“Divorce?” Blame Women’s Empowerment
Popular opinion links empowered women with the increase in divorces. It’s interesting that many women consider this a positive, as can be seen in this quote from Priya who says, “I think divorce rate is increasing because women are increasingly becoming less dependent on men not only for money, but also for emotional needs. Earlier men used to make all household decisions for women. Women only used to manage those decisions/ actions. Since dependence on men is decreasing, women no longer feel the need for men. They have learned to make their own decisions and manage them now.” – 11 people agree with her and 17 disagree.
I like her observation that now that women don’t really need men, they don’t tolerate their often difficult behavior anymore and instead opt out.
Vishank Singhania froths at the mouth at the though of women’s empowerment because it leads to divorce . He states emphatically –
|“Well I would say that women should not empowered as it:
1. Destroys the family.
2. Children do not get better future.
3. Competition in nature.
4. Culture of India get destroyed.”
105 people disagreed with him. 8 agreed
It hasn’t occurred to him that women could perhaps be empowered but it need not necessarily lead to a divorce if men keep up with their wive’s changed needs and move from a patriarchal and demanding position to a more conciliatory one.
I particularly laud Riyamvada’s statement
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