Sorry but this one going to be a bitter pill for South Asians. So, take it with a grain of salt.Growing up in Pakistan, I have always felt irritated about the "so called grace rules developed in the whole of South Asia" If you're a man, you may find this read useless because these rules don't affect you. I don't need to say anything about these rules, just have a look and decide yourself :
Women have no right to speak against Men.
Husbands are always superior to Wives.
Women have to feel sorry even if they don't a thing.
If some sexual harassment/violence happens, it's because the women wants it.
Women can't do jobs because they were made to stay in homes.
Girls can't get education because they are responsible for homes.
Being a women, you shouldn't ask for divorce.
If I go on the list is long...... So, lets stop here and discuss the issue.
A major part of this issue is the Religion. Most of the South Asian population have developed the thinking that God/Allah/Bhagwaan made Men superior. Firstly, there's no religion in this world who gives such a lame statement. Even if there is, it can never be a true religion. Now, I am going to state the exact verses from your holy books/religious teachings for you below.
Teachings of Hinduism here.
Muslims teachings here.
Buddhism teachings here.
If you agree with the RESPECT these religions give to women, please share the message with others to save our future generations from this curse ! I don't mean to be rude but we all need to remove all these misconceptions to make world a better place to live, a place where everyone is treated with respect, respect, and equal respect.