Body Evidence: Intimate Violence against South Asian Women by Shamita Das Dasgupta,Sharmila Rudrappa,Bandana

By Shamita Das Dasgupta,Sharmila Rudrappa,Bandana Purkayastha,Anitha Venkataramain-Kothari,Ruksana Ayyub,Bidya Ranjeet,Sandeep Hunjan,Shelagh Towson,Maunica Sthanki,Diya Kallivayalil,V.G. Julie Rajan,Grace Poore,Prajna Choudhury,Sunita Puri,Shashi Jain,Mande

When South Asians immigrated to the U.S. in nice numbers within the Seventies, they have been passionately pushed to accomplish financial balance and socialize the following iteration to hold the traditions of their domestic tradition. in the course of those years, the immigrant group went to nice lengths to undertaking an impeccable public picture through denying the life of social difficulties reminiscent of family violence, sexual attack, baby sexual abuse, psychological sickness, racism, and intergenerational clash. It was once now not till lately that activist teams have labored to convey those matters out into the open.

In physique proof, greater than twenty students and public future health pros discover the original demanding situations confronted via sufferers of violence in intimate areas . . . inside of households, groups and relied on relationships in South Asian American groups. issues comprise cultural obsession with women's chastity and virginity; the ongoing silence surrounding intimate violence between ladies who determine themselves as lesbian, bisexual, or transgender; the effects of refusing marriage proposals or failing to satisfy dowry calls for; and, finally, the ways that the U.S. courts usually confuse and exacerbate the plights of those women.

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