Anisha Dutta
Posted October 14, 2019 from India


                                                                                                                            Anisha Dutta


On socio-economic point of view 35% women are working in suburbs and rural areas of India. But

this rate decreases to 25% in the city. This percentage indicates outer world is using women power

much less. Most women power is either absorbed within family confined in domestic chores or left


               Among job-seeking candidates registering in Employment Exchange, 35% are Women and

65% are Men. But in the long run only 12% women join the job. This fall of percentage owes to

Gender Inequity in socio-economic policy of India.

          Outsmarting women is prominent in every status whether in family or in health issue or in

  education or even in human rights. By birth women are blessed with longevity by Nature, yet in

India average longevity of Men is 65 years and for Women 60 years. 10% Women die as a result of

compulsive abortion mostly illegal. 20% die on childbirth.

    Indian social outlook proclaims enjoyment and entertainment are mostly reserved for Men and

  Women are entitled to serve and sacrifice. On basis of economic freedom very few women in any

 family lead independent peaceful lives. I know lots of working women having no freedom to spend

her own earnings according to her own needs and wishes.

           According to report of International Labour Organization Women exert much more labour

  than Men on daily basis. After finishing daily scheduled working hours, Men get scope to enjoy or

 relax. On contrary Women are bound to perform domestic duties and care of children after job

hours. Very few Indian husbands believe in sharing household chores with wives rather all expect

or demand extra service from their wives for themselves.

           In case of Women candidates higher education and amount of salary is inversely proportional.

On average a Master- Degree holder Male candidate can draw Rs. 5 Lakhs per annum, but a Female

candidate on same qualification hardly earns Rs. 3 Lakhs annually. Two prime causes are responsible.

Firstly, Gender Inequity mostly in Corporate World, Administrative services. Glass Ceiling often

restricts promotion of an overqualified Woman.

 Secondly highly qualified Women are also often compelled to quit partly or to take repeated leaves

 on family demand (owing to trivial issues mostly originating from male chauvinism) causing

 recurring gaps in job- profile. I know a highly qualified woman facing conflict with husband, as her

 husband demands wife to quit her job to entertain his friends (gossiping and chatting) by serving

tea and snacks time to time.

    Average educated Indian Women get job opportunity in jewelry shop, Tailoring, Medical shop,

Factory manufacturing toys, medical equipment, electronic product, leather stuff etc. TV serials,

Advertising agencies are now offering lots of jobs for Women. This is surely a plus point but

simultaneously exploitation of innocent girls is also running parallel.

     In uneducated lower class, women are entitled to daily labor in mines, construction works, or

engaged in farming or cultivating. In all these fields, discrimination in salary is over all accepted.

A male worker gets double or one-half time amount of salary compared to a female labour.

      Whether working or a home maker, 80% women are entitled to do all household chores, male

   members keep themselves aloof. Though the family is mostly run by women, only 25% Indian

 Women are capable to take decision on family matters., even regarding their own health issue.

Most home makers are only confined in household chores just like domestic helps. Buying of

 household gadgets, furniture etc. are monitored by husband, wife hardly puts a voice.

     Only 8% of women can impose their decision in family matter. Even to visit friends or relatives

 Women are dependable on instruction of husbands. Major portion of Indian Women is confined in

closed contour of mundane household activities.

 The budding teenage girls are always neglected either due to unawareness or ignorance of guardian

or under unnecessary limitation of conservative middle class outlook. In modern age only 45% Indian

teenager girls can put their demands, needs or wishes to guardians. Even if a few approaches to put

any demand, those are mostly ignored. But these delicate teenagers should get maximum facility

 to enjoy life. Too many restrictions prevent the girl child to share her feelings, needs and problems

with the guardian. Invariably many fall victims and get exploited owing to innocence, ignorance and

non-exposure to outer world.

       80% of teenager girls get no pocket money and are deprived of any entertainment. Now-a-days

Indian girls are from suburbs, rural areas and cities are excelling in School and High school Board

Exams securing top ranks. But 50% of them get opportunity to continue higher study.

    80% Women are dominated by husbands in every step which is the normal acceptance of Indian

Society.  Even if a single independent woman in the most modern city Mumbai ventures to stay at a

flat alone, she is to produce her character certificate at police station.

                40% of Indian Women are victims of domestic violence.  On preliminary procedure to take

      step against FIR regarding abuses of women or domestic violence, first attempt of Male

     Chauvinism in India initiates to outsmart the complaint of woman through interrogation, medical

   examinations etc.  humiliating the victim and to prove the accused not guilty.

           35% Women face verbal abuse failing to prepare food according to the choice or demand of

    her husband. In rural areas, it is not restricted only in verbal abuse but reaches up to physical


     20% senior women go on missing. 20% young girls are abducted of which 2% can be rescued. On

    Women Trafficking West Bengal is on top position. At present in India, under fifteen years number

    of boys exceed the number of girls almost by two crores owing to killing of female foetus.

         This indicates the stupid outlook of desire of a male child.  In Middle class and High society

   this outlook has started to change. Discrimination in rearing up son and daughter is decreasing. But

in rural areas, girls are not encouraged to continue study after finishing school. 50% girls are getting

married below eighteen. Neither they are getting scope to be independent nor they are physically

or mentally prepared to conceive or bear child.

    Any way advancement and progress of women empowerment is going on. Let’s hope for the best.



















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Anita Shrestha
Oct 15, 2019
Oct 15, 2019

Thank you for sharing, keep it continue

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Oct 15, 2019
Oct 15, 2019

Hello again, Anisha,

I hope there will be a paradigm shift in India where women and men are seen as equals. Same pay, same opportunity, equal chores at home.

Thank you for sharing!

Anisha Dutta
Oct 15, 2019
Oct 15, 2019

I hope so. Thanks n Blessing

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Oct 17, 2019
Oct 17, 2019

You're welcome. Blessings to you, too.:)

Oct 16, 2019
Oct 16, 2019

Dear Anisha,
I also hope for the paradiagm shit as well. The women are hard working but with zero benefit. That so sad. The inequality is vast a gap. Same women are plague with other disadvantages as death through child birth etc.
Thanks for sharing it with us my dearest
I hope in near future things will improve.
Best regards

Jill Langhus
Oct 16, 2019
Oct 16, 2019

Hello Anisha,

Wow! This is a sad, but sobering outlook for girls and women in India:-( What do you think could help change norms for girls and women the quickest? Their female role models being more outspoken and breaking the norms? More awareness on the stats? Community workshops empowering more girls and women? All of the above? A lot of these challenges are global challenges for girls and women, so really it's a global question of how we can accelerate equality, respect and opportunities. Thanks for sharing this informative post and for increasing awareness around these challenges.

Anisha Dutta
Oct 16, 2019
Oct 16, 2019

Dear Jill
We are like-minded. But to implement the norms of gender equity, Men should be trained. Each woman should be independent to earn her own bread. To run the family, couple will share domestic chores including raising up children. What is needed , That's Gender equity. When Gender Equity will be established, women will not suffer.
Thanks n blessing.

Jill Langhus
Oct 18, 2019
Oct 18, 2019

Hello dear,

Yes, I agree on being like-minded:-) Trained?! Ha. Yes, I agree women should be given the choice to earn her own money and gain independence. I also agree on gender equality, and that it would greatly improve women's fulfillment levels.

You're welcome, dear.


Oct 19, 2019
Oct 19, 2019

Dear Anisha,
Thank you so much for the facts and figures, information is so alarming that there needs lots of immediate intervention to stop the exploitation against girls/women. Let's continue to work whatever and however, we can to do for equality, where every girl can have a life with socio-economic security, respect for her dignity and despite being a selection of her sexuality.
Please keep writing and educating with the information.
best regards,

Anisha Dutta
Oct 20, 2019
Oct 20, 2019

Dear Anjana
Thanks to appreciate. But I am only supplying facts and unable to rectify the system. Exploitation of Girls/women are on continual process. How to stop ?
It's a question left to Modern Generation to act, react and interact to find solutions.
Anisha Dutta

Oct 20, 2019
Oct 20, 2019

Dear Anisha,
Thank you for your response. I think collaboration and networking with the like manded organization is another way for raising the collective voices and for research/analysis to get the baselines. From our individual level, we can speak out or let women/girls make speak out with encouragement /motivations. Speaking out is one of a very powerful tool, it helps to stop the perpetrator and also makes the survior's/speakers confidence high. At least we can continue and motivate, whatever we can do from our individual levels.
best regards, anjana

Anisha Dutta
Oct 20, 2019
Oct 20, 2019

Right you are. Individual voices will sum up to have fruitful impact on society in the long run. It may take time but it will happen.

Stella Paul
Oct 20, 2019
Oct 20, 2019

Dear Anisha
I read your post and then some of the comments. In one comment, you said you were only sharing facts and that you didn't know the solution. I think you are being very humble here because just by sharing these facts you have sparked a dialogue and when somewhere a dialogue begins, it lays the foundation of a solution. Also, you said that men need to be taught to act differently. That is a great solution itself and I agree 100%. Everyone says we need a 'change of the mind set' but few actually explain how to do that. So I love that you are throwing some light on the kind of changes we can begin with. Thank you and look forward to reading more! Best wishes, Stella

Anisha Dutta
Oct 20, 2019
Oct 20, 2019

Yes. I want to convey this errand to society ' Boys should be trained proper from very childhood to pay respect to girls, so that they may turn perfect Men to honor his better -half, sister, mother, girl friends or women associates.
Then and then only Human Race will be precisely civilized.
In India, when a woman/girl falls victim of sexual assault, she is advised 'to take karate training for self -defense,' 'not to be out alone in lonely place or be late at night' , ' to avoid free mixing of boys and girls' etc.. All are stupid nonsense. No body tells that Boys should not be wicked.
That's the main reason of increasing rate of crime of violence against women.
Blessing. Be bold and brave and train Boys.

Jacqueline Namutaawe
Oct 28, 2019
Oct 28, 2019

Hello Anisha thank you for sharing the statistics about the status of Indian women in society. The struggle continues as we continue to fight and liberate the woman from all forms of society iniquities.