Indian men are regularly blamed for ALL sorts of things, including those that they are NOT remotely responsible for
For example some 50% to 70% of the rape complaint cases are reported as “rape on promise of marriage”. These are relationships that have gone bad. YES ! just relationships that did NOT end the way the woman wanted. Many of these are relationships where the woman wanted a marriage, but the man had a second thought. Since only men can be charged with Rape in India (India’s Rape law is so biased), 1000s of men are jailed for just this … and these fellas are tarnished as rapists, just because a relationship went bad.
Similarly, 10s of 1000s of fake dowry and Domestic violence cases are already documented and even decried by courts.
Now, to add to the “blame the patriarchy” , “blame Male preference” game, parents having MORE girls, is somehow blamed on MALE PREFERENCE !!
YES ! you read that right
Having more girls is due to “MALE PREFERENCE” !!
While I see NO logic in this thinking. I can only conclude that Indian parents have woken up to the fact the GIRLS have FAR MORE legal rights than sons. Parents know that GIRLS will have a much bigger say in deciding the course of their partners, houses, money and a lot of things, so parents want winners as children and are choosing girls
However popular narrative and logic need NOT go together, so …..