get needed training for future jobs, he said.
Rea Hederman Jr., a senior policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, agreed that Census data show families of all income levels had tepid earnings in 2009, with poorer Americans taking a larger hit. "It's certainly going to take a while for people to recover," he said.
On the issue of marriage among adults 25-34, roughly 46.3 percent reported they had never wed. It was the first time the share of unmarried young adults exceeded the 44.9 percent who were married.
Homeownership declined for the third year in a row to 65.9 percent, after hitting a peak of 67.3 percent in 2006. Residents in crowded housing held steady at 1 percent, the highest since 2004, a sign that people continued to "double up" to save money.
Average commute times edged lower to 25.1 minutes, the lowest since 2006, as fewer people headed to the office in the morning. The share of people who carpooled also declined from 10.7 percent to 10 percent, while commuters who took public transportation were unchanged at 5 percent.
The number of U.S. households receiving food stamps surged by 2 million last year to 11.7 million, the highest level on record, meaning that 1 in 10 families were receiving the government aid. In all, 46 states and the District of Columbia had increases in food stamps, with the largest jumps in Nevada, Arizona, Florida and Wisconsin.
The census figures come weeks before the pivotal Nov. 2 congressional elections, when voters anxious about rising deficits and the slow pace of the economic recovery will decide whether to keep Democrats in power.
The 2009 census tabulations, which are based on pre-tax income and exclude capital gains, are adjusted for household size where data are available. Prior analyses of after-tax income made by the wealthiest 1 percent compared to middle- and low-income Americans have also pointed to a widening inequality gap, but only reflect U.S. data as of 2007.

Panel for changes in dowry law

Sept 27, 2010

The State Law Commission has recommended amendment to section 498-A of the Indian Penal Code, which deals with dowry harassment cases.

So far, when a complaint was registered under this section, police could take members of husband’s family, including aged parents, into custody. Noting that this provision might give room for its misuse as well, the commission has recommended amendment to the section.
The commission, headed by Justice V S Malimath, on Monday submitted a total of 12 reports on different sections of the Code of Criminal Procedure to Law minister S Suresh Kumar.

The panel has also recommended amendment to section 125 of the CrPC to ensure that wives get proper alimony in divorce cases. The section should be amended in such a way that the man, in such cases, should declare his assets, so that the wife gets alimony and child support accordingly, the recommendation states.

Malimath said in certain cases of divorce, the wife failed to get proper alimony because the man did not disclose his assets. If the law makes it mandatory for the husband to declare his assets, the wife and children will get their due alimony.

Justice Malimath urged the government to implement the recommendations at the earliest. Kumar said the government would go through the pros and cons, before steps are taken.

We Should Celebrate Rising Divorce Rates in India

 Sure Divorce is good for women, since Men are ATM's, she walks out of a marriage, my heart goes out to them, with 1/2 his money, lets see if women like it if they have to give away half there money to Men when the decide to call it quits. If this is called Empowerment its a real pity, its more like theft, fraud and down right laziness. Let us see how happy women will be if they get nothing during a divorce, and no gold digger mindset. IF this is what the Fascist Feminazi's call Empowerment they better go back to the drawing board because no one is going to take if laying down forever.

We live in times when progress is often denoted in statistical terms: the Sensex rises by this much, the economy grows by that much, inflation is so much, poverty is that much, and so on. In a complex world, any single piece of data always tells just part of the story. So which statistics do a good job of illustrating India’s progress? One very good one, in my view, is the divorce rate.
Divorce rates are going up across India. The figures that exist for our cities and towns show a sharp increase in the last decade or so. Many commentators bemoan this trend, speaking of the breakdown of families, the loss of family values and the influence of the West. But to me, the rising rate of divorces is a trend to celebrate. It is the single best statistical indicator we have of the empowerment of women.

Rising divorce rates tell us one thing for sure: that more and more women are finding the means, and the independence, to walk out of bad marriages and live life on their own terms. If we judge ourselves as a society on the state of our women – and surely that must be a parameter – then this is good news. We do not need to credit either Feminism or Western culture for this – the emancipation of women in real terms, across the world, has been enabled by technology, and can be explained most easily with economics.

Economics -
In economic terms, the biggest factor behind human progress is the division of labour. If we all hunted our own meat and grew our own food, we’d still be hunter-gatherers. Adam Smith used the example of a pin factory to illustrate how division of labour improves productivity: if one man attempts to make pins all by himself, he might make about one pin a day; but his productivity can increase by as much as five thousand times if every person in the factory focuses on just one aspect of the pin production. This is true of everything in our lives, such as a newspaper: if every employee of a Newspaper sets out to write, design and produce the whole newspaper, it would take weeks for each person to put together a single issue, and they would all be substandard in one way or another. Instead, they specialise, and the result is good.

Well, in the words of Tim Harford, who devotes an excellent chapter to this subject in his book The Logic of Life, the family is “the oldest pin factory of all.” In old days, before the advent of modern technology, for a single man or woman to earn a living and look after the household all by himself or herself was immensely difficult. It became a little easier if two people came together and split both tasks half and half. But it became exponentially easier if they specialised. For evolutionary reasons, and because women were stuck with child-bearing, it so happened that men traditionally got the role of earning a living while women raised kids and looked after the house.

These gender roles evolved out of circumstance, and not necessarily because women weren’t capable of earning a living. Indeed, in cases where the wife was better at both earning a living and keeping house, the traditional role allocation would still make sense for them as a unit if the husband was especially bad at housekeeping. Thus, the incompetence of men at keeping house might have played a greater role in the perpetuation of gender stereotypes than any shortcoming women might have had in the workplace.

These gender roles got reinforced culturally. If men earned a living and women looked after the house, it made economic sense to bring up children to specialise in those areas. Thus, the boys got a better vocational education while the girls were taught to cook. This also reinforced prejudices in the workplace, intimidating women from taking up a profession. Women thus became dependent on men, unable to break out of bad marriages because they simply didn’t have choices available to them. No wonder divorce was so rare.

All this changed in the 20th century. The catalyst for these changes was technology.

Technology -
Technology freed women in two ways in the last century. One, household technology made it possible for women to finish off household work quickly, while it was otherwise enormously time-consuming. The cooking range, the microwave, the mixer-grinder, the pressure cooker are all commonplace kitchen items today, but imagine how arduous preparing a meal was before they existed. (It still is in poorer parts of the world and our country, which partly explains why the oppression of women varies with class.) Once these gadgets entered the kitchen, women found themselves with more free time at their disposal, which they could use to take up a job or to get an education.

Two, the pill allowed women to delay child-bearing and plan parenthood. This meant that they could be sexually active without the risk of pregnancy, and thus delay marriage. That allowed them to study further and be as qualified as men for the workforce. And, most importantly, it gave them options.

A qualified woman who chose family over work is much better placed than a woman who hasn’t got any skills to help her earn a living. She has more leverage within the relationship. One, it is easier for her to quit the marriage if she feels unhappy with it. Two, because that option is open to her, her husband cannot take her for granted, and has to treat her better than he otherwise would.

Harford, in his book, points to a study by Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers that showed that as states across America passed ‘no fault’ divorce laws, allowing women easier routes to divorce, “domestic violence fell by almost a third.” When incentives were in place for men to behave better, men tended to behave better. Thus, technology not only enabled women to walk out of bad marriages, it also made them more powerful within a marriage.

In India affluence acts, in some cases, as a substitute for technology. In Mumbai, for examples, the typical middle-class house is too small for household devices like washing machines and dishcleaners. But in families that can afford household help, maids take care of those functions, freeing up women’s time in ways that technology does in the West.

Tradition -
Families have such sanctity in Indian tradition because until recently, people needed the division of labour that a family provides. Indeed, joint families used to be common here because, when we were a poorer country, they made economic sense. (A common kitchen for 20 people provided economies of scale.) But times have changed, incentives have changed, and to value these things for the sake of tradition alone is irrational.

As a society, our highest value should be to ensure that every individual has the maximum opportunities possible to find happiness. This means educating our daughters to be independent and removing the stigma that comes from a broken marriage. Every divorce means that two people have a better chance at finding fulfillment than they did in the marriage, and that is surely cause for celebration. In America, divorce rates climbed back down after the surge of the 1970s, mainly because young people took greater care in getting married, and premarital relationships were not considered sinful. Change is happening at different rates across classes in India, and the divorce rate will continue to rise for many, many years. That is a sign of progress, and we should be happy about it.

In Tradition-Bound India, Female, Divorced and Happy

Sept 19, 2010

KOLKATA, India -- In India, a divorce is slowly becoming a girl's best friend.
Across the country's teeming urban centers, petitions for divorce are rising and so are the numbers of headlines and blog entries about how the trend could be the most powerful proof of female empowerment in India in decades.
"We Should Celebrate Rising Divorce Rates," read a headline on the editorial page of Mail Today, a tabloid in New Delhi, the nation's capital. "70-year-old woman wants divorce after 53 years!" read another recent headline in The Times of India newspaper.
In a country where marriage is a cornerstone of family life, there has long been a deep social stigma associated with divorce. Arranged marriages are still common, linking families and, often, lucrative businesses. Many in the older generations discourage the legalization of marital separation. And many couples who have been split up for years and do not live together are still not officially divorced.
Weddings are the most expensive event in Indian family life, opulent soirees that last for days and are the heart of a wedding industrial complex estimated at $11 billion a year. That's in addition to millions of rupees spent yearly on expensive dowries of gold, silk saris, apartments and cars given to grooms and their families by the brides' families. Because of both societal shame and financial pressures to repay dowries, divorce has been so scorned as to be a whispered secret, especially among India's older generations.

But societal mores in India's cities are starting to change. And India is a young nation, with 75 percent of the population under age 35. Major city dailies feature complicated and dramatic divorce stories. Data show that New Delhi, the nation's capital, is also the divorce capital of the country, with about 9,000 cases, or almost double the number registered in family courts four years ago.

Other Indian cities are not far behind. Mumbai captured recent headlines when news surfaced that for every five weddings registered since 2002, family courts have received two applications for divorce.
Even in Kolkata, long seen as a mainstay of traditional Indian culture, cases have soared by a reported 200 percent in recent years, according to divorce experts tracking the trend.
Most of those seeking divorces are young adults employed in call centers, technology companies and elsewhere in the country's booming corporate world. Lawyers say women more often file for divorce and typically have been married for less than five years; some have no children.
Interference by the families of both spouses, especially the husband's stereotypically domineering Indian mother-in-law, is cited as the most common reason for divorce, a sign of the younger generations' growing push for independence.

"Being a divorce lawyer has never been better. The profession is booming," said Suhail Osama, senior associate at Divorce Lawyers India in New Delhi. "One of the reasons is that women are now conscious of their personal space, and men find this fact very difficult to accept. Today, independence has made women less dependent on men, especially in the financial department. No nonsense is tolerated any longer."
A new matchmaking Indian Web site called -- shaadi meaning marriage -- is targeting divorcees and widows. Remarriage was once unthinkable.

Sixty-five percent of the users of are divorced, said Bharani Dharan, site co-founder.
"Part of the trend is because the first marriage is arranged by the family," Dharan said. "The initiative for a second marriage is usually taken by the person himself."
But not everyone is happy with rising divorce rates.
Divorce proceedings often go on longer than the marriage, and debates over child custody and alimony are increasingly complicated. Indian courts are also heavily backed up with all kinds of cases. A majority of divorce cases filed are years from being made final, experts say.
Older Indians still view divorce as a societal ill imported from the West. The subject is often debated on call-in talk shows. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, 70, blamed "intolerance" between couples for rising divorce rates and recently started a helpline for pre-marital counseling.

Traditional joint family living, where a bride moves in with her in-laws and is often expected to care and cook for them, is also changing. Many young Indian couples prefer their own flats and often work in cities far from their home villages.
While meddling parents can be a cause of divorce, some also believe that parental interference often kept squabbling couples together.

"Earlier, there were people in the family who were there to iron out any friction between the partners," Dikshit told the Times of India in a story that contrasted her views with those of a Bollywood star and a novelist. "Now, with nuclear families becoming the norm, where do people go to seek comfort or solace? Financial independence could be one of the factors, too, though that does not mean that you lose your family life in the process."

Best-selling author Shobhaa De, who writes some of India's most provocative romance novels, fired back: "The day the Indian woman walked out of the home and into the workplace, everything changed -- the dynamics of traditional family life and the position of women in our society," she said. "Divorce is still an urban phenomenon and has to do with expectations -- women are not prepared to settle for less."

Why is the divorce rate increasing in India?

Divorce is on the rise. Whether it’s Delhi or Lucknown, Kerala or Punjab, Kolkata or Chennai, the upper classes or the middle classes, metros or semi-urban areas…the specter of divorce is now here to haunt us all. Why, just in Delhi the figures go thus:
1960’s – 1-2 cases per year
1980 – 100-200 cases per year
1990s – 1,000 cases per year
This decade…a jump to 9,000 cases per year
About Mumbai (update):
So far nearly 7,000 divorce cases have already been filed at the family court this year, and the number is expected to reach 7,200 by year-end — 60 per cent more than the 4,500 cases filed in 2005. Couples in the 25-35 age group accounted for 70 per cent of the cases, and 85 per cent of them were filed in the first three years of marriage.
A lot of us have tried to understand why the divorce rate in India has been low for so many years (post on divorce rates of the world) and why it was slated to increase. In this post I shall concentrate on the latter question…divorce rates in the context of modern society. Here are some pointers as to why divorce rates are increasing (not in order of importance) and you will find that some points are connected:
Greater societal acceptance of divorcees in urban areas and also a gradual acceptance of divorced daughters by families (not in rural areas) because families have started to believe that perhaps their daughter can have a life after marriage and without a husband.
The anonymity of big cities has helped divorced people avoid the glare of judgmental friends and relatives.
Financial freedom to walk away from an abusive relationships.
The sanctity of marriage is taking a beating. People’s attitudes towards marriage itself are changing…and as a result they do not work hard at it as before.
More DINKS couples (double income no kids) who are not held back by the fear of how the divorce will impact children.
Stress of modern life. Today’s working environment has changed drastically. The economy having opened up, most companies are facing intense competition and this leads to tremendous pressure on employees. Working late, 6 days a week, without holidays and with a boss who breathes down your throat can create a lot of frustration and tension. This can destroy a marriage, whether it’s just one partner working, or both.
Loneliness. Nuclear families have meant loneliness for the non-working partner, compounded by moving away from familiar environments. This can result in estrangement, affairs…
Change in gender roles. If the wife is working, gender roles change. Conflicts arising from sharing the work load at home adds to the stress faced at work. Tensions often arise if the husband imagines that the woman’s career is temporary or the woman imagines that her husband will lend a hand at home…
Professional rivalry. Whether in traditional India or the emancipated west, men are still not comfortable with the strong independent modern woman. Men might feel that they are ready for a working partner, and they can be…but not for a high powered career woman.
There is one more – compatibility, which kind of overlaps everything. Says Savita Pandey, acting deputy registrar at the family court in Bandra to DNA: (update)
Earlier, cruelty, desertion and harassment used to account for two out of three cases. But in the last two years, compatibility has been cited in a majority of the cases. This is linked to the fact that most of the cases this year have been filed by younger couples, who mostly complain of attitudinal problems while filing for divorce.
Problems with attitude can arise because most men prefer being the bread-winners. An article on a reputed site run by mental health professionals says that American men tend to do less housework than women, even if their wives are working. But the situation gets worse if women start to earn more than their men. The men start to help less at home!
This article in the nytimes explains how highly paid women in a modern city like New York find it difficult to find love because they aren’t enough men who are emotionally secure enough to be comfortable with a woman who is more successful than them. Women can be equally at fault because not all successful women can adjust, even if they find their ideal guy. They find it hard to respect a man who earns less than them! So it’s a catch-22 situation.
So what’s the solution? Well, women giving up their careers is certainly not one. In fact, I was rather disturbed when I read this article on rediff. It began thus:
Guys: A word of advice. Marry pretty women or ugly ones. Short ones or tall ones. Blondes or brunettes. Just, whatever you do, don’t marry a woman with a career.
The advice may have been given in a light-hearted tone, but how many are going to take it so? The article does however acknowledge that “the link between work, women and divorce rates is complex and controversial.” At the crux of the argument is that the very basis of marriage is based on some sort of labor specialization which can go for a six if both partners are in high pressure jobs.
That must be true I’m sure, but women cannot take a step back, or start to take up non-threatening jobs…it’s taken hundreds of years for women to reach here. They have aspired to reach here because the traditional ‘woman’s work’ has never got them the respect they deserved. I personally believe that nurturing kids is a job as worthy as that of a chief executive, but how many people will agree? It’s human beings that we are talking about here…and if things go wrong at a company, sure people lose money…but if upbringing fails the result can be disturbed people and unhealthy people! Or even worse.
All the more reason why dads should contribute to parenting…and that will also give women a chance to do more ‘important’ work, like gossip on the phone.
Well, whatever men want, the truth is that women are not going to go back to their traditional gender roles…in fact the opposite is happening. More and more women are going out into the big bad world…and it’s good. Modern industrialized society is different from an agricultural economy and women need to contribute.
So what’s the future? Whether for men or women, I guess greater comfort levels with the changed gender roles is a must! Women need to value and respect men who earn less than them and men need to put aside their egos when faced with a woman who earns more. Obvious huh…but easier said than done! I just hope we don’t have to wait for another hundred years…

Divorce Rate In India

Divorce rates in India are amongst the lowest in the world. 11 marriages out of 1,000 marriages (around 1 marriage out of 100 marriages) ends up to divorce in India. This figure was even low in 1990. In 1990, 7.40 marriages out of 1,000 marriages ended up in divorce in India.

The divorce rate in India is even quite lower in the villages in India and higher in urban parts of India. These days divorce rates in India’s urban sphere are shooting up.
Some facts from CIA Worldbook for comparison with US

--Infant mortality rate
India - 64.9 deaths/1,000 live births
USA -6.76 deaths/1,000 live births

--Life expectancy at birth
India 62.5 years
USA 77.26 years

--Birth rate
India - 24.79 births/1,000 population
USA - 14.2 births/1,000 population

--Death rate
India -8.88 deaths/1,000 population USA - 8.7 deaths/1,000 population

--Divorce rates
US - 50%
India - 1.1%

Divorce Statistics in India

One of the highlights of the divorce rates in India is that it is one of the lowest across the globe. Out of 1,000 marriages in India, 11 marriages terminate in a divorce. These statistics were even lesser in 1990, when out of 1,000 marriages, just 7.4 marriages ended up in a divorce. Another aspect of the divorce statistics of this country is that the divorce rate is higher in the urban regions while very low in the rural area. In the 21st century, the divorce rates in the cities in India have been shooting up alarmingly. Delhi, the capital city of India, witnessed that the divorce rate doubled in five years. Bangalore, a very hi-tech city in India, experienced that the divorce rate tripled in 4 years. These are very shocking statistics, given the background, that the country is one of the most traditional places on the globe.
Effect of IT boom on Divorce Statistics in India
India is the favorite place for outsourcing in the world. The IT sector has provided a plethora of people very lucrative jobs. Simultaneously, it has been observed, that from 2003, the number of divorce cases related to this sector are increasing day by day. Bangalore is the major city related to IT sector. The following table is self-explanatory.

YearNumber of Divorce cases in Bangalore
It is being gauged that the magnification in the number of divorce cases has occurred due to the following reasons –

  • Work pressure and stress
  • Economical security
  • Haphazard working hours
  • Lack of time to spend in the house with family
  • Financial freedom
The Chairperson of the State Women’s Commission has disclosed that in a majority of cases, the marital discord has stemmed from an unsatisfactory physical relationship. The Chairperson’s opinion is that as the people are viewing the computer screen for prolonged periods, this has led to impotency. Some psychiatrists have stated that the stress of the jobs has been responsible for the divorce rate enhancement.
Another noted city in the IT sector is Pune, which is in Maharashtra state and close to Mumbai. In 2006, 150 divorce cases on an average per month were recorded in this city. This number expanded to 240 cases a month in 2007. About 50 percent of these were as per mutual consent, the remaining were related to unilateral consent.
Effect of Independence of Women on Divorce Statistics in India
Since the last few years, the Indian women are getting educated and becoming capable of earning. They have developed the power to spend money and gain knowledge of their rights. The result is that they have become independent and consequently reluctant to adjust with the traditional views of their counterparts. The Indian women do not want to continue the same old rut that has persisted for centuries in the country. As they desire to explore more opportunities and experiment with this newly acquired independence, the divorce rate in India is increasing.

Causes of divorce in india

Their are various causes of divorce in india. The situation in india is not yet worse as compared to U.S. but in past one decade divorce rate increased a lot. As india is developing very fast. Cities are expanding and Live relationship increased with love marriages. If you don't live in india then you probably wonders most of indian marriages are arranged. Arranged means Family of bridge and groom decide their marriage. It is exactly opposite of love marriage. Now, what are various causes of divorce in india.

In india divorce rate is very low 1 out of 1,000 marriage end up with divorce. This is very low as compared to countries like U.S. where divorce rate is more then 50%. Their are many reason why indian marriage are very stable.
Arrange Marriage: Indians do arrange marriage. Most of marriages in india is arranges as compared to love marriage. Arrange marriage is more stable then love marriage. Probable reason because family pressure in arrange marriage to resolve any dispute. If any dispute happen between husband and wife then both family seniors sit and talk. This is big reason for so, called stable family relationship for divorce in india. This arrange marriage is good to raise their childrens as compared to other countries. Where peoples marry in morning and divorce in evening like changing their clothes.
Love Marriage: Yes, indian do love marriage. in past few decaded love marriage increased a lot in urban india. Hence divorse rate also increased in india. Most love marriages are unsuccessful in india. not in india every where in the world. Most probable reason Because love marriage in india. If any dispute and ego clash happen. then no body is responsible for solving the problem. In arrange marriage parents are responsible for marriage so, they control the situation but love marriage is decision of two individual not parents.

Their are many causes of divorce in india. It is bit different for urban india and rural india. Urban divorce rate is higher then the rural india.

Causes of divorce in urban india
India is growing very fast in last few decades. hence mordernization increased. Now peoples are changing their life style and living high profile life. They have plenty of money to enjoy the life. they do love marriage and enjoy many things. So, called busy life style. made both partner unsatisfied. they don't have time to talk with each other. these days in hyper metro cities in india. where husband do call centre job do night shift and wife do day shift. they hardly spend time. it is impossible for each other to understand hence higher divorce rate.
also, Now indian females are more educated. now they understand the their rights. they don't listen to their husband. Many times husband and wifes ego leads to divorce in india. This is unsatisfaction in marriage life is major cause of divorce in india.

Causes of divorce in rural india
Their are very few cases of divorce in rural india. 99% of marriage is arranged marraige. hence very less divorce in rural india. but these days this is also rising.

Top causes of divorce in india
1) Ego between parteners
2) No communication
3) Stress
4) Not satisfied with each other
5) Don't trust on each other
6) Abnormal behaviour
7) Extra-maritial affair
8) Property
are the main reasons for divorce in india.

Why Divorce Rate in India Increasing

Divorce rate in india is steeply increasing as indian cities are devloping. In india no metro cities is likely to be Hyper metro cities with population of 20 millions. No other countries have this type of hyper metro cities. Now, rural indian are shifting to urban india in search of jobs and ample of opportunity provided by these cities. Now, india is one of the largest exporter of IT. And now millions of peoples work for IT companies and related companies like BPO, KPO etc. Now, females also do work like males in india. Now, divorce rate in india is also increasing.

Rate of Divorce in India
From past one decade divorce rate in india is increasing, but it is not that high as compared to U.S. Unites states divorce rate is almost 50% but in india it is world lowest 1.1%. On rural india divorce rate also very low. but now in urban india divorse rate is shooting.
Very low divorce rate in india. Help childrens raise without trouble. In europe peoples wonder how indian do arrange marriage. But fact is most indian do arrange marriage. And this type of marriage don't break as easy as love marriage. Their are various causes of divorce in india. It differs from European countries. Indian have to much pressure to run family properly. and most of them don't believe in second marriage. if nay dispute happen then both bridge and groom family sit and sort out the problem.
In metro cities like delhi and banglore rate of divorce increased more then 50%. Number of cases of divorce is alarming. Highest rise of divorce cases is in IT and related industry.