In one study 65% of Indian men think women should put up with violence for the sake of the family and that women sometimes deserve to be beaten. Another survey found that 38% of the men admit they have physically abused their partners. It's no wonder that spousal abuse is often tolerated and ignored. The artisans, however, tackled it head-on, with street plays performed right in the neighborhoods. The plays were written to shame the abusers and offer help to the abused.
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