In some societies, sociocultural factors cause a segregation of the sexes and set the stage
for competitive struggle for power and dominance between them, even through acts of
violence such as rape.
Indian families are patriarchal and have a strict-segregation of gender roles. Men
use violence in order to control females, who are seen as lower and unequal.
In some cultures, there is an attitude that females are exclusive property of males, thereby
objectifying women and justifying rape.