We are a patriarchal society, and women tend to be given lower status by men in many families. This traditional 'right' over women is behind the negative and unhealthy psyche of Indian men and society at large - leading to ill-treatment of women.
THE ISSUE of treating women at par with men is being given much emphasis in the developing Indian society. However, to achieve this evolved social objective seems far beyond our reach.
Though, much attention is given to the needs and security of women, they are subjected to discrimination and fall into the trap of their male counterparts in many ways.No doubt, the subjugations against women are not only committed by the illiterate or the uneducated mass but also by educated men. Here one can’t blame or point out that illiteracy amongst the mass is responsible for the discrimination or harassment against women in the society. It can be said that the psyche of the Indian society is responsible for this. It is a long practice in which women are looked down upon by men in society. However, with modernisation coming into the Indian society, the practice of social evils against women is being eliminated. But the superiority complexe that men have over women still exists in the society. It is a matter of power that the male dominates the female. Even educated males tend to harass women. It can be said that education or being educated has little binding over the matter. It can be said that it is the psychology of the Indian traditions with the notion that women are of inferior sex that have prevailed in the society for a long period of time that is responsible for the alienated treatment against women in the society.