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Society needs attitudinal overhauling towards females

Post MBA exam results, Group Discussion will be crucial for MBA admission so it is advised to read and practice with variety of topics. In following GD topic you will be getting some points with divergent views which you can pick up and develop.  Today, you will read GD topic:   

“Society needs attitudinal overhauling towards females” 
Is it true that our society needs attitudinal overhauling towards females or are we giving them the respect they truly deserve? In India, we witness a number of contradictions. On one hand, we worship female goddesses like Sita, Parvathi, Saraswati and Radha. And on the other hand, atrocities are carried out on women. It is not just men who inflict pain and suffering on women, fellow women are also responsible for treating other women badly. 
Statistics show that close to 70 percent of the women in India are victims of domestic violence. In every three minutes, crime against a woman is committed; in every 29 minutes, a woman is raped; and in every 77 minutes, a dowry death occurs. Why is it that in the same country where women are put at high pedestal and worshipped, we witness such despicable behavior too?
In the past, women were considered inferior to men because of their limitations. Women were restricted to household chores and taking care of their family whereas men had power in the public sphere. What Indians fail to realize is that changes have taken place in modern India. Women too are as capable as men. A woman can do everything that a man can. 
Today, we see successful women in the business world, which was not evident close to two decades ago. Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, Barkha Dutt, a leading journalist, and Chanda Kochhar, MD of ICICI Bank, are some of the popular female figures in India who have risen in the corporate world. In the political arena, we have Pratibha Patil, former President of India, Kiran Bedi, former IPS officer, and Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi. So, the Indian society needs immediate attitudinal overhauling. Women are no longer the vulnerable gender that is suppressed and at the mercy of men.
Women rights have come a long way in India. Today, oppression and crime against women is not tolerated. Women too have right platforms to voice out their problems without fear. India has to learn from other countries, which have surpassed India by leaps and bounds. Women and men are equals today and India needs to respect that. 
The society will not magically become more respectful towards women. Women have to earn that respect by fighting for their rights and becoming successful. Just like how the aforementioned female business and political leaders gained the respect of the world, the female population of India needs to do the same. Only when women prove their worth will the society change its attitude towards women.

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