Friday, October 22, 2010

VIDEO: Discarded... a short film about women in India

This is really good. It's about the state of affairs for women in India. It's not just about abortion, but also about the cultural practices that lead to it.

There are some disturbing scenes of women who have been burned by their husbands. Be warned.

It's worth your 12 minutes. You won't be bored.

In India, all women must confront the cultural pressure to bear a son. The consequences of this preference is a disregard for the lives of women and girls. From birth until death they face a constant threat of violence. See the project at