This PSEB 12th Class Sociology Notes Chapter 11 Female Foeticide and Domestic Violence will help you in revision during exams.
PSEB 12th Class Sociology Notes Chapter 11 Female Foeticide and Domestic Violence
- The number of females behind every 1000 males in a particular area is known as the sex ratio.
- A system of society in which males dominate females.
- Killing girls right after their birth is known as female infanticide.
- Termination of a girl’s foetus in the mother’s womb is known as female foeticide.
→ Violence against women is quite common everywhere in the whole of the world and all societies are facing the same problem.
→ In violence against women, we can include rape, sexual violence, abduction, prostitution, dowry-related problems. Female foeticide and domestic violence are a few of them.
→ When a female gets pregnant, a sex determination test is done in the womb of the mother.
→ If the would-be child is boy, it’s fine but if it’s a girl, the foetus gets terminated. It is known as female foeticide.
→ Female foeticide directly affects the sex ratio of a place and it comes down.
→ The sex ratio is quite low in our country. In 2011, it was 1000 : 943.
→ Dowry, the lower status of women, wish to have a boy, modern technology, family planning, patriarchal society, etc. are a few of the reasons because of which people opt for female foeticide.
→ There are some evil consequences of female foeticide etc. such as a bad impact on female health, less sex ratio, atrocities on women, an increase in crimes, women-related evils in society, etc.
→ Domestic violence is also one of the major problems of our society.
→ In this, wrong behaviour is committed with females, males, or children which is socially unacceptable.
→ It not only hurts an individual physically but mentally as well.
→ There could be many reasons for domestic violence such as socio-cultural, economic, legal, social constraints, etc. Wife battering is also a form of domestic violence.
→ Domestic violence can be stopped by making laws, giving social education, and with the help of government and non-government organisations.