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Topic Reading-Vol.3544-12/24/2021

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2021/12/24 Topic Reading-Vol.3544-12/24/2021

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What’s behind suicides by thousands of Indian housewives?

Indian women represent over one-third of women who committed suicides in the 15 to 39 years age group while Indian men make up about a quarter of global suicides. But these are figures from India seem to be way-under reported as suicide is regarded as shameful and often not disclosed in India. Among the women who took their lives in India, over half of them were housewives or nearly 15% of 150,000 recorded suicides in 2020. Even though women are expected to do most of the house chores, they are more resilient and patient than men, especially housewives who can do things mostly by themselves while their men are out for work. Then why do so many Indian housewives commit suicide? Domestic violence seems to be the major cause of women’s suicides. One study found that one-third of Indian women who killed themselves had suffered domestic violence. If you were beaten repeatedly by your husband, who is your likely-permanent partner and master, would you be worried the rest of your life? Resilience and patience might have been used up to prevent an impulsive act.

Read the article and learn about the situations and backgrounds of India’s high suicide rate among housewives.

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