PROBLEMS OF WORKING WOMEN

Tiffany Brar
Posted August 27, 2019 from India

 

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.

 

 

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Hello, Tiffany,

I agree that there are challenges working women face. Economist Diane Elson created a three-part framework to shrink the gap between the time men spend on unpaid work and the time women spend on it. She called it the 3 Rs: recognize, reduce, redistribute.
Melinda Gates wrote more about this on her article: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/massive-hidden-cost-womens-unpaid-work-me...

Thanks for bringing up this topic!

Tiffany Brar
Sep 22
Sep 22

Thanks for sending the link Karen.

You're welcome, dear. :)

Olutosin
Aug 27
Aug 27

Sad that women can hand over their hard eatned salaries to husband or in laws....
Sometimes, I feel too depressed about our situations.
Love you Tiffy.
Please keep on writing.

Tiffany Brar
Sep 22
Sep 22

Dear olutosin
The one and only question runs in my mind is when this situation is going to change?

Jill Langhus
Aug 28
Aug 28

Hello Dear Tiffany,

How are you doing, dear? This is sad, on so many levels. Do you think women are pressured to give their salaries over to their husbands or in-laws, or they don't question it? The harassment is another issue altogether, and the fact that women still continue to not question believing they have to do everything and not ask for help either.

I hope you're doing well, and having a great week:-)

XX

Tiffany Brar
Sep 22
Sep 22

Dear jil,
Yes i agree very stronglyvthat women are highly pressurised to give their salary to their husbands family in our tradition.it will take years to change this pattern.

Jill Langhus
Sep 23
Sep 23

Hello Dear:-)

Oh:-( How disempowering, to say the least. Yes, unfortunately, I agree. I hope women rise up and teach their daughters that this is unacceptable and harmful, too.

ANJ ANA
Aug 29
Aug 29

dear Tiffany

thankyou for sharing your thoughts, yes still women are not considered as an economic actor yet.
and its pity that working women is taking double or tripple burden.
regards,anjana

Tiffany Brar
Sep 22
Sep 22

Hi anj
Working women are taking more burden in their day to day life and its like they work like a machine.certain people recognise the hard work and respect women where the others doesnt do so.
Thanks for the comments.

Lisbeth
Aug 30
Aug 30

I can't agree less. Currently we have a similar brohaha here in Ghana. This woman takes care of the husband and the kids and now the in-laws wants the family house in the name of their son, which he has not earned it. It's very sad, just in the name of culture.

Tiffany Brar
Sep 22
Sep 22

Hey lisbeth
Yes,Cultural background is a very big hindrance for women to move forward.i do agree.
Thanks for you comments

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 31
Aug 31

Dear Tiffany,
Such an important part of what needs to change. Who decided that men deserve money and women unpaid or lesser paid? Who decides that sexual assaults at work mean that the woman leaves for her own safety rather than that the man is charged, and must leave for breaking human rights laws? Who decides that man get paid more than women? Change to all of this is what we are working for. Your examples are important. That we have been working on this for a long time with minor change tells me that the "powers that be" do not want life to be fair for women. Together we are getting stronger and will not stop without these basic human rights for all.

Tiffany Brar
Sep 22
Sep 22

Dear tam
Thanks for your wonderful comments and suggestions.
"yes,together we are great stronger".
Have a great week ahead
Thanks once again

Tarke Edith
Sep 01
Sep 01

Hi dear
Thanks for sharing you know sis women where naturally made with special extria power to do many things in a day.

Tiffany Brar
Sep 22
Sep 22

Yes.you are right.
Wome are made with extra super natural power.
Have a great day tarke