“Dharma is the foundation of marriage” Sanjay Rath (Feb 2000)
Lecture delivered at the Brahman Sabha, Haryana, 2001.
Bhagavan Sri Krishna teaches that the first signs of the fall in Dharma is the corruption of women: Extract from: Bhagavat Gita-As it is by Srila Prabhupada
अधर्माभिभवात्कृष्ण प्रदुष्यन्ति कुलस्त्रियः।
स्त्रीषु दुष्टासु वार्ष्णेय जायते वर्णसङ्करः॥
adharmābhibhavātkṛṣṇa praduṣyanti kulastriyaḥ |
strīṣu duṣṭāsu vārṣṇeya jāyate varṇasaṅkaraḥ || Bhagavat Gita||
Translation: When irreligion is prominent in the family, O Krisna, the women of the family become polluted, and from the degradation of womanhood, O descendant of Vrisni, comes unwanted progeny.