suppressing women

12 Aug
Ayushi Jolly

Hello everyone!

We all have been engaged in talks of how disturbed an Indian women is or how much she has to go through.I am not discussing any of it.I want to know the stress or mental disturbance that the woman has to undergo due to such cultural taboo. A woman,the moment she is born,is taught to adjust or suppress.She is asked to be obedient if she wants to live in peace.Little do we realize what it takes to become to suppressed.It can lead to so many mental problems. talking of the problems faced by women in Indian society,what impact does it leaves on their psychological health?

Responses 5

  • Nimisha singh
    Nimisha singh   Aug 15, 2017 08:12 PM

    Hey Ayushi.

    I completey agree with you and i really appreciatte you for highlighting this issue. Women in Indian society are supressed from past many years, though mordernisation has uplifted and has given oppurtunities to some section  but not all.  women living in rural areas and other urban areas are supressed to follow their dreams and desires, they are maid to realise that no matter how much they study their ultomate aim is to do the household works and manage children.

    Also if you look at the mordern era, women are not able to talk abot menstruation openly as if it is a disease. we are not allowed to enter temples or pray. It feels like a curse. These stigmas that privel in society creats psychological impacts. Some are are so suppressed and restricted that they are not allowed to hang out with their friends. All these things forces a girl to realise that she is a burden and that she is dependent on others.

    We need to change our thinking pattern. we should tell everyone to change their thought about women and eventually our society will change.


  • Shreya Narayanan
    Shreya Narayanan   Aug 15, 2017 12:42 PM

    Hey there,

    Now, every woman has at some point of them experienced it, "ladki hai na,kitni shaant hai Dekho,ladkiyan aisi hi hai." And if a girl is bubbly and loud, they'll immediately suppress her by saying,"chup kar,kitni zor se baat karti hai,log kya kahenge." 

    Now these acts as a seed which is buried deep in the hearts and minds of young girls that girls are supposed to be this way,they're not supposed to be loud and always be obedient,never back answer and suppress their feelings and emotions. 

    Now,she goes to school,even there during the parents teacher meet, the review is "achhi bacchi hai,zyada baat nahi karti",now for a female student, this already ingrained mindset of being quiet and obedient enhances and the seed turns into a sapling in no time,why? Because the two most trusted people are complimenting this quality.

    Then she goes to college,over there,she is judged over innumerable times by so many people,and here too,her friends complimenting her way of being silent and the 'susheel' tag runs along,nurturing it to a young tree.

    And following next, marriage,if it is an arranged one,you possibly might've heard of experienced it so many times,on TV series and movies, where the to-be mother-in-law admires this susheel quality of the woman,being silent and obedient, because that's how they want her to be. So in this whole process of learning and growing,this growth of expressing emotions and feelings goes to hell and the tree flourishes to be the tallest and the greenest tree. But what's the use,when in the end, it's only going to harm her and others living around her. 

    That is why,my only advise is,ignore what society thinks and express freely.

  • Shubhanshi Singh
    Shubhanshi Singh   Aug 14, 2017 08:22 AM


    When you have been asked to constantly suppress whatever you are feeling, you become numb. You stop feeling anything. 

    When women are asked to adjust without complaining about anything, they fall under the concept of 'learned helplessness' where they have just accepted their faith and have given up on having a better life. 

    They believe no matter what they do, they can't change the society and they can't change people. 

    They started accepting this inhumane form of life which is basically lifeless. 

    This not only has a negative impact on the quality of life but also as an individual the person starts to feel belittled, this has a degrading effect on their self esteem and faith over humanity. When a person is not confident about herself how can she do anything to progress? 

    Society has become demotivating and cruel to women in every realm of life. 

    There is no positive side to this answer. Women have been suffering, they are suffering. No matter how many laws are passed or how many reservations are there, women still don't have equal respect as that of men. 

  • Priya Parwani
    Priya Parwani   Aug 13, 2017 08:57 AM


    Hope you are having a good day. It's completely true that women not only of this nation but all over the world are suppressed in one way or the other and this problem is prevalent in our global society since a very long time. The pressure of being soft, polite, beautiful,obedient affects the psychology of a woman a lot. Women already face so many biological changes during her life and now she has to face the notions of society which are harsh, tough and bias. The stereotypes of society towards a girl/woman are wrong and needs to be changed. People should understand that women are not meant for household chores only or not meant for rearing child only, they are equal as men and should provide equal oppurtunities as men are provided with. The pressure of society affects women a lot especially their psychological health. According to studies women are more prone to depression in comparison to men, which is very disturbing. Women have the tendency to have stress more than men. These things are the warning signs and should be taken into consideration that women are equal as men and should be provided with equal rights. Moreover society should not have expectations from women and let them grow the way they want.

  • Rasi M Sethia
    Rasi M Sethia   Aug 13, 2017 12:31 AM


    Indian society has always baan a male dominant society and in the past women were always supressed and were not allowed to live freely according to her choice. Times have changed and women's situation too but still there are certain families where women are suppressed. Being suppressed from generations women have got mentally affected. Most of us are not even aware of the psychological problems which this has lead to women. Some of the problems which has occured are anxiety, depression, aggression, agitation, socially harsh to the opposite sex, and many more. Since women has always been suppressed, moral anxiety has become one of the common issues among them. Since they were not allowed to do anything accordimg their choice, till now they are not confident and sure enough of their decisions and choices. Some women tend to be sarcastic to men most of the time. They always try to shun them through banter and puns. The have become socially harsh to them. This is a counter reaction to the treatment done by the male gender together to them. Not being polite to them, not listening to them even if they are right, always proving their individuality, always trying to be superior, etc are all reactions to the long suppression. 


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