CAUSES OF FEMALE FOETICIDE – WHY DO THEY DO THIS?
Female foeticide is a pressing issue – which calls to be addressed at once. However, to get to the root of this issue, it is essential to understand the causes behind it. In India, however, there isn’t actually a need to investigate into the problem...
this problem is the practice of female foeticide, the unnaturally low ratio of girls to boys, and the 54% literacy level for women in India as a whole.
In April 2008 PM Manmohan Singh launched the country's biggest ever campaign against the practice of female foeticide at the National Meeting on “Save...
abuse and rape, psychological violence through insults, humiliation, coercion, blackmail,
economic or emotional threats, and control over speech and actions. In extreme, but not
unknown cases, death is the result. (Adriana, 1996) These expressions of violence take
place in a man-woman relationship...
feature of an industrial, not feudal, society. But the intention of our Founding Fathers was that democracy and other modern principles e.g. freedom of speech, freedom of religion, liberty, equality etc. and modern institutions e.g. Parliament, independent judiciary, etc would pull our backward, feudal society...
Members along with Bouquet Presentation and Tulsi Presentation. The function began with the lightening of Deepshikha. Principal delivered a brief welcome speech and introduced the Chief Guest to the assembled people. Then the Principal read out the annual report of the school in which she gave a detailed account...
several thousand female fetus body parts were found in bags behind the clinic. It is estimated that 10 million female fetuses have been killed over the past two decade. The clinic owner and manager were taken into custody.
The modern technology of amniocentesis made female foeticide very easy. The...
Contemporary Indian society professes a profound faith in every individual’s “right to life and dignity”. The rights relating to the weaker & vulnerable sections of Indian society especially women , and more specially the girl child were violated. The twin social...
Female foeticide is the illegal practice of killing a foetus while it is in the womb, because it is a female. It is prevalent in our country as a major social evil. Abortion of female foetus is an act of murder. God is the author of life and nobody should have the right to take it...
In India, welfare measures like empowerment of women, reservation in Parliament, free education to girl child and a lot of other woman progressive initiative, do not make sense when we look at cases of female foeticide. There are only 933 females for every 1000 males against...
choices in vocabulary such as slang/profanity, and use of intensifiers. The observation revealed many interesting differences between both male and females at the elementary school level.
The fifth grade classroom I observed had thirty-one students with 16 boys and 15 girls. The classroom was very diverse...
are confronted with many challenges. Female foeticide is perhaps one of the worst forms of violence against women where a woman is denied her most basic and fundamental right i.e “the right to life”. The phenomenon of female foeticide in India is not new, where female embryos or foetuses are selectively...
SOCIOLINGUISTICS: A speech community is a group of people who share a set of norms rules and expectations regarding the use of language. Investigating language from this perspective is known as sociolinguistics. In general terms, sociolinguistics deals with the inter relationships between language and...
Such coverage has led to heightened social awareness, policy for protection of women and girls (adoption of CEDAW), expansion of social services for female victim support, and a rise in the number of reported cases. Groups like Isis-International, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service and Women's...
abortion of female fetuses, which has skewed the population towards a significant under-representation of girls in some Indian states. The "Beti Bachao" campaign is supported by human rights groups, non-governmental organizations, and state and local government in India.
1 Female foeticide
a big social problem Indians believe if a girl will be born into a family it will be a sin so they kill the female while it is still a fetus. Indian societies have a misconception about female fetuses. Indians think a girl will bring in a burden. Some Indians still believe in older customs like dowry...
Sex-ratio, is measured as number of females per thousand males, is one of the most important indicators used for study of population characteristics. The sex-ratio which is highly skewed towards...
1) Introduction of what the topic is : define female foeticide
Female foetuses are selectively aborted after pre-natal sex determination, thus avoiding the birth of girls. As a result of selective abortion 35 to 40 million girls are missing in Indian population. The effect has been...
“Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps” is a non-fiction book about a vast array of differences and similarities between males and females. Barbara and Allan Pease based their book on their own research on the brain, evolutionary biology, studies of social change and psychology. Some of the...
Thus, my thesis aims at showing that:
▪ women and men express and put down their feelings in different ways, proving that speech reflects and perpetuates gender inequality.
▪ for women this is a no win situation, no matter if their use of language allows men to dominate...
ratification of the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1993. According to the 2001 Census, the percentage of female literacy in the country is 54% up from 9% 1951 by implementation of several constitutional privileges, legislative support for women, and some yojana...
The origin of the Indian idea of appropriate female behavior can be traced to the rules laid down by Manu in 200 B.C.: "by a young girl, by a young woman, or even by an aged one, nothing must be done independently, even in her own house". "In childhood a female must be subject to her father, in youth to...
formation, so that couples who do not want to have girl child abort the fetus. In other words, they get their child murdered in the womb. Although girl foeticide is illegal in India and culprits can get several years of punishment, it is very difficult to prove it. The two parties, the doctor and the couple...
Responsible Obscenity Laws or Free Speech Abridgements
In Susan Brownmiller’s essay, “Let’s Put Pornography back in the Closet”, she expresses her view on obscenity laws which, in her opinion, are too lenient when it comes to the display of pornographic material.
Over the years literature...
which simply meant "rule of the people."
* India is a very large democratic nation with huge population. the people of India enjoy freedom of speech and expression.
* Although, we have such richness in governance, we still are lagging behind in awareness and literacy due to which our democracy...
further gave them the right to decide on having or not having the child. However, this good intentioned step was being used to force women to abort the female child. In order to do away with lacunae inherent in previous legislation, the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse)...
of its incoherence and contestation.
Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative (1997)
Main article: Performativity#Judith Butler's perspective on performativity
In Excitable Speech, Butler surveys the problems of hate speech and censorship. She argues that censorship is difficult...
fragmented images of female foeticide and highlights an alternate biological choice with erotic forms and men applying lipstick, suggestive of a possible future homosexual world. In the work 'Dialogue', one version has two men in communion, characterized more by their gentle touching than speech. While the men...
Female Foeticide In India
India is a country of incredible ironies. It is a land where people worship myriad forms of female Shakti in quest of wealth, wisdom and power. In this country it is a common sight to see thousands of couples making arduous journeys every year to shrines of goddesses in order...
Orissa Review * December - 2008
Female Foeticide in India : A Serious Challenge for the Society
Dr. Krushna Chandra Jena
Women who constitute half a human population have been discriminated, harassed and exploited irrespective of the country to which they belong, unmindful of the...
Female Feticide in India
Sheth L.U.J and Sir M.V. College of Arts, Science and Commerce.
Sr. | Topic |
1. | Introduction |
2. | Meaning |
3. | Cases |
4. | Current Situations |
5. | According to Census |
6. | Female Infanticide |
7. | Female Foeticide and Indians...