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Female Bouncer Crashing India's Boys Club

Female Bouncer Crashing India's Boys Club

The city of Chandigarh, located in India's Punjab region, has its first female nightclub bouncer, and patrons love her. Twenty-two-year-old Amandeep Kaur, a newscaster by day and bouncer by night, is a rarity in Punjab — a male-dominated society with a disproportionate number of men compared to women. Amandeep didn't take no for an answer, when staff told her only men need apply. Now, to the surprise of her friends and family, she frisks beautiful woman patrons of the local hotspot Score, making everyone feel much safer.

An overall gender disparity crisis faces India today. Aborting female fetuses has become a widespread phenomenon. Recently, India's prime minister called the practice a "national shame." It is illegal in India for doctors to disclose the sex of an unborn baby to the parents; but the law goes generally unenforced.

Will women like Amandeep, determined to break gender stereotypes, help end India's serious, and sometimes fatal, discrimination? Or will traditions, like requiring a daughter's parents to give the son-in-law a large dowry (making a daughter a financial liability), need to change before women receive equal treatment?

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janneth janneth 8 years
well if the bride is property, why isn't the groom paying for her? why is the father paying the groom to take his property? i thought it was because the groom was going to have to feed her and clothe her and pay her bills now for the rest of her life. which is ridiculous nowadays since most women work outside the home, and if they stay home with the kids, that is sure working. how did this tradition hang around while every other tradition is gone or up-dated?
stephley stephley 8 years
I was flip, but not kidding: the tradition of the bride's family paying from the wedding stems from the bride's family paying a dowry. Giving the bride away comes from times when women were seen as property and passed from the father to the husband.
janneth janneth 8 years
But I was asking a serious question. It makes no sense to me.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
lol, my parent's were! :wink: And I set you up big time there for digs! :rotfl:
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
lol, my parent's were! :wink:And I set you up big time there for digs! :rotfl:
stephley stephley 8 years
Probably because they're supposed to be so happy to unload a daughter.
janneth janneth 8 years
And why in the US is it expected that the bride's family foots the bill???
janneth janneth 8 years
Stephley, it's like the kidnapping of the Sabine Women. No more will it be mythology.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Kudo's to her. Leading by example instead of just shouting about it is always the best route.
Geisha-Runner Geisha-Runner 8 years
She is amazing! I hope she rocks that job!
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I think that until the societal structure changes, women will still be considered a burden. I mean, if a daughter means losing money and a man means getting money, the decision for some will be made by their pocketbook out of necessity. Economic improvements would certainly help, but traditions will need to be changed as well.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I think that until the societal structure changes, women will still be considered a burden. I mean, if a daughter means losing money and a man means getting money, the decision for some will be made by their pocketbook out of necessity.Economic improvements would certainly help, but traditions will need to be changed as well.
StefaPie StefaPie 8 years
Actually, the women in these countries, especially China, are finding the large gap between the sexes to be an advantage. The pressure to find a good mate has gone down, because the supply of men is so much higher than the supply of women. The women are able to focus on their own goals and really take their time finding their perfect guy. I guess I just really like how the plan has backfired on all the countries that consider men more valuable, due to their abundance they're mostly expendable now. This is going to be an interesting set of revelations for them.
stephley stephley 8 years
It never ceases to amaze me that one thing cultures have in common is they find females to be expendable. For China, I've read predictions that when the shortage of females becomes a problem, they'll simply invade someplace and take women as slaves... no need to revere them.
stephley stephley 8 years
It never ceases to amaze me that one thing cultures have in common is they find females to be expendable. For China, I've read predictions that when the shortage of females becomes a problem, they'll simply invade someplace and take women as slaves... no need to revere them.
stephley stephley 8 years
It never ceases to amaze me that one thing cultures have in common is they find females to be expendable. For China, I've read predictions that when the shortage of females becomes a problem, they'll simply invade someplace and take women as slaves... no need to revere them.
NYFashionista NYFashionista 8 years
Yay! She's awesome. I was in a cab the other day and my driver was from Punjab- he was telling me about how there are NO WOMEN in his village (aside from their parents' generation). His parents and neighbors have all had sons. I had to stop my self from blurting out "This is what you get for only wanting males and practicing illegal abortions on female fetuses!!!" I seriously wonder what kind of doctor would reveal this information to his patient knowing the repercussions. Pathetic. I wonder if this will in fact serve in favor of the females over the next few generations - will they be fought over and revered isntead of shunned? I hate to say it but as supply goes down demand goes up ;) So long as the women aren't forced to marry more than one man (and unfortunately I have heard a horror story here or there about this), I think I'd be ok with that. Let the women have the power this round.
NYFashionista NYFashionista 8 years
Yay! She's awesome.I was in a cab the other day and my driver was from Punjab- he was telling me about how there are NO WOMEN in his village (aside from their parents' generation). His parents and neighbors have all had sons. I had to stop my self from blurting out "This is what you get for only wanting males and practicing illegal abortions on female fetuses!!!" I seriously wonder what kind of doctor would reveal this information to his patient knowing the repercussions. Pathetic.I wonder if this will in fact serve in favor of the females over the next few generations - will they be fought over and revered isntead of shunned? I hate to say it but as supply goes down demand goes up ;) So long as the women aren't forced to marry more than one man (and unfortunately I have heard a horror story here or there about this), I think I'd be ok with that. Let the women have the power this round.
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