[–] Luckystar 11 points (+11|-0)

Gosh this is just sad. I wish they could break free of that cultural norm rather than just given prettier cages of patriarchy

[–] mountainwitch 2 points (+2|-0)

It's deeply entrenched within the religion and culture, especially in villages. Women play an active role in policing other women in order to enforce the patriarchy... because in most cases the only "power" a woman will hold in her life is over younger women.

This generation is a lot more free and open minded, but Indian women have a difficult path to carve for themselves.