You just cannot bottle up this Genie, without Opportunities, any more.

A few weeks back, there was much noise triggered by a Tamil Tabloid article, Kumudam Reporter, pointing fingers at women in public places, clad in leggings, which were held to be immoral, and posing a distraction to innocent male bystanders.

Each time a woman executive, unfortunate enough to be in the news for being a victim of sexual molestation or worse by a driver of a public vehicle, the usual suspects start with their ‘I told you so That “woman, should not dare to be working late hours or moving around alone.” [Tweet This]

“The common point in all these is the fall guy- or rather girl. If you have a problem, it is obviously your fault“.Tweet: The common point in all these is the Fall Guy- or rather Girl. If you have a problem, it is obviously your fault. Let’s see some statistical highlights

 

India 2011

Women

Men

Literacy   of total

55% (Urban 80%)

77%

Education

  1. Engineering/Tech

29%

71%

  1. Computer Science

37%

63%

  1. Management

32%

68%

 

Higher Education

41.6%

58.4%

 

Workforce in Business

Total

22.6%

77.4%

 

Entry Level

28.7%

71.3%

Mid Level

14.9%

85.1%

Top Level

9.3%

90.7%

 

The Picture is encouraging or dismal, depending on the point of view.

For men in India, women getting educated, competing in the workplace, mean that they have to work harder to retain jobs and get more.

For women, the grim reality of lower pay for same work, time off for family and raising children means breaks and compromises in the rat race.

Yes, numbers are lesser than for men; Yes, India rates near the bottom for women dropping out of career path. But considering they started from a zero base, not very far back, Women have reason to rejoice.

You just cannot bottle up this Genie, without opportunities, any more. women getting educated, Women entering the workforce, is a subject that has not gotten its full due, when crediting India’s rising economy.
We will dig further and share as we go.

 

Source:

http://www.catalyst.org/knowledge/women-labour-force-india

 

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