Does India Have a Problem With Women?

Adebayo Adeniran
3 min readJun 1, 2023

Or is it a global malaise?

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You will have seen the images by now.

A young woman was beaten to death after turning down a man’s advances.

It is almost hard to decide whether the violence against the defenseless woman was more stomach churning than the folks who walked on by and acted as though they didn’t see what was happening.

But these aren’t isolated incidents.

Crimes against women have risen in the last two years by 40 percent and according to a statistic I read online, every ten minutes a woman is raped in India.

A few years ago, there were a number of incidents of women being raped and killed, which drew international outrage and condemnation.

And when we factor in the high number of female fetuses which have aborted in the last forty years in India, only then do we start to appreciate the degree to which India really has a major problem.

All of which raises the question: does India have a problem with women or is it symptomatic of a



Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible