Friday, October 9, 2015


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depicting Indian culture written by young people....

Entitlement from Indian Boys/Men in the News Recently

With Elliot Rodger's murder spree and this story in the news about a teen who threatened to kill the girls on his school's cheerleading team because they didn't give him nudes, I started thinking about how American culture and media tells boys that they deserve a girl's body and the girl herself as a "prize", never mind compatibility.

Then I started thinking about how that's rampant in India and arranged marriages are especially built for this. The ideals for the two sexes are so different; for males earning power comes first before looks and appearance and for females looks and household "skills" comes first, as well as how their demeanor should be (hint: mold able). Then it matters whether they are a doctor or not.

I read somewhere (can't find it now) of an old custom where the younger brother sleeps with the older brother's wife just to show him what carnality is like. Then his sister in law tells him, "If you study hard, you can have this too." This is implying that if he gets a good job then he will get a young pretty girl who will give him those pleasures each night, and those pleasures will give him the motivation to work hard.

On the other hand, no matter if a woman is a doctor or whatever, her earning power is seen as secondary to the husbands. This is anecdotal, but I have noticed that women who do become doctors are steered towards the more "gentler and flexible" positions such as general doctor or such.

What do you think?
Here is also another news article about how men are entitled to women's bodies, starting at a young age.