Sunday, 19th November, 2017

Gender gap frets Indian & Chinese males

02, Jun 2017 By shakeel ahmad

KANPUR: What is more disturbing in both India and China is its gender gap. Despite their enormous population, the men of these countries are not getting their hands on the ideal bride for themselves. The male-female ratio is still uneven leading to a strange situation. In view of the heavy population, they must not face difficulty in the bride’s selection for themselves. Although the United Nations Organisation has set the standard male-female ratio is between 103 and 107 males for every one hundred females yet the number of Indian or Chinese males are higher in comparison to women.

If Chinese men and women look morose for their big gap in the gender ratio, the Indian men and women are also giving the similar impression. This is definitely not an idyllic situation for both the most populated countries’ males. Mature males are not finding their prospective matches effortlessly owing to unambiguous small numbers of the females in their respective societies. Well-educated Chinese women are also choosing to remain single on their personal whims. By now the widening sex ratio prompts the rural Chinese men to marry women from neighbouring East Asian countries like Vietnam. In addition to this, poorly educated lower-class Chinese men also perhaps tend to be single.

It is being believed three years hence there will be a big multitude of unmarried frustrated Chinese men even more than Chengiz Khan’s army. As regards Indian situation, its men are also nearly facing the similar situation. The ratio is uneven in our country too. Arranged marriage is the normal norm in our traditional country. It can be said that about seventy the seventy-three marriages are arranged by either the parents or the relatives. It is only 4.99% women in the country who had exclusive control over selecting their husbands. Our society is more compact and considerate at least in the matter of wedding. It is due to this reason if a man chooses a bride from outside the community or country; his harsh interrogation begins with various questions.

When the men are blamed for their rational approach, how are the Indian women ride roughshod over in choosing their life-partners? The gender gap is increasing with rapid pace. How will we deal with this elusive position? China, which is fulfilling daily needs of every country by selling its amazing items, also falls on this trap owing to its wider sex-ratio gap. A very unusual tendency of disaffection from marriage is supposed to be disturbing the Chinese people. This persisting abnormality has compelled them to look for beautiful brides in the foreign lands. Soaring population of single males causes social problems such as sexual violence, women and child trafficking and the pension burdens in the future growing after these single males getting older. When we shut out anything, we are shut out of that thing. But closing up a tradition is not an easier task. What is wrong if arranged marriage is expanding in our country? This lucid concept is logical and dependable indeed.