Women Empowerment - A Cause for Increasing Divorce Rate in India

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Jitendra Patel said: (Wed, May 25, 2016 03:01:41 PM)    
Ya friends according to my opinion it not the sufficient cause of divorce in India it is western culture effect and man did not control their senses and I want to give you some point that proves women-empowerment is cause of divorce:

1. If male and females both are government employees then they will not give proper time to their child and also they will not give proper their self.

2. If women will go outside for the job then society things wrong towards women's and husband also and l think the main cause of divorce is Westernisation and thinking of man and women.

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Shiv said: (Sat, Apr 9, 2016 04:56:59 PM)    
I think more than women empowerment it is feminists who are to be blamed for increasing divorces. Feminists advocate a 'my life my choice' kind of life. This is a very selfish view of life. In a society it is rather 'Our life our choice'. Relationships are never constant and must persist through the thick and thin of life. Today due to the selfish feminist point of view, women are advised to walk out of marriage at the slightest discomfort. Instead of encouraging selfishness in the name of empowerment, women must be advised to get over anger, ego, hatred which will help in sustaining a relationship. This so called western way of empowerment increases female ego unnecessarily. Also developing good qualities are necessary for men as well.

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Srujana said: (Sun, Apr 3, 2016 04:27:51 PM)    
Women Empowerment refers to increasing and improving the social, economic, political and legal strength of the women, to ensure equal right to women, and to make them confident enough to claim their rights, such as:

- Freely live their life with a sense of self-worth, respect, and dignity.

- Have complete control of their life, both within and outside of their home and workplace.

- To make their own choices and decisions.

- Have equal rights to participate in social, religious and public activities.

- Have equal social status in the society.

- Have equal rights for social and economic justice.

- Determine financial and economic choices.

- Get equal opportunity for education.

- Get equal employment opportunity without any gender bias.

- Get safe and comfortable working environment.

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Rahul Bhardwaj said: (Wed, Mar 30, 2016 05:41:50 PM)    
According to me, women empowerment is not the cause of divorce. But it provides a tool that enables the women shed their fear. In fact, women empowerment strengthen the familial bonding. Here women empowerment restoring the status and dignity by upholding their rights and making a mechanism for its adherence at all level. So out I rightly deny that women empowerment is the cause of increasing divorce.

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Abhilasha Khemani said: (Sat, Mar 19, 2016 08:17:59 AM)    
According to me women empowerment is not a cause for increasing divorce, but it is surely a pathway for all the women who were not able to raise a voice against the mishaps and fight for their own rights be it taking a divorce or charging someone for his or her bad deeds.

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Shreyas said: (Sat, Mar 12, 2016 10:28:53 AM)    
I'm Shreyas.

In my opinion. There is no relation between empowerment of women and divorce. Marriage is a sacred thing and all we know that women are more loyal than men do.

So, empowering women will lead men to increase their financial graph. By empowering women by giving confidence opportunities to women will lead our nation to become the leader of world by 2020. You can screen Hollywood movies. In that movies women are no lesser than men.

So women empowerment means better future of India.

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Karan said: (Mon, Mar 7, 2016 11:40:36 PM)    
If we will consider some foreign countries where women are as empowered as men then we will observe that their divorce is very common. I think it is more important for a man or a woman to live a happy life than a married life. So if divorces are result of empowerment then it proves we moved toward women empowerment.

But it will take us (men) some time to understand and accept this as we have grown up in male dominating society. But slowly the things will change and this factor will diminish in divorce cases. But for the moment I think it is one of the factors responsible for the divorce cases.

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Deepam said: (Fri, Feb 26, 2016 11:27:03 PM)    
Is Women Empowerment Reason for High Divorce Rate?

Divorce is a very sensitive term, so in my opinion it shouldn't be generalized. Every individual case is different. But for sure it is not rising because of women empowerment rather, it's our love for materialistic things that has changed our priorities in life.

A few decades back things were being used and people were being loved, but now the situation has changed. With huge pay packages it seems too easy for people to change anything and better half that doesn't suit their preference.

We do not want to build an understanding. Most of us swear by the words "My Way or Highway". I am sorry to say, but in earlier days where the parents of both groom and bride were playing a sincere role in developing a balance and nurturing the relationship, are now not in the same role. Instead now in some case they act as fuel to fire. Empathy has been replaced ego.

And still if it is women empowerment has lead to rise in the divorce rate. We must understand it in a deeper context. Over the decades, our family structures and society have changed. Gone are those days when a family used to have a minimum of 4 and more children. These days family structures are changing to the extent that they have not only become nuclear but also a maximum number of children per couple have reduced to 2.

In earlier days if a daughter used to complain her parents about the harassment she faces in her matrimonial house, parents having limited support and in fear of society were not able to help their daughter.

A's had to limited financial resources and other children to marry as well. But now the girls get full support from their parents and in addition to this being financially independent do not wish to continue to undergo the physical, mental and financial trauma at the matrimonial house.

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Kusuma Kumari G said: (Tue, Feb 16, 2016 11:14:58 AM)    
Why is divorce increasing?

Many reasons are there. Reasons are basically due to high expectation out of marriage. Secondly money problems. One other reason is friends who spoil our relationships They give wrong advice some of which hurt our relationship and marriage ends up in rock.

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Mini said: (Sat, Feb 13, 2016 08:12:02 PM)    
In my point of view there is no relevance to relate women empowerment with divorce. The person whether men or women has a right of empowerment. Women empowerment doesn't make women self-centered.

Empowerment make her confident, independent and improve her status in society. Empowerment of women creates equality in the society. It is only our point of view how we see this. So the reason behind divorce is not the empowerment of someone.

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Mayuri said: (Tue, Feb 9, 2016 03:36:18 PM)    
Women empowerment cannot be the reason of divorce because Divorce and women empowerment are two different things. Empowerment means own rights which women have. Men and women have their equal rights in each and every things. Women should also give equal importance as men has been given.

Divorce is the big problem due to mutual understanding, loyalty, trust, faith which are not there with partner. If both the partner will understand each other then this problem will not there. Suppose men have ego problems or jealousy problems than women empowerment can be the reasons of divorce. Its all depends on the situation and time periods which going on.

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Chaitrajm said: (Wed, Jan 6, 2016 06:23:52 PM)    
Hai everyone,

I am Chaitra being a woman I would like to say that development of the women in terms of education, employment is not the cause for increasing in the divorce rate.

Men except that women should be always a bit lower than them, their salary, their position, their beauty everything its because of men's thinking the divorce rate are increasing its not because of women empowerment.

So if men's thinking changes and when they support women in the steps of her life encourage her then there will be no problems at all.

Thank you.

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Umi said: (Thu, Dec 10, 2015 11:33:58 AM)    
Hello everyone,

Women empowerment is something which makes our society realize that women are also an integral part of a society and they should be treated in the same way as men. Weather it is home or work field. Weather it is about rights or opportunities. This can only be done by proper education and awareness in our society.

In earlier days women were not treated in the same way as they should be as per women empowerment. Men should not only say but they must understand and accept that women are not meant to be suppressed. They should be treated equally as men. And women must also understand that changes and understanding comes with time and mentality can not be changed in an hour.

Women should also understand that empowerment is not meant to overtake men instead it is to bring women as equivalent as men. Relation is something which needs understanding, patience and compromises but equally from both sides. Empowerment is nowhere responsible for divorces in India instead our non readiness for the changes are.

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Sweety said: (Mon, Nov 16, 2015 09:01:46 PM)    
I think women empowerment and relationship status are completely different from each other. Empowerment is not the cause of divorce in present day rather domestic violence does. The point is before due to lack of empowerment women can't gather the courage to fight against the violence.

But now a days they have the capability and courage to do that. So in order to decrease the no. of divorce we have to decrease domestic violence instead of blaming women empowerment.

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Umesh said: (Sun, Nov 1, 2015 04:51:54 PM)    
I don't think so that the women empowerment is the cause for increasing divorce rate in India. India is a democratic country. So it depends upon the thinking of the people weather the are living to gather or just split because in other countries like USA divorce is just the common thing.

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Nandita said: (Fri, Oct 30, 2015 11:12:41 PM)    
I think women are power of the country. Women empowerment is very necessary as it give rights to women to speak for them. When God makes us he never does inequality with anyone then why should we do.

Women have rights to live their as they want. Why they always sacrifice? Education and power to women made them self sufficient and self independent. So that they can protest against injustice and domestic violence.

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Ttk said: (Sun, Oct 18, 2015 11:27:52 PM)    
I don't think it is the fault of both parties. If we go through the Chanakya qoutes, "A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night".

In the present new world/generation in India, a normal family is forced to work together for a better life. In an orthodox/traditional family this new generation state of affairs does not work, rather they still believe in the above thought. This starts and causes basic issues between people and ultimately leads to family crisis.

So please respect each other and avoid unnecessary situations.

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Stewarto said: (Sun, Oct 18, 2015 03:41:03 PM)    
Those women who are in the "Mode of Ignorance" will never understand the laws of this creation which will reflect them as Karma won't forget that Money, Madness, Maritial Affairs can never bring happiness in any Humans. I'm a scientist in genetics advice women to be grounded even if she is working in any large corporations its very good!

There are some really worthy wife's who are leading the corporate yet they stick with their Morality, Cultures & Traditions at all cost and without any conflict in families. Women stand up, but never ever forget your Husband & institution of marriage.

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Aakash Gupta said: (Fri, Oct 9, 2015 08:58:03 PM)    
Any country or home cannot be run only by finance minister (earning wife). It is necessary of home minister (house wife). Working man & working women for more and more money is imbalanced and disturb natural life of human. Just money is not everything in the world.

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Murchana said: (Wed, Sep 30, 2015 08:15:30 PM)    
In my opinion, women empowerment is something that has been initiated to let the women know about their rights. In a way it has given them strength to act against the Violence's upon women in society. Relationship and women empowerment are two different things. Relationships are based on understanding and two people respecting each other.

Hence empowerment of women cannot be a reason behind the number of increasing divorces. If a husband is proud of his wife who is working as well as maintaining household work at the same time, then the serenity of the relationship will always be maintained.

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Rohan said: (Mon, Sep 28, 2015 08:07:18 AM)    
Women empowerment is not responsible for divorce. There are no of reasons which leads to divorce. Mutual understanding and love between the couple is important due to lack of mutual understanding the divorce occur. But it is not because of empowerment.

If both husband and wife is earning then it is beneficial as now days inflation increases. As well as why we should we waste her knowledge no doubt if she is earning equal or more than husband it creates some issues but it depends upon love and understanding. Empowerment is not the reason or solution.

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Kiran Sawane said: (Thu, Sep 24, 2015 11:42:21 PM)    
I think divorces are occurring because women could choose between right and wrong. If we think empowerment is the reason for it, then it is absolutely wrong. Women are getting education, they could react the situation which makes them slaves. They have got that much of strength because of the education and civil rights.

They are doing what is best for them like we everybody do. Empowerment is not the reason for divorces but it is the proof of nation that India got biggest democracy and women are the major part of it.

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Truth said: (Wed, Sep 16, 2015 05:09:25 AM)    
Well now that much more women today are very high maintenance, independent, selfish, spoiled, and very greedy, many of them are the real cause of most divorces especially in America.

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Vijay Gupta said: (Sun, Sep 13, 2015 01:16:59 AM)    
After marriage the word using by modern brides like My career, My Job, My surname, My family, My education the word 'MY (Mera) ' is like sand, and the sand never dissolve in water (husband/in-laws) to make water (Solution) as sweet drink. And the sand will be seems separately on water whole life.

After marriage the word using by bride like our house, our children, our family, our reputation, our happiness & Darrow the word OUR (Hamare) is like sugar, and the sugar always dissolve in water (husband/in-laws) to make water (solution) as sweet drink (sweet stable relationship) And the sugar made water sweet by dissolved her own identity in water but her taste always remains forever in water.

Be the 'SUGAR' & not 'SAND'. Any girl/bride has so many own issues then she should not be married and she should remain unmarried for her so called freedom, etc. and a man or in-laws should not be cheated by this-that reasons made by bride.

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Avipsa said: (Fri, Sep 11, 2015 01:19:30 PM)    
I think women empowerment is not the reason behind the divorce. Women empowerment helps women to come forward to occupy their rights, their status in the society rather than being silent and tolerating all types of domestic violence.

I think now a days the divorces are occurring because both the man and woman have become impatient towards each other. If both the partners adjust equally in maintaining their relationship and be loyal to each other forgetting about their own ego than only these types of problems can be solved.

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Vivek said: (Sun, Aug 30, 2015 10:30:44 PM)    
Greater societal acceptance of divorcees in urban areas and also a gradual acceptance of divorced daughters by families (not in rural areas) because families have started to believe that perhaps their daughter can have a life after marriage and without a husband.

The anonymity of big cities has helped divorced people avoid the glare of judgmental friends and relatives. Financial freedom to walk away from an abusive relationships. The sanctity of marriage is taking a beating. People's attitudes towards marriage itself are Chandigarh as a result they do not work hard at it as before.

More DRINKS couples(double income no kids) who are not held back by the fear of how the divorce will impact children.

Stress of modern life. Today's working environment has changed drastically. The economy having opened up, most companies are facing intense competition and this leads to tremendous pressure on employees. Working late, 6 days a week, without holidays and with a boss who breathes down your throat can create a lot of frustration and tension. This can destroy a marriage, whether it's just one partner working, or both.

Loneliness. Nuclear families have meant loneliness for the non-working partner, compounded by moving away from familiar environments. This can result in estrangement, affairs.

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Karry Stewart said: (Sun, Aug 30, 2015 01:22:21 PM)    
My dear citizens indeed it has been spoken vastly about the increasing rates of divorces across the country like India. As a well wisher of the country I request couples not to get influenced with what you see in Media, Television & Newspapers. They are are all spoiling the couples for wasted interest.

Divorce is not the solution for arguments in relationships you gonna sort it out we're not animals who eat & sleep with anyone we're Human Beings who live for Respect, Values & Truth-fullness. Yes indeed the logic of Americans was to introduce women empowerment for the gains of their companies.

So that when a women comes out for working she tends to attract & spend more on sexuality, Escorting, Clothing & Fast Foods etc. They know it India is still culturally stronger and its the only way to exploit the people.

Women's are being wanted exploited by many western companies at workplace by giving more salaries, asked to wear sexy, short cloths and then writing it in the Newspapers about salary rise etc. To create an inflation and spoil the country. Couples you need to be stronger than an iron and live by relationships, Lord Krishna (God) has created Women to support Men in all his endeavors not to overtake.

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Luvly said: (Wed, Aug 12, 2015 12:23:15 AM)    
As per my concern I think that it is not justified that divorce increasing due to women empowerment. It depends on the both partners their understandings, and their trusts. If we force on women empowerment then the women can choose her life partner and I think that she can choose best person that their parents could then it might not leads to more divorce's.

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Hari said: (Mon, Aug 10, 2015 11:38:38 AM)    
Yes I partially agree with that it is one of the cause for divorce cases in India I explain I woman empowerment. They fell greater than to gents. They do comparison all those things like cooking, baby care etc., they fell also earn money is equal to you. So why I do all works you have also do works is equal. This is the working woman attitude life is compromise. So any one compromise those things you life happy for life long.

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Devesh Gupta said: (Thu, Jul 30, 2015 08:46:45 PM)    
Women empowerment, educating women, giving equal power and opportunities in the hands of women. Whereas causes for divorce are not compatible, ill treated, dowry etc. The both the term here relates as "education to oppose the injustice". No doubt women empowerment is increasing number of divorces just because women today know what are their values. What are their rights. They are not a slave who are meant to bear all the crimes silently.

Women empowerment itself teach women, rise above the fear and speak against the wrong. Also if we take in a positive side women empowerment is leading towards happy life as no more today India is a male dominating society. An educated women can better take care of her family. She is not bounded against the forced decision of her family.

She can give her own decision of liking or liking and can choose her better partner which in future avoids divorce. We have many such good examples like Kiran Bedi, Kalpana Chawla, Sunita Williams etc. This shows that women empowerment is just reduce compromise, women are not meant for compromise.

Thank you.

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Nivetha said: (Sun, Jul 26, 2015 09:58:26 PM)    
Every women has a rights and freedom. Women also a human being. Divorce occurs because of no understandings, ego, patience and arrogance. Divorce is not related to women. It depends on both. Due to misunderstanding, it would occur. When women get empower, they would do proper.

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Nivetha Karthikeyan said: (Sat, Jul 25, 2015 11:07:01 PM)    
Every women has a rights and freedom. They are also god's creatures. Men and women are human beings. My point is to divorce occurs because of the arrogance, ego, not understandable and compliment. In the world all are equal. They should achieve anything.

Women empowerment are not reason for the divorce. Divorce depends not only women. If women have a empower, they would like to bold. They can follow cultures and traditions of family backgrounds.

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Alisha said: (Mon, Jul 6, 2015 09:08:45 PM)    
I completely disagree democracy defines equal rights for men and women democracy do not follow any type of genderism. Divorce depends on the decision of both the parties the problem is with society not with empowering women.

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Shradha said: (Tue, Jun 30, 2015 04:22:57 PM)    
I think woman empowerment is a reason for the change in their mindset.

Its because of the fruitful initiatives that woman has come to know that she is no more just a mere human being but a human being with great potential. However divorce has come because woman have lost the power to tolerate wrong doings or lost the patience to bear unruliness from their partners. But it is not because of the empowerment or not because they learnt or acquired it from the media or from the western countries. But because woman feels that instead of spending a life of compromise with their partner, why can't they lead a carefree life earning and leading a life they wanted.

However there are very few women who are so audacious that they divorce just for reasons that they don't get satisfied by their partners. But in general women empowerment has got nothing to do with divorce.

We all worship with awe the woman deities and ask for strength from them. Then the same thing must happen in India. Woman should not be looked upon as God but be given respect and be thought as a human being with great talents and not the soft flesh.

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Smit said: (Sat, Jun 27, 2015 01:39:52 PM)    
Hi friends,

I may correct your points for given topic. In India where the society has divided the family into some parts after the marriage. After marriage the husband in India usually works and the women take care of the children. Moreover to run a family both social and economic balance is needed so the society has done the work that economically the family would be run by man and social care would be taken by the woman.

But if the women empowerment goes on like this only then this balance would be disturbed and it may lead to increase in divorce.

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Isabel said: (Thu, Jun 18, 2015 11:40:40 AM)    
Nowadays maximum of the women are working to support their families financially. It could be for er children, husband or immediate family (mother and siblings where there is no earning member).

Women empowerment isn't causing much of the divorces, I feel most of it is due to the outdated thinking such as 'Women need to take care of the house' or 'Wives are just for free laundry and to produce children'. Most of the women are mentally harassed by in laws which causes them to give up at some point.

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Sahil said: (Sun, Jun 14, 2015 01:52:09 PM)    
It is true that due to women empowerment divorce, hate of marriage, increased fastly. Women just wants each & every "rights" (Aadhikar) over man but not each & every "duties" (Kartavya/Farz) as men.

This is unfortunate for Indian marriage that just with marriage women gets all rights from men & men gets all duties for women.

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Deep said: (Mon, Jun 1, 2015 06:55:50 PM)    
In the home cooperation between men and women is decreasing and competition between the genders is increasing. I believe this is the main reason for the increase in divorce rates and the breakdown of the family unit.

If this continues both men and women will become unsatisfied and the future generations will be raised by single parents. Media has the power to manipulate our emotions and turn each other against each other. This has been happening for many more years in western countries and Japan than in India and we can see the negative effects in their societies. We don't have to be like them.

We can learn from their mistakes before it is too late. A growing number of people in these societies now are speaking up about what has gone wrong. In India itself people are opening their eyes to what is happening in reality.

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Sumit Joshi said: (Tue, May 19, 2015 11:47:23 PM)    
If women empowerment is giving rise to divorces then men empowerment as well is giving rise to divorces. We are equally responsible. The problem is not the empowerment, the problem is with our society.

The society is so following gender-ism. If a man roams around with 3-4 girls, you call him a stud. But if a woman roams around with 3-4 guys, you call her a slut. The society has also become so geocentric.

If a guy cheats in a relationship, society supports the girl and If the girl cheats in a relationship, still the society supports the girl shame on us. Sorry for being so blunt and loud But this is the truth.

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James said: (Wed, May 13, 2015 11:17:43 PM)    
Well since many women nowadays are very independent, spoiled and selfish, certainly has a lot to do with it since many of them have a very high paying job and think their all that which their not. And comparing the women of today which they really stink unlike the real good old fashioned women of years ago that were certainly the best, and there was no such thing as a high maintenance woman back then either since most women back then I would say never knew the meaning of it, and both men and women back then had to really struggle to make ends meat.

It is a real good thing we had good women back then since most marriages in those days lasted such a very long time just like our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles did, otherwise many of us men would have not been around today. And today for many of us good single men looking for a good woman today to settle down with, you can certainly forget about that since most women today are very pathetic.

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Preetam said: (Wed, Mar 25, 2015 03:10:13 PM)    
If women empowerment doesn't allow her to take care of family and be the emotional binding point of view in the family. Then women empowerment will lead to divorce no doubt without that quality in a woman the family just acts as paying guest where people earn and live.

If family is taken as it is designed to be then women has different roles and responsibility. She is the key to happiness in the family culture. If she acts same as husband then who is going to take role of wife.

Are women ready to work and feed, and allow husbands to keep emotional and sentimental attachments of family?

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Foxtrot said: (Mon, Mar 23, 2015 09:09:54 PM)    
If I am going to start a family, I would want my wife to look after my kids. Impart them with moral values and education. Because she would always be better at those things. Now, if some how I get married to a woman who is always worried about her career rather than her children, then I better not start a family.

In fact the risks of marriage now-a-days far outweigh the rewards. If a man thinks logically, he can get all the privileges of marriage staying single without having to worry about the risks. So why marry, and then get divorced 3 years later, lose half of your wealth, your house, your children, give alimony, give child support, go through emotional torture. Why?

Then if the wife files a false case of DV, then you and your family members get arrested without any explanation. Why would a sensible man, "who thinks in his head", would get married ?

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Shraddha said: (Sat, Mar 7, 2015 06:48:56 PM)    
I completely disagree from the above statement. As we are living in a democratic country where both men's and women's are given equal rights. I think all women's should be self sufficient in earning money. Because one educated women can educate whole home.

And I don't think this reason can ever lead to her divorce. Because education and knowledge only helps an individual in fulfilling their needs and to fight in today's world.

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Anoob said: (Mon, Jan 26, 2015 09:38:19 AM)    
Hi everyone!

I would like to add my point's here. We all know men and women both are God's creation so they have equal rights in this society and it is not effected in increasing divorce rates. The main reason or common fact is woman's are narrow minded and possessive minded so its effected their daily life and it leads to divorce.

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Archit said: (Mon, Jan 12, 2015 11:30:24 PM)    

Many of my dear friends got deviated from the topic, it is not about whether the women empowerment is good or bad. Our topic was does women empowerment increases the divorce rate in India and I'm in the favour of it.

As per our society marriage is something like lifetime commitment by both the partners to live together. And since years women are taught to keep this bonding forever and to adjust in every situation but what if their marriage didn't worked? what she'll do? Will she get separated?

In most of the cases answer would be no. OK so here is the reason. Women of past generations were not having the facilities of education and so they got suppressed by others as they were not aware of their rights and power.

When they got such platform become educated. Turned bold strong self dependent they started taking decisions of their life on their own rather being ruled by others and so they even big decision of divorce to make their life better afterwards. These are my views.

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Xyz said: (Thu, Dec 25, 2014 10:18:50 PM)    
No, I don't think women empowerment is the cause behind marriages. Its nowhere written that men are superior than women. This concept still prevails in India which must be eradicated. Both men and women have equal rights to live their life in the way they wish.

The nation can develop faster if women in every home is educated. The family is happier if mother is educated and empowered.

Also at current time in a country like India where inflation rate is very high, a home can not run with only one source of income. If both husband and wife are earning they can enjoy a better life economically and socially. So doing a job by women is also a necessity.

Now most of the men understand the fact that just because they are physically stronger doesn't mean that they are superior. Both men and women are God's creation and so both have equal rights.

Women empowerment can lead to a better life of a family.

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Tarun said: (Tue, Dec 9, 2014 04:43:26 PM)    

Having lived and suffered in a patriarchal society for most of the history, I think it is only fair that women today are moving towards more empowerment and responsibilities. And looking at their progress we can definitely agree that women have proved that they are no less than men when it comes to handling things other than mere household work.

As for the increasing divorce rates in the country, men here are accustomed to or to rather say it is in their nature to be the sole provider in the family and have the first say in every household decision and they feel it as a blotch on their manhood when women come forward strongly with their views. It is because all this women empowerment thing (which is a good thing) is a recent phenomena and it will take some time for men to get out of this traditional viewpoint of them being the sole provider. Not to say this is the only reason but this difference of mindset leads to conflicts that ultimately results in a divorce.

But eventually with this rate of progress, women will soon enjoy the same status as men and by then men will have come out this notion of them being the superior gender and hopefully we will see a decline in divorce rates and the country will also be a better place for women to live.

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Equally-Right said: (Thu, Dec 4, 2014 10:03:40 PM)    
I think know one is thinking about what is going to happen in future with the current trends.

1. Increase in Divorces. Don't go by %age as the population is also increasing rapidly.

2. Increase in Inter-Caste / Love marriages. May be good but most of the time fails or leads to elementary family & Ignored aged Parents without support.

3. * Increase in Unmarried individuals(Singles both men & women).

There are thousands of unmarried individuals even at the age of 40+


A). Unable to find suitable match (Mostly because women are more educated or economically sophisticated than men or expectations not matching of both. ).

B). Because of such incomplete laws New marriage (Amendment) bill, IPC 498a. Why should anyone take risk. I See "Live Single, Be happy" status quotes of many men. When marriage itself is sharing everything with each other, why should there be a law to specify. If specified, why it does not define something like.

1. Divorce can be possible only after 6 months of marriage(Exceptional on special cases).

2. Divorce is not possible if married for more than 10 years(I don't know what reasons can lead to divorce after living together for 10 years). They can live separate without divorce as well right.

3. Divorced within 3 years will not get the benefit of the new "Marriages Law (Amendment) Bill". However if Children are born, both take the equal responsibility of their children's. How stupid is the law which states only after 3 years of staying separate they can apply for divorce. So the law is to separate them not to keep them together.

Obvious, if the person is separating from her spouse, she has decided to live independently on her own or she can re-marry. Why should she ask for compensation or share in ex-husbands property.

4. If dowry is of a concern : Punish both Husband and wife and both their family. Because at the time of marriage they both had agreed on dowry (for whatever the reason could be), and when conflict starts only Husband and His Family are treated as accused/culprits.

One of the famous female lawyer stated on a TV news Channel that she has helped a woman to get divorce 5 times and 6th time she rejected to take-up the case. What a pity.

I would say let empowerment happen, but not in such a manner wherein Marriage itself will become History and obviously there will not be scope for Divorce :).

Best solution. Remove all laws and go in for pre-marriage agreement between boy and the girl. Precaution is better than prevention :).

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Vivek Vinod Deo said: (Wed, Nov 26, 2014 03:48:53 PM)    
Women Empowerment leads to divorce is true factually speaking. If we just analyze the growing rate of Divorces we will clearly see that maximum percentage is in the urban areas where both the partners are working. Seeing this trend just like US & UK and other advanced countries India too will have high levels of Divorce rates going forward.

Due to very high levels of education in women and very high salaries at times it strains the matrimonial relations among the couple when the other partner cannot match the others level of career success and lifestyle.

The society is also changing fast so many drastic changes will lead to the Indian society no longer remaining the way it is today say one or two decades henceforward. But it will lead to many social problems. India should introspect as to where it is heading.

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Gaurav said: (Sat, Nov 22, 2014 02:39:09 PM)    
Due to women empowerment they become more stable, independent and it is obvious that she would require respect from her husband and family. But if the family is of backward thinking and have a view that women are made for household work then it can lead to conflicts and sometimes divorce. But that does not mean that women empowerment is not to be supported, women have their fundamental rights and has to be treated equally in the society as men, what has to be changed is mentality of people.

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Vedanand Singh said: (Tue, Nov 11, 2014 05:37:40 PM)    
- Women empowerment do not leads divorce cases condition.
- The women gets more freedom to take any decision by own self.
- Behind maximum divorce, there is more fault of men.
- If we want to decrease the divorce rate, then first of all men should have to change the mentality.


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Abc said: (Fri, Nov 7, 2014 06:33:48 PM)    
Empowerment means to vest with authority. I don't think that women empowerment is any cause for divorces at present age. Instead they make the roots of relation strong. If the women empowerment is not taking place the somewhere each &every person is responsible. Think once again you would recognize that there is rapid change in condition of literally as well as financially.

Many great women personalities have supported our country to come forward. And as a result others have also taken lot of inspiration by them and every women is trying to achieve sky and I'm sure that they would success on day and that day would come sooner.

DON'T FORGET THAT"EVERY MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP. SORRY for those who opposes my point of view.

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Oorja said: (Fri, Oct 31, 2014 09:41:51 PM)    
I personally think that if men have the right to study, get good job, etc.., then why women are restricted to study? being a human being they also have the right to their wishes. If they want to be independent, they can no one can stop them.

If we talk about divorce rates, then may be sometimes it is women mistake but not always, actually a few times. Most of the time its because of men. Moreover, if thoughts of two people don't match so its better that they leave each other at the right time.

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Solidroots said: (Mon, Oct 27, 2014 04:42:05 PM)    
The Indian society has to accept that we have double standards in everything we do. There is no doubt that the modern Indian women have been truly empowered. However Please ask yourself following questions:

1. Does just education and freedom mean empowerment? My point is one is truly empowered if education and knowledge is exhibited and used in a proper way. As an individual (be it a male or female) you get truly empowered when you also realize that for everything you get from your parents or society you also have a role to play, you cannot run away from responsibilities if some rights have been granted. E.g., if you have all the rights to be independent and come home late then you also have the responsibilities of at least informing your family and not indulging in an act which causes embarrassment to you or your loved ones. No I am not talking about dress code.

2. Are we truly heading toward an unbiased society (from gender's perspective)? We indians still believe that it is the duty of the man to earn the living for the family and it is the duty of the women to do basic chores like cooking, washing etc. at home. Why don't we encourage girls to study while keeping in mind that they have to utilize the education later on by also focusing on a career. Boys still get a scolding like "you won't do anything good if you don't study hard and later on find a job as soon as possible", a lot of parent force their daughters to study further just for the sake of getting degrees, so that they can boast of the same at the time of finding a suitable match for the daughter. The reverse holds true when it comes to boys parent just make them focus on studies and not learning some home chores.

3. Please go to any matrimonial site or read an matrimony weekly on a local newspaper, in the grooms wanted columns whenever you see girl working as so and so and earning abc per anum they also mentions boys package should be abc+ or even in most cases abc*2 per annum. Why cann't it be boy should be earning at the same level and must know some cooking etc?

4. Quality level of education imparted has decreased substantially. You can easily spot people holding master's degree looking for a job from last 5 years or settling for a job not belonging to their forte. While on the other hand there are people who just managed to get their degree by correspondence and after 3-4 years they are at a good level compared to the earlier league.

I am not trying to say that women empowerment has resulted in increase in divorces. I am just trying to point out that with empowerment one has to accept the set of responsibilities that arise as a consequence. Hope you understand

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Jolie said: (Mon, Sep 22, 2014 03:31:17 PM)    
'Women empowerment leading to increased divorce rates', this is partly true.

Women empowerment is necessary for every women because of the following:

- Having decision making power of their own.
- Having access to information and resources for taking proper decision.
- Ability to exercise assertiveness in collective decision making.

Nowadays parents educate their daughters to empower them. (No getting a fat-pay job.
Doesn't only mean women empowerment. Women might choose to do some philanthropist.
Work for example. ) Yes, in comparison to women in 70's and 80's, women of 90's and as.

Well as today's women are more empowered. They know their rights, self-dependent, have decision making power, have positive self-image.

But these are only the positive aspect of women empowerment, the negative aspects of women empowerment are as follows:

- They misuse their rights, for example IPC Section 406 and many others.
- Most (not all) women, mainly working, harass their husbands at home, which leads to divorce. There are laws for women harassment, but men are equally harassed which goes unnoticed. Yes, it is arguably true.

So to conclude, to be unempowered is not good, but to be over empowered is also not good for the society.

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Anurag Singh said: (Sun, Sep 14, 2014 12:09:34 PM)    
I think women empowerment is the main cause to increase the cases of divorce in Indian society. Nowadays Indian girls are copying foreign culture which is more dangerous for our society as well as culture & tradition. If we saw the pages of ancient Indian history then we find that womens were more secure empowered & there were no cases of divorce.

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Aditi said: (Mon, Sep 1, 2014 04:52:58 PM)    
I don't really get why people often put divorce in a negative light. The reasons why divorce happen:

1) Physical/Emotional/Sexual abuse by either of the spouse.

2) Dowry harassment.

3) Severe Alcoholism (can be taken as physical/mental abuse toward the other spouse. ).

4) Not compatible with each other (such as not having the same tastes, liking etc).

While women empowerment aims at equal status and opportunities for all women and give them rights equivalent to men.

Now please tell me how this is related?

Sure, after the empowerment of women arrived in the society, the divorce rates are increasing. However, why is this bad? Women now understand that they're humans and not animals in human form. They no longer accept the violence and abuse done towards them a long time ago. Why should they stick with a man that treats them like cattle? The whole point of marriage is to be with the person you love forever. When there's no love, the sole purpose of marriage is destroyed. Why remain in such a relationship anyway?

Best example of women empowerment causing divorce is false 498a cases. They're taking advantage of this law that was designed to protect them. However, that is a very teeny tiny percentage compared to the number of women that really suffer in marriage. Is it wrong for these women to get away and live their life well?

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Kartik Khurana said: (Wed, Aug 27, 2014 11:28:37 PM)    
I believe that women empowerment is not responsible for the divorces, but it has helped the women take a stand and to decide whether the relationship can be carried on further and if not then to take a divorce due to whatever reasons. Women empowerment has helped the women know their rights and today they are working and financially independent sometimes ego clashes and these things lead to divorces. So it is mentality not empowerment.

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Sushil Yadav said: (Wed, Aug 6, 2014 08:22:10 PM)    
Surely women empowerment may be termed as one reason for increasing divorce cases. Compare the condition of women in the 60's to now, the major difference that you would observe is significant rise in the number of working women and as a consequence of this they've become more self dependent and don't have to depend on anyone else for their daily bread. Another consequence of this is women then never used to raise their voice against the exploitation done against them and this was primarily due to there over dependent on their husband or any other male in the family. But now the scenario has been completely changed women having got employed don't beer anything and register complain against the concerned person without a delay.

But inspite of all this women are no where to be blamed, as in 80 percent of the cases it's due to exploitation done against, so in a way they are forced whereas in remaining 20 percent cases, women voluntarily go out for seeking divorce against their spouses.

Conclusively, women empowerment may be a cause for divorce but surely not due to women.

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Lily said: (Sat, Jul 26, 2014 12:58:54 AM)    
Hello everyone, stop deciding who is the culprit?we should never blame a person whether it is a he or she for getting separated from each other, rather we should blame the situation. These days women empowerment is essential because a country can't be developed if the citizens of it keep on fighting among themselves that who is better man or woman rather than focusing the improvements they can bring together.

For this the society have to change their mindset, opportunity doesn't with a name on it, you have to grab yours, whether it is a he or she.

So women empowerment has no role with the divorce rate in India because if a couple is happy together nothing can come in between them, at the end of the day they will be together.

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Ramkumar said: (Fri, Jul 25, 2014 05:29:52 PM)    
The media and technology has a role in degrading the institution of Family. The mobile phone is used by today's woman to have hidden relationships more effectively and gives a bad impression that they were looking for such opportunity to unleash their potential. The media also highlight provoking stories like rape of daughters by father and rape incidents and divorces, while good relationships and good families are not appreciated at the same scale. Good incidents all over the world are not highlighted as war, rape and murder. Many advertisements are not watchable with family.

The nutrition of the institution of Family is necessity of humanity. The loss will not only affect men but also women, especially children. The well keep of this institution should be the basis of a cultured society, truthfulness, decency, sacrifice to humanity and history of human progress. The well being and upbringing of children should be the sole responsibility of Family than state, where a culture human being will be created.

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Thangam said: (Sun, Jul 20, 2014 09:55:40 PM)    
Women empowerment has revolutionized the society. They have also started to built new ventures which eventually has helped the society. This has shown a ray of light in mutual understanding. Now in our society we have a lot of women entrepreneurs for which we can be proud of.

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Ankit said: (Wed, Jul 16, 2014 06:44:45 PM)    
What's the right meaning of empowering women? - Competing with men? I don't think so.

"Can't we have educated women in our home? Can't we have educated mothers?".

Its true that there WAS a time when women were disrespected and ill treated. They were deprived of education. They were not treated equal to men. But times have changed drastically and things are different now.

Now, Like the parts of a machine or like the parts of our body, every body has a specific job to do in our society. And somebody rightly said "No work is Small".

So with more and more women neglecting their primary job of being a good homemaker (the essence and base strength of a healthy society) and taking up jobs which a man can do with much less effort than a woman the balance of the society is getting disturbed.

So, In my views, women empowerment has somehow played a vital role in increasing divorce rates in India.

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Rajesh said: (Sat, Jul 12, 2014 07:48:15 AM)    
Good morning friends.

I am here to share my point of views.

Woman empowerment is something which gives woman equal chances to participate or to compete in every field with man. It makes women aware of their rights and freedom. Friends we have been living in a male dominating society where men are superior race.

Earlier women were not allowed to take part in any decision making, they were easy prey of violence and were not allowed to speak even a single word even after violence with them. They were deprived of their basic rights. Even today in many forms or for academic purpose management ask fathers name, why can't they ask for mothers name also?

Now with the empowerment of women they have come to know their rights, their freedom. So they don't want to get discriminated by male. This creates problem because men just can't tolerate to see demeaning their position in the society. They want to rule the society and still think as the superior race in the society. But now woman of our society giving man tough competition.

So even woman start argumenting and the situation becomes heated.

This may one of the cause of increased divorce.

In the end I want to conclude that its the fault of the woman empowerment programmes for increased divorce. Its just for the upliftment of a retarded race of the society.

We man and woman of the society should understand the value of relation. Its just our thoughts that are causing increased divorce.

We need to make it amenable for each other.

Thank you.

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R K Arvind said: (Thu, Jul 10, 2014 10:14:13 PM)    
Cause for increasing divorce in India is misunderstandings between couples, because before marriage they didn't spent much time with each other or may be dowry demand. Women empowerment can't be a cause. Because women empowerment gives authority to women to come forward to participate in every aspect of life and services not less than a man. It tells about their rights, it make women to raise their voice against any exploitation by society, so how it is a cause.

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Gaurav said: (Sat, Jun 21, 2014 04:51:37 PM)    
Hello friends, women empowerment is not the reason for increasing divorce rates in India. Now women are empowered so that they know about the world and don't want to live in relationships which they think has no meaning. It is better to get separated than to live in relationships which causes harm to both people lives.

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Lambodar said: (Tue, Jun 17, 2014 06:13:52 PM)    
This is one of cause but we can't put any bad impression on women empowerment. When a female are less educated and do not know about real world men put pressure on them. Men put force and got there work done by women. But now as women are well educated and able to know the real world they do not want to tolerate such pressure and better choose diverse and stay single.

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H. Thangchinlun said: (Tue, May 27, 2014 12:34:54 AM)    
Woman is base of family. So, empowering woman means empowering a family. But woman should live under the control of her husband, she should submit herself to her husband. When a woman is empowered, she overlooks her husband and not submit towards him leading to misunderstanding and disputes in the family, leading to fighting and even divorce.

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Saurav said: (Thu, May 15, 2014 03:41:23 PM)    
Can a woman beat man in Olympics or sports?

Can a woman beat man in tough Intellectual stuff? There is only one Einstein. Even Science agrees Men have better IQ than women.

Can a woman beat man in Spirituality? Even the great Buddha thought 20 times before allowing women to Monkhood. Why? Because even he knew Women are dumb creatures and giving spirituality to women is like giving banana to a monkey.

It is a fact and science agrees that Men have greater will-power than Women. When a man decides something he invariably does it, A man takes secrets to his grave. Can we say the same thing about Women? Women are fickle minded and change their decisions every minute.

However there are certain things in which Women are better than Men.

Can a Man match Woman in giving Motherhood?

Can a Man match Women in Patience?

So Man and Women have individual strengths. But Women being idiots start matching Men in every damn field.

These so called Women Writers who talk about Women empowerment. Someone should go see their lives. Most of these writers are western women who have been divorced 3-4 times and are living Lonely miserable lives.

Think Women think !.

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Rincee said: (Sun, May 4, 2014 08:57:27 PM)    
Once you understand that a relationship is just for namesake. Leave I t. Why should you sacrifice self respect and blindfold society and live as if it's your fate and go on? So divorce is inevitable to live freely. But post divorce. It's quite difficult if you don't have a job. Especially if it's a woman with children. So if you are an employed you can live with your head held high and raise your children well. So women empowerment is good. So both are needed. And one cannot be solely blamed for another.

Above all a good relation is based on love, respecting each other, caring and trust and of course compromise and sacrifice is also needed.

A good couple should be God fearing too and raise their offspring well together.

At Least when you bid goodbye to world you can be happy that you had a wonderful family and your part was clear.

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Nita said: (Mon, Apr 7, 2014 11:12:07 AM)    

According to me in today women got tremendous opportunities to go high and to reach the sky. This is a golden chances for women to prove herself to her hidden potential.

Today man and women have not only the same rules but also 30 percent place reserve for women so it help women much more to achieve their target.

85 percent women work outside with managing their home after marriage that means they spend more time in official work than her home, and can't give so much time to her family which she must want to give, the result cause dissatisfaction in both husband and wife. Husband also feel bad only at some places equally participate in household responsibilities.

No Women Empowerment - A Cause for Increasing Divorce Rate in India yes she will be wrong at sometime but her husband try to understand and make she known that what was her mistake. Yes if she is wrong at same mistake many times then husband should take any action but remember that No one can clap by only one hand.

But it does not mean that women should not work outside and become only homemaker,

She should work but she have such type of job that she can spend her more time with family too.

Sorry If I hurt anyone, I write here my opinion only which I think. Because in today technical world women do not want to stay only as a housewife she want to do something different, she want to help her family, her husband financially and she do that. Women know their responsibilities very well and they follow them only the need require sometimes is to support her.

Thank you.

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Insignificant Male Me said: (Mon, Apr 7, 2014 06:01:20 AM)    
My birthday is tomorrow and so I am trying to get away from topics like this at least for one night and one day and just breathe, look out the windows at the beautiful western sky and creatures. What this person has written at the outset is absolutely the trends for quite some time and there is no need arguing about this. Females of all stripes know exactly what had been happening whether they try to justify right from wrong present from past.

Fact is, they are out for #1 and as much money as they can get in the process HERE in western decayed culture. Think we aren't paying for this so called liberation? Something created us all and that something will take care of the perpetrators AND they are not just Independent women guys!

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Avs said: (Sat, Apr 5, 2014 03:38:04 PM)    
Women empowerment is not only a cause of divorce, but its a cause of suicide amongst men, senior citizen abuse & lack of proper parenting of children.

A women who is educated working and is & married into a liberal family is already empowered or equal.

All these biased laws in name of empowerment only bring out the evil in them & men suffer in turn. They cheat, abuse father in law mother in law, separate father from child, take away money & ornaments from husbands home but not much can be done.

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Neha said: (Sat, Mar 15, 2014 11:29:15 AM)    
Before discussing this topic let me ask you. What is women empowerment. It is empowering of the women of our nation. So that they could be financially independent. Women empowerment is a step to giving women equal status as men. It is a step to make women stronger. How could this be a cause for divorce.

If you think women empowerment is a cause for divorce. Then it is because women who were suffering from men's torture and harassment, women who have been living like a slave to her husband. Because she had no other choice. Because she don't know what else to do than silent suffering. Now are financially independent. Now are aware of their rights. Now have the courage to raise her voice against the injustices towards her. If that is causing this increase in divorce rates. Is that bad? In my opinion NO! Everyone should be given equal rights. Should be given a chance to choose how their life should be. Rather than suffering like a slave. Being a victim of physical and sexual abuse. Only because she was married to a cruel man. It is far better to dump him. Escape and live independently.

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Dheeraj Kumar said: (Thu, Feb 20, 2014 02:04:01 PM)    
In my point of view women empowerment and increasing cases of divorce are different things. Women empowerment means give them power to make them equal as their male counterpart. It is justice with them to get equal status as man in the society. Why should they bear the odd for that they are not responsible.

However increasing case of divorce is due to mismatch of couple in education, in status, in approach, family values and many more which leads to take this last step.

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Neha said: (Wed, Feb 12, 2014 07:02:25 PM)    
The argument that women empowerment is the reason for the increasing divorce rates is not entirely logically convincing because it ignores certain crucial assumptions.

Firstly, it assumes that the divorce rates were less when women were not a part of the professional/corporate world and dependent totally on their husbands in all respects. Lets discuss here first what does divorce mean? Does it necessarily mean the husband and wife separated under legal conditions? Or does it simply refers to a failed marriage? Domestic violence, ego clashes, sexual harassment-are these not the reasons of failed marriages? If yes, then these were prevalent even before the women were "empowered".

If, today, a woman is strong and independent enough to come out and demand for the separation from her husband just because she does not need her life to be miserable, we blame it on the empowerment. It is true that women have become stronger, educated and less vulnerable but the motive was never to break apart their families.

Some might argue that women empowerment leads to ego clashes between the spouses but it is equally reasonable to argue that men can't bring themselves to believe that today their wives are shoulder to shoulder with them and some in fact are even ahead of them. So, it is not the empowerment which has created the ego clashes, it is the inability of some (not all) men to adapt to the changes which have been brought about due to empowerment.

Secondly, the argument never addresses the fact that women empowerment has decreased the rate of domestic violence which ideally should be the reason for divorce. Therefore, the motives of women empowerment were never wrong but the consequences might differ as per how people expect an educated woman to be.

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Shekhar said: (Tue, Feb 11, 2014 06:10:05 PM)    


We are talking of Divorce. The girl did not have to give dowry and the boy did not get it personally.

So how can this reason be enough for a divorce?

Divorce is possible only if both the partners failed to reconcile their differences, whether petty or big and so both are at fault for failing to reach a reconciliation.

Even if the in-laws interfere, that is not a sufficient ground for Divorce.

I believe that apart from the misinterpretation and misuse of Empowerment regulations, there cannot be any Divorce unless the couples disagree on their partner preferences.

If any of the couple is misusing the Empowerment regulations, it is better to get Divorced than to live in pain in such an uncompromising situation.

If a parent scolds their child it is felt it is for the good of the children.

However if the in-laws even raise their concerns and share their opinion it is deemed interference and a reason enough to get Divorced - WOW, Such TRANSPARENCY AND FAITH in relations?

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Karthihai said: (Sun, Feb 9, 2014 01:42:19 PM)    
Women has been protected by various laws but still she was abused in the hands of man. Though there was various woman empowerment programs it does not reach ever corner of society. Too its a time for woman to understand that we can protect us from abuse and we must not misuse the acts and studies which protect us.

In the past women was not respected by any means even for her emotions. But now women takes part in all every fields and made society to feel her importance.

Every ones effort was needed to decrease divorce rate.

1) Women must stop misusing the advantages given to her.

2) Men must ever appreciate the importance of women and respect her.

3) Only the state can put active measures to decrease divorce by making people to respect our culture and teaching the importance of family and values of relationship.

Any every one can get success in personal and professional life.

Women empowerment has been misunderstood by both men and woman. And greater clarity by state will decrease the divorce rate.

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Roja said: (Tue, Feb 4, 2014 11:00:36 PM)    
Women empowerment today the whole world is very much concern about this. From the news we heard this maximum time that women is defeated due to some reason why let this to be happen, a women should stand a and face the world by her name and fame, and most with her work. And if I talk about divorce and and I have relate this with women empowerment.

Then this will misunderstanding by husband only that wife is working out this may be lead to divorce.

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Yogamaya Mishra said: (Mon, Jan 27, 2014 03:55:04 AM)    
Women empowerment is very very essential for a woman to live her life with self respect, dignity and independence. It makes her know her inner qualities and short falls. If I am not misunderstood woman empowerment here is not merely economic empowerment but transformation of a small childly girl to a complete independent woman empowering her with knowledge, quality of knowing herself, her wishes likes and dislikes, and of course tools to take right decision at time and more appropriately learn herself.

Dependency is a fact for all whether men or woman, married or unmarried or unmarried.

In a family generally male members does outside work and female members the household chores. So all are interdependent. In the same way in an office all staff whether male or female whether senior or junior.

I other sense dependency leads to socialisation. I think if we really learn to be social then divorces will never occur.

Coming to the main point empowerment of women.

In a family a small girl sees the outside world through the eyes of her father and brother, after marriage she depends on her husband and in her old age on her son.

Let us think of a situation when ultimately her father dies, brothers deny to look after her or either she don't get married or divorced or husband dies.

In that case she can become self sufficient to face the outside world with the tool woman empowerment.

Marriages are made in heaven.

No one knows whether a girl will get married or not but all knows she have to live her life till death.

So why not to live in her own terms and conditions.

Woman who do not have any other source of income are also facing divorce and women who though don't have any other source of income but are sufficiently wealthy with paternal wealth may also face divorce.

In my view marriage is a very sweet experience for a couple if everything is managed well or goes well. Since then divorces are occurring and will occur in future also as they have many other reasons which are of less significant here in our discussion.

A woman who have a better source of income than her husband loves to accept a gift from her husband bought from his own income and a man loves to taste a dish prepared by his wife rather how wealthy he is. This is love in marriage. Even many big woman icons would have cooked food for their husband.

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Mona said: (Fri, Jan 17, 2014 11:06:35 PM)    
I don't understand how can divorce be related with women empowerment. We need to understand society has changed. The mentality of both men and women has changed. We don't think the way our mothers or grandmothers used to think. Similarly our children won't be thinking the way we think now. Earlier there were harassment, abuse on women, dowry death.

They are still there. BUT, earlier women could not protest because economically they were dependent-before marriage on father or brother and after marriage on husband. Now there is a change. Women are getting higher education, jobs and earning as well. So its very normal that an educated woman will not tolerate any injustice or violence. Its true that some women do take advantage of law and misuse it.

But that number is nothing compared to the number of women who really suffer in marriage. Because its still the husband who gets drunk and beats his wife not the other way round, or its the wife who gets abused by husband or in laws for dowry not the husband. So divorce has its own reasons, it has nothing to do with women empowerment.

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Nihilist said: (Fri, Jan 3, 2014 02:07:33 PM)    
Empowerment of women, though may not be the root cause behind 'Divorce' it has encouraged women to opt for divorce more easily when compared to olden days. During male chauvinistic period, women kept to their homes and never complained of their plights. With the advent of exclusive laws, NGOs and rights activists, this has changed. Women should be given the space which she deserves. Their issues should be addressed.

But resorting to divorce at the first sight of conflict is not advisable. There may be other means to resolve their conflicts, such as approaching a counselor. Even better they themselves can arrive at a solution. Even still not satisfied, they should try to live together ignoring their differences at least for their kids to grow up.

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Akhil Matam said: (Wed, Jan 1, 2014 03:52:24 PM)    
Accroding to me,

I can't say there is no relationship between women empowerment and divorce. There is a thread relationship between them.

Women empowerment means to unlock the women from kitchen doors. And giving their own rights EQUAL TO MEN.

Divorce relates to not only women but also men. It takes place between two married couples when other destroys another's believes.

So both are different but related.

Of course. Women empowerment is cause for increasing divorce rate in India. But it is a minor cause and we should not see it as a cause because major causes like foreign culture, don't know value of Indian marriage system, lack of patience, sex are ahead. In Front of all these causes this is not a cause at all. We can say effective tool for women.

If women are empowered, they can fight for their basic human rights which many women are not getting presently. They can raise there voice against dowry, house abusement, harassment etc. ,

So women should be empowered.

They should fight in an apt way for their rights.



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Rohit Girdhar said: (Mon, Dec 23, 2013 02:44:47 PM)    
Well, I see here that in most of the discussion we are misreading the term "Women Empowerment". Women empowerment has noting and everything to do with the increased divorce rate. Me as an individual is not against women empowerment and strongly believed that women should be empowered. The idea is what would society give up on while empowering women. Todays trend is such where women in being empowered with draconian laws where she is being educated and taught about their rights. About what they could do with these gender biased laws. Such empowerment will lead to demolishing of Indian society. This is NOT WOMEN EMPOWERMENT.

This is why the divorce rate is increasing. When we talk about women empowerment, we need to make sure that along with their rights they should also be made aware of their duties (responsibilities). When our entire women race would understand and would religiously undertake their responsibilities then it would be real women empowerment. India has most Gender biased laws. These laws empower women to misuse them but no where do they tell these women to undertake their responsibilities. The issue is serious and thus needs a religious thought process to make sure that laws are not being misused by any one rather by any gender.

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Nayan said: (Mon, Dec 23, 2013 11:26:58 AM)    
Women Empowerment is a good thing and had been started to bring the gender equality. Problem arises when the concept of empowerment takes completely wrong direction. Women empowerment means to support and let them be an individual with their own identity. But in most of the scenario this support has been misunderstood as weakness, and that is the moment when couple starts drifting apart.

Every individual wants to live their life in their own way, be it man or woman, and there is nothing wrong in that. At the same time there are some duties, either due to Indian Society norms or moral standards or ethics. Also everyone should understand that thought process of every individual is different. What is right in one's opinion not necessarily is right in another's opinion. Let's take an example from both side. A man when bachelor loves to spend times with his friends or go on long rides. Once get married it is expected from him to stop all that spend time at home with wife on weekends. A woman when bachelorette loves to dress up according to his will, shorts, minis or whatever she wants. Once married she is expected to wear saris or decent cloths.

Now a days, most of us living as a nuclear family and in laws are not a part of that, they are just visiting guests. During their visit, change in lifestyle is expected from both husband and wife. Spending time with friends or partying in the worst case by husband is wrong, he has to stop that and that too without any fuss. Fine till then. But if a husband asks his wife to not to wear inappropriate clothes (e.g. Shorts as housewear) then it's a breach of independence. It's a matter of pride for them, how can anyone judge what I should wear and what not. These are very small things in daily course of life. No one is forcing to do anything against the will of wives (now a days no one can dare to do so). But that is just a expectation that you should respect other choices sometimes, not because you have to, but because that is a culture.

It is a matter of mutual understanding. Till the time if both husband and wife know and understand the meaning of "Women Empowerment", there is no harm in that. But the day wives start misusing their empowerment (husbands even want they can't do so) , the good becomes evil.

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Upender said: (Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:48:39 PM)    
I just want to say if empowerment of one is done by disempowering other its not going to work in long run. Men are feeling helpless and depressed by seeing this non human sides of the laws and society towards them.

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Suresh Ram said: (Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:02:10 PM)    
In India Divorce is not alarming as made out.

1. Lack of basic understanding about Marital relationship- it is not Commercial or Contract.

2. Many spouses tend to think Marital relationship is a contract and expect the other spouse to act according to their perceived role.

3. Expectations from the other spouse is skyrocketing.

4. Greediness drive either of the spouse to boss over the other.

5. Lack of compassion and acceptance of other spouse as they are.

6. Mislead by Media, feminists about roles and duties.

7. Right based instead of Duty based relationship model being propagated.

8. Government intervention by way of criminalizing Marital relationship induces divorce.

9. Insecurity of old age among the parents of spouses leads encouragement of Divorce.

10. ME ME syndrome among spouses.

11 Spouses do not believe being a Home maker ad lazying around is a Luxury.

12. Slaving at office for the benefit of MNC bosses is perceived to be preferable than doing Domestic work, cooking, cleaning at your choice:

Is Slaving better than Luxury!

I can list more reasons for Divorce !

13. Dissatisfaction in insatiable sex life.

If spouses grow up and think that they responsible for any breakup, Divorce will come down.

Family is the safest Place for men, women, Children, Elder and Society !

Living single or serial Multi-Partnership have seen 90 % ending up in loneliness and dissatisfaction.

Choice is Yours.

You could lose the Happiness of being a part of FAMILY !

Besides Material Benefits than single or serial Multi Partnership.

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Ritesh said: (Sun, Dec 22, 2013 03:39:48 PM)    
Well after reading most of the above it seems we still live in mentality wherein men are still believed to be rulers, dowry mongers and rapists. Well there may be cases but then there are also number of cases wherein women misuse laws to settle personal scores. Women empowerment means equality between men and women it never meant women can dominate and if men don't give into their unjust demands ready to be behind bars. So please don't go on putting every blame on men.

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Suman Das said: (Sun, Dec 22, 2013 02:50:54 PM)    
The question is: How is the empowerment done? Empowering Women does not mean dis-empowering men.

We have made laws that support the women and force us to believe, all a woman says is the Gospel Truth.

While for men, they are not even given a chance to stand for themselves. They are not even asked their side of the story. Is this what we call "Women Empowerment"? I STRONGLY OPPOSE SUCH EMPOWERMENT!

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Gursharn said: (Sun, Dec 22, 2013 02:19:29 PM)    
Women Empowerment can't be a reason if is goes in right direction.

But unfortunately in India on the name of women empowerment a lot of criminal activities going on and most of them supported by Indian Judiciary. Just for example today in one of the case one lady's lie was proved and what court asked her to do ? virtually nothing and for equal or very small reason husband and his family sent to jail.

Until the real equality is provided and real criminals (does not matter wife or husband) are punished equally there is no way to stop.

Still one question in mind why I should worry about rising divorce rate when I am saying in current scenario there is no scope for marriage.

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Whzzman said: (Fri, Dec 20, 2013 11:58:13 AM)    
If women keep on focusing on her career who will look after her children, who will guide them to the future. What will happen if her children grow up will they be as successful as their mother ?

A child needs mother assistance and guide, of course it also needs fathers.


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Ragya said: (Wed, Nov 13, 2013 03:00:06 PM)    
The main reason for divorce nowadays is over expectations from girls from in laws and husband. They are expected to be educated and then sacrifice their careers which they have made with equal efforts as men have and confine themselves to home only.

They are expected to lead their life according to the wishes of their mother in laws who expect them to forget what they were before marriage and become housewifes for their beloved sons who even don't know how to behave with the girls parents. Men and their families behave as if they have some favour on the girl by marrying her and this is true for even girls educated more than their husbands. Men need to understand that women are not born to serve them for life, they are human beings too with feelings and ambitions of their own.

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Ishita said: (Thu, Nov 7, 2013 02:36:07 PM)    
Women empowerment has only emboldened women to discontinue a relationship, she can't stand anymore. In earlier times, women when exploited, molested, used and fallen victim to domestic violence due to the misconduct of her husband or matters like dowry, she had no option but to bear all troubles. Empowerment and awareness has brought about an egalitarian situation wherein, the women have found a place for themselves in the society.

The society is multifaceted, but now women have emerged among equal to the men counterpart. Now they are more ambitious. Women's participation can be seen in the political spheres as well.

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Engr.M.Saadullah said: (Sun, Oct 13, 2013 10:59:46 AM)    
All is depend upon, in which environment the women groomed.

Grooming is majorly based on.

1- Mother's Nature (e.g. Mother language purely based on Grooming that can never change).

2- Education majorly Schooling.

2. 1 A women if empowered (on job) that's nature/ grooming is that to overcome the husband.

Then such an empowered (on job) women will use her empowerment negatively.

She will use empowerment against the husband to control husband.

2. 2 A women if empowered (on job) that's nature/ grooming is that not to overcome the husband.

Then such an empowered (on job) women will use her empowerment positively that is to empower the family.

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Abhinav said: (Mon, Sep 30, 2013 09:11:35 PM)    
According to me "Women Empowerment" is not the cause of divorce but it has certainly affected the divorce rate. Today women are financially independent. There are laws for them, they have rights. Today the society has also broaden up regarding divorce. These make women to take this decision easily which was once a difficult decision for them to take.

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Sanam Khan said: (Fri, Sep 20, 2013 02:45:29 PM)    
I think women empowerment just plays a initial role for the breakup only in couples who doesn't have understanding but it doesn't affect those who understand and love each other, even though there are lots of other reasons that leads to divorce, for example; desire to be independent, getting attracted to another person, infidelity, physical incompatibility, less attracted to the person in sexual way, conflict in tastes and desire, continuous nagging, comparing the the man or women constantly, imparting unsolicited advice all the time, addiction to alcohol.

The above reasons are all chief causes for a marriage breakup. Sometimes, one reason alone might be enough for separation, while in several cases, a combination of a few of them lead to divorce. In this list, getting attracted to another person and infidelity might appear similar, but there is one important difference between them. In the former, the man or the woman might become more interested in another person and might think of leading a life of marriage with that person as a better option to the current life. In this case, the decision for separation from the present spouse could be taken before a physical contact with the other person. On the other hand, infidelity is actual extra-marital relationship, which is a sure marriage breaker in several cases.

In certain marriages, when the man and woman become united without a physical relationship before the marriage, the physical incompatibility might become apparent when the marriage is consummated, leading to separation. Similarly, the impotency in man or the inability of the woman to bear a child either immediately after the marriage or after several years could result in a divorce. The reduction in physical desire after a few years had also been a cause for the breakup of the marriage. If the health of the man or the woman deteriorates sharply or if they contract incurable diseases like HIV, the marriage might fail. Even the neglect by a spouse of maintaining the physical fitness and becoming too fat or too weak could break a marriage.

Physical and mental abuse is another major reason for divorces. Sadistic tendencies in either spouse that lead to continuous physical or mental torture usually ends in parting of ways.

Finally, the financial independence achieved by women had brought in a change in their attitude. They feel that their individuality must be respected and should not be interfered with. Their economic dependence on men is much less or non-existent compared to olden days when women stayed at home. Further, the separate careers result in men and women working in different places, thus increasing not only the physical distance but also the mental distance. This invariably leads to separation. All these causes, either singly or in combination, end up in the couple breaking up. However, an understanding approach and a give-and-take policy would avoid divorces, if both men and women take a more tolerant attitude.

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Abhishek Chaudhary said: (Thu, Sep 5, 2013 06:37:07 PM)    

According to me, there is no relation between women's empowerment and divorce cases as,

WOMAN EMPOWERMENT means providing women equal rights in the society as of men, providing woman to move hand to hand with man, it means that the women of the nation be given equal respect and equal rights when it comes to their financial development, Job Security etc.


DIVORCE take place due to the lack of mutual understanding between husband and wife. The man always has domineering nature and the main problem is with egoism, when a woman start earning equal or sometimes more than a husband and start taking some decisions by her own, it hurts man egoism an he feel jealous of it. And at the same time woman think after doing all the household works and contributing financially, why she should be humiliated on the contrary she must get respect for that. But when man unable to feel her feelings it results into the lacking of fruit fullness in their relations and they decide for DIVORCE, bloody divorce".

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Radhika said: (Wed, Sep 4, 2013 04:05:57 PM)    
What if a man listen to his mother and all decisions are made by his mother for a man than which girl will accept a person like that no women want a man to be dependent only on his mother than such man should not love or marry a girl should stay with his mother only man and his family want a girl should work, do house work, take care of his family and children but the man will listen only his mother I think this point should be made clear in women empowerment.

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Ritu Yadav said: (Tue, Sep 3, 2013 04:37:16 PM)    
I am 15 years old and I believe deep in my heart that raising voice against women is just too much over I mean do you really think that women are the cause of every tensions well then you are definitely wrong. Understanding between husband and wife matters and that is the only reason behind these divorce. I couples understand each other then it won't lead to breaking up of relationship.

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Praveen Kumar Prajapati said: (Mon, Aug 26, 2013 06:43:31 PM)    
Women empowerment is not the sufficient cause of divorce in India. But the women empowerment is help to get rights of womens in social life and tell yours problem to outwards in society.

Divorce is becoming from the misunderstanding of relationship each other.

Mutual trust is the base of all relationship. Relationship do break ups from the unfulfilled from partners. When the create not understanding of couples, then the one solution of getting divorce for living legal freedom.

Sometimes the joint family are creates this conditions. But in the modern age couple copy of the hi-tech media ex. TV serial and movie and create the partners deceive one another.

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