Recently we were analyzing that the sudden hype of Indian rape stories were probably part of an orchestrated feminist attack on Indian society.
It now transpires that the feminist police state is already quite developed there. In an effort to clamp down on dowry deaths (men marrying women for the dowry and then disposing of them), incredibly restrictive laws were implemented. Men AND their families are immediately arrested on any complaint.
The predictable result: disgruntled wives file complaints simply to teach hubby a lesson.
In India there is bound to be a huge difference between the country- and city dwellers and these ‘one size fits all’ nightmare Statist intrusions always lead to more problems than they actually solve.
There is always an intricate balance of power between the spouses. Women usually rule, even if there is nominal male dominance. The reason is simple: women maintain more and better relations in the family and direct vicinity. Men are more solitary. The network effect gives women easy dominance.
With the brotherhood of men now completely defunct in the West, men are hopelessly outnumbered, as they quickly find out when getting married (let alone divorced, once the matriarchy is done with them). I’m not sure what the situation is in rural India, perhaps men there still cooperate to keep the women in line.
But the idea that women are hapless victims is really so 2013. Even in male dominated societies, women still have plenty of scope to live out their own traumas and usually they show less restraint in doing so than men. They’re just less powerful, but when the State sides with them and the woman can use State power to project her dismay, great problems are automatic.
This is not to say that there are no problems with women’s rights, particularly in rural India, it’s just pointing out that in addressing these problems, a realistic attitude about female nature and the male/female dynamic is necessary.
The State simply has no business in family life and no scope at all to do any good.