No eyebrows are raised in the present scenario at the idea of women going out for a job. All over the world, the work of a woman is not simply limited to remunerated employment. As a woman she has to take on the lumber of household responsibilities as well.
In India, social recognition of women is still a big question. There are a few people and organisations which are concerned about the problems of married women who are working in their organisations. Mostly the society never cares to notice the everyday toil of a working woman who does domestic works like - food preparation, maintenance of home, washing, nurturing their kids and taking care of the elderly members of their family and THEN RUNNING TO JOB.
I have seen numerous women who are working in government and private sectors in my state. Most of them are still handovering their salary to their husband or in laws. They are not allowed to be an independent decision maker, though it is her own salary.
I feel that in most of the women cases economic independence is nullified.
I would like to highlight another important point about sexual harassment problems faced by working women. I have heard from media, numerous times regarding this problem. One of my friend, who is a women counsellor told me that she has seen most of the women who have resigned their jobs due to sexual harassment in their working places.
I feel like mostly theses problems arise from the stereotypic attitude of the society. According to the social perspective, bread-winners of the family are usually men and the role of house-keeping and taking care of children is given to women. May be this attitude of the society continues to be a big obstacle in front of the working women.
The society, family and government must respect women and recognise them as major contributors to the development and wealth of the society.