STUDY

Many Still Support Female Beating

A new study shows that a majority of people in Rwanda and India believe that a woman should endure domestic violence to keep her family together. This year’s Because I Am a Girl report revealed that more than 65 percent of respondents in the two countries did not express strong opposition to women being beaten. The report blamed pressure on boys to be “real men,” or aggressive, protective providers, while women are socialized to be submissive. The findings also showed that because of ways boys are socialized to be men in certain African and South American countries, they have the highest death rates.