The true evil of Dowry
The glass cage
For a Hindi translation of above, click here
The glass cage
For a Hindi translation of above, click here
Addendum 1: For Your Information, UN please consider the following: https://twitter.com/CHSommers/status/647450208452878336
Marriage breakup in India these days takes lesser time than it takes to complete six balls in a cricket match. ‘Over’ says the Umpire in a cricket game; his decision is final, no appeals, no reviews. But in an Indian divorce, the real match begins for players of the game. Prenuptial agreements or contracts as seen in the Western world are supposed to minimize the litigation for the warring couples, and to ensure that no party uses divorce for the express purpose of financial profit. However, in India, it is a different power play altogether.
Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaising said she and several women in the country were not only opposed to the expression “keep” but also to the use of phrase “one night stand’ by the Bench in the judgement. “The words are derogatory,” she said
Alimony/Maintenance encourages women to incapacitate themselves. Alimony also increases an already large portion of a physically fit and yet morally handicapped population of women. This contradiction leads to mental imbalance and conflicting behavior among women. For example filing criminal cases against husband and yet asks for Restitution of Conjugal Rights(sic).
Alimony & Maintenance reverse the effects of empowerment, in the sense that they feel constantly dependent on the husband’s male capacity to earn. What greater sense of empowerment is there for a woman who would reject Maintenance and start earning her own living and spending her own hard earned money!! The best assets a woman can have: self-respect, self-confidence, education and ability to sustain her life on her own. Also, an equal share in parental property adds to her financial security.
Alimony/ Maintenance laws are forcing women to create fictional stories of domestic violence & dowry harassment, consequently women start believing their own fiction and hence ignites a chain reaction of sociopathic and psychopathic behavior in them.
Alimony/Maintenance encourages women to commit perjury in court. Even though perjury is a serious crime, since Alimony/Maintenance are the only laws of financial gain which do not ask for proof of investment, it forces the courts to take a lenient view against perjury and slowly starts creating a situation of contempt against itself. This has a serious potential to lead to mental breakdown of judicial officers who are also mere mortals having their own livelihood issues and personal pressures.
An Alimony/Maintenance based economy fosters a generation of children who are bound to be socially and mentally imbalanced misfits. These children are already growing up with an attitude that extortion and perjury is a valid tool of life sustenance. Moral values of the next generation will touch the bottom of the begging bowl. Out of a misguided sense of entitlement; children of this dysfunctional generation will end up begging and looting their own parents , peers, spouses and their own children thereby ending the human race in a feeding frenzy of cannibalism.
The concept of Alimony/Maintenance is in contradiction to laws against beggary and vagrancy.
Because of laws for Alimony/Maintenance women have lowered their image of themselves and promoted the idea that they are the weaker sex. This issue has gone to such an extent that in India, these women loathe the idea that their children might one day become like themselves. Therefore, Indian women are killing their own babies/foetuses if they even suspect that it might be a female child. Female infanticide/foeticide is a direct result of Alimony/Maintenance.
Our idea is to Launch a Womens’ Self-Respect Day. On this day the world will honour and propagate the ideal of equality where women realize that they no longer need support from men either morally, socially or financially. On this day the world will honor women like President Pratibha Patil, Sushma Swaraj, Meira Kumar, Indira Jaising, Indira Nooyi etc., who have made it on their own to become leaders of a nation. On this day, women will give a token amount of money to their husband, father, brother etc., as a mark of independence. On this day, self-respecting, right-thinking, hardworking women will reiterate their disgust and express their loathing of female subjugating and sexually derogatory laws like Alimony & Maintenance.
Co-authored by Uma Challa & Partha
In a country where equality is supposed to be the norm on paper at least, the concept of alimony in case of divorce is the same as the concept of dowry during marriage. The latter is separation money given by the father towards the daughter and the former by the husband towards the wife. If we are fighting dowry, alimony should also be opposed.
The greatest crime against women is to keep them in servitude and victimize their psyche with the concept of alimony and maintenance. Why is the self respect/dignity of women being destroyed with the concept of Alimony?
CAW means Crimes Against Women. If you or anyone are summoned by this cell in connection with a complaint(for counselling or not), it means that you are already being treated as a
1). Criminal without trial
2). Criminal who has done crime against women.
Firstly, CAW is a psychological trap designed with only one outcome in mind. To destroy any resistance. The mere act of going to a CAW cell summons will be portrayed as if you and I are going to be sentenced for all the imaginary rapes and molestations done against all women from the present till Eve. It takes a very emotionally stable and clear headed man to come out in one psychological peice.
Secondly, to even acknowledge CAW is to acknowledge the lies of feminists. I will not do that.
Thirdly, let us not take part in putting these feminists in power, not even in a local thana. To do that is to commit Crime Against Men. I totally object to even the existence of the phrase ‘Crimes against Women’. I refuse to allow any man to be summoned to any institution named CAW.
My comments on PTI news
On the surface, it seems like NCW is unable to contain its hatred for men. However, it is more to justify its own existence than concern for women. On one hand NCW seeks dignity and equality for women and on the other hand it promotes financial dependency of women on men. This is being done by creating and maintaining maintenance and alimony laws that promote and make permanent a victim mindset among women. At best it is promoting a whole gender into practising legalized begging and extortion, instead of promoting an environment of self reliance and dignity. NCW is causing more harm than good towards women. It is time women realized this and took action against NCW.