Gender: Difference Between Sex and Gender, Patriarchal Ideology and the Status of Women in Independent India

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  • Difference between sex and gender, gender bias and its consequences for both men and women – at the workplace, property rights and family status.
  • Gender issues: female infanticide, foeticide, dowry, sati, child marriage, domestic violence, rape, widowhood, sexual harassment; women as perpetrators of violence.
  • The following bills and latest amendments to be briefly discussed: The Anti-Dowry Act; the Anti-Rape Bill, the Inheritance Bill, Domestic Violence Act.
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