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Gender Discrimination & Social Norms in India

Poverty, Resource Equality and Social Policies
Gender inequality in India is a widely discussed topic by researchers as well as media (Sen, 2001 presents an overview). As the country’s economic and social indicators improve, there is an increasing demand for ending the discrimination against women. Research on the potential causes for gender inequality points towards social norms as a possible…Read More

Times change, and so should rituals...

Why Did Almost All Societies Believe that Women Were Inferior to Men?

Slate Magazine
Babies take a lot of work. And before hospitals and advances in health care, not all that many survived into adulthood. Photo by Deshakalyan Chowdhury/AFP/Getty Images This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Dan Holliday: All modern societies evolved out of agrarian societies. Before the Industrial Revolution, the male…Read More