According to the article more than 65% of Indian men believed that women should tolerate violence to keep the family together and that women sometimes deserved to be beaten, furthermore 24% admitted to having committed sexual violence in their lives.
Whilst I have fortunately not come across anyone who has demonstrated these behaviours, it does seem to indicate that there are some deep seated issues in Indian culture where many men are treating women with little respect.
After chatting to a few men online, it seemed that most were far more interested in my citizenship than who I was, which is an immediate fail.
However I did meet one man through Shaadi.com, Prem and I dated for a few months.
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My simplistic explanation on why this behaviour is tolerated comes down to the arranged marriage.
The men I have observed undertaking this behaviour tend to be of lesser socio-economic means, and in my rudimentary understanding of the intricacies of Indian culture, I believe they are more likely to have an arranged marriage.
We may meet up again and I sincerely hope we do (unless of course he reads this and becomes terrified of me).
The first serious site that showed up was number 7 on the list and it disturbed me.
This article in The Times of India discusses a survey conducted on Gender Equality around the world, a survey that placed India last on the list.
As a single, hetereosexual woman, its only natural that I spend some time observing the opposite sex as I go through my travels.
Whilst I am not looking for a long-term relationship per se, I do enjoy the company of men (platonic and romantic) and it would be nice to make some friends in my new homeland.