STTI Chapter at Purdue University, October 4, 2015.
With a focus on gender inequality this week, the Purdue Chapter of STTI delved into the statistics of gender inequality in Indian society to understand the extent of the issue.
This was followed up with an interaction with Dr. Mangala Subramaniam, Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, Purdue University.
Some of the questions explored during the discussion:
Why is there more violence in joint families?
Why are the laws that are made on sexual abuse not implemented/enforced in a strong manner?
How is the power distribution affecting the physical and mental abuse of women in families?
The issue of violence on women is a complex one, and for many of us who come from the urban, modern, “shining” India, it is easy to overlook the extent of the problem. Thus, it was invaluable to have Dr.Subramaniam’s deep insights on the matter.