Working Women in India
The naked truth is that employed women have to deal with problems just by the chastity of their being ‘the she of the house.’ Working women are not paid equivalent to men having the same responsibilities. Social angle to the personification of women drags much behind the law. This approach which takes into account that women are capable of certain jobs and not the rest paints minds of the recruiters. Therefore, they are easily employed as teachers, doctors, nurses, caring and sustenance sectors of the society, usually engaged in domesticated or meek areas. It is quite noticeable that even if proficient women whether managers, engineers or geologists are accessible, yet preference would be given to males, for similar qualification. Such gender-specific biasness creates a barrier at the hiring stage itself. When it comes to reimbursement, the constitution affirms equality but it is not very often put into practice.
The ingrained opinion that women are apt of lesser work than men or are less competent to men, administers this unfair treatment of unequal earnings and wages for the same job. The timeworn belief of male chauvinism over women generates several obstacles for them at work. Women pacing up on the corporate track explore that they must outdo their performance compared to the male companions in order to attain heights. Once they succeed in achieving their goals, rest of the colleagues expect preeminent skills from a lady boss in contrast to that from a male boss. Accustomed to communal and intellectual ethics, even women co-workers don’t make any contributing efforts to their own womanhood. Such working conditions pressurizes woman to much greater extent than what a working man experiences and hampers progress in their careers. Undoubtedly, many of them accept less challenging professions for which they may even be over-qualified. A women’s work is not simply circumscribed to a compensated occupation.
On top of it she has to manage household chores as well. Apart from bearing this, she does not own the money she makes. Mostly, it is handed over to in-laws or to the husband. The primary aim of pursuing job, to obtain independence remains undone in most of the cases!
Sexual harassment is a major issue at workplaces but these problems are never kept on the priority list of the firms they work under. Senior men officials only end up in making her professional life miserable day by day. Women are rarely praised or promoted for the efforts they put in for the company. Complications tend to stress her out, leading her to quit the job. Male colleagues take advantage of such situations to elevate to a higher position in the organization, which originally belonged to the female employee.
Conventionally, men are taken as the breadwinners of the family while women as the inferiors, who need to take care of the house, nurture children and serve the in-laws. Thus, the stereotype continues to add on hurdles before the laboring women. A crucial modification is required in the behaviors of the recruiters, administration, members of the family, relatives and also the masses. It’s high time!