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When India’s High Court Rules that Premarital #Sex for #Women is Immoral

January 4, 2014

virginitytestA 2013 survey by the India Today group and MDRA on the sexual habits and attitudes of men and women in India makes a surprising revelation.  It shows that despite the increasing prevalence of premarital sex among men and women, 77% of men say that they will not marry a woman who is not a virgin! In mass weddings organized by the state governments for poor families, the brides are forced to undergo virginity tests to qualify! In Jan 2014, the High Court in Delhi in a judgment ruled that when an adult woman has premarital sex, “she does so at her own peril…[and]She must understand that she is engaging in an act which not only is immoral but also against the tenets of every religion.”

In an article titled “Bride and Prejudice”  in the India Today magazine,  Rita Banerji examines the reasons why Indian men remain so fundamentally conservative, even among the educated sections.  She also argues why this fixation on women’s “virginities”  in its basic perception of women’s sexuality also is the cause of other forms of sexual constrictions and violence inflicted on women in India.
Read the article here :


Rita Banerji is an author and gender activist, and the founder ofThe 50 Million Missing Campaign to end India’s female genocide.  Her book ‘Sex and Power: Defining History Shaping Societies, is a historical and social look at how the relationship between gender and power in India has led to the ongoing female gendercide.  Her website She blogs at Revolutions in my Space and tweets at@Rita_Banerji

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Roopchand permalink
    January 6, 2014 8:04 pm

    This tells me that country, India my ancestral homeland, needs The Christian Faith more than ever if they continue down that road, their Gods are false Gods and the Living God, the God of Moses and Abraham, David and the God of today is the only God. The truth must be told to these men. Why are women choosing to have premaritial sex anyways?

  2. January 7, 2014 1:21 am

    Hi..thanks for bringing this up here. Was very shocked when I read this info in the paper. One aspect is the virginity or whatever, the other is that the man who also knows the consequence of having intercourse, is left scot free. SO a man can have pre-marital sex and not claim any responsibility is it? Or is it that he deposited the sperm into a woman’s vagina by mistake and a woman by nature becomes pregnant has to bear the brunt is it……what a sickening attitude?!
    I feel that in our society the parents over-pamper the boys as they want them to take care of them in their old age, that they just permit them to do whatever they want to, unquestioningly. They do not nip it in the bud by having the same set of rules for both the genders….this is the reason they are left free in this society. Just as charity begins at home, so does reforms….parents of sons should instill values equally to the son and daughter, so that BOTH of them have the responsibility when they exercise their freedom.

  3. RAHUL91 permalink
    January 7, 2014 12:59 pm

    wow , females here care about themselves this law states that that “Premarital Sex for Women is Immoral” thats y u post here this thing but i know u will never post things which are against men in society , u call man coward & disrespect him if he is found that he had sexual affair before marriage & now say women must not disrespected if she is not virgin !!

  4. January 8, 2014 3:23 am

    Thats how I was brought up to stay pure, unless someone rapes or abuses the women what happens in India if a woman or girl is raped does the women get blamed for what men do,thats so wrong not everyone Is a whore.

  5. Mimi Metcalfe permalink
    November 17, 2014 8:17 pm

    So WOMEN “Must Be PURE” ??

    What about MEN??


    In the 3rd World ALL women are Seen as :

    2. SEX TOYS


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