47% of girls are married before they are 18, although partly normal due to culture, some against their will.
Young girls have been forced to marry their rapists in rural areas.
Keep in mind, the overnight local buses and sleeper class trains are like being in a fishbowl. This is not only happening to Western tourists; they do this to Indian women too.
Because of the differences in equality here, expect some men to cut you in line, demean you, yell at you, or even expect you to get up and give them your seat (shocking, I know! Catch me in a bad mood and they might get a “f*ck you,” which is truly just a waste of time.
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