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Men are from Mars and Women from Venus, but why on Earth are Women so Woefully Wronged?

'Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety', wrote the famous Dramatist and Poet, William Shakespeare in his magnum opus 'Antony and Cleopatra' //

A woman is quite an enigma and undoubtedly, there is more to her than what meets the eye. Popularly called the 'weaker sex' or the 'fair sex', they often find themselves at the receiving end of a warped power equation. Indeed, nature has endowed unique qualities in a man and woman, so distinctly different, yet perfect for a potent synergy. But like they say, 'power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely'! As a result of being physically weaker, women are often mute subjects to ill treatment, violence, and discrimination from the so-called 'providers' and 'protectors'. Not an exaggeration that women are sometimes unsafe even in their own homes!

Today we talk of technology in nanomeasures and the world boasts of monumental progress. Women have evolved from being classic homemakers to becoming women of the world. Not surprising that women have made inroads into erstwhile male bastions and many a time have transcended the proverbial 'glass ceiling'. So, is the violence against women that we so often hear about, mere media hype?

'Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned'

'A wrong against women every 3 minutes, one molestation every 15 minutes, a rape every 29 minutes, one murder every 16 minutes; a dowry death every 77 minutes, and a sexual harassment every 53 minutes'. Courtesy: The Indian National Crime Records.

Violence against women raises its ugly head in many forms – infanticide, elimination of female foetuses, domestic violence, sexual harassment, molestation, rape, trafficking and dowry murders. Even Nations that boast of development and affluence, like the United States, report dismal statistics - every 41 seconds a woman is raped. Worse still, is the grim scenario reported by WHO; 115 million girls and women are mute victims of var
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