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Essay, Paragraph or Speech on “Working Women and Domestic Life” Complete Essay, Speech for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Working Women and Domestic Life

The concept of liberated woman has come in fashion today. The term chiefly implies ‘a woman who is independent economically. For other things, at least in India, a woman still needs the anchor of a husband and a family. She cannot be liberated in matters of marriage, family, sex or other things. Otherwise she would be called a loose woman or a slut. When we consider the problems of a working woman in our society, her domestic life comes to mind immediately. What is a modern working woman like?

A working woman today belongs to the middle or the lower middle class of society. Working women in the higher echelons of society need not work for a living. If they do work, they do it only to pass their time. Even otherwise, they do not lead much of a domestic life, household chores are relatively unknown to them. A middle or lower middle class working woman is not at all liberated in true terms. In fact, she has to keep struggling to sail in two boats at the same. She has to work in an office or in an organisation full time. Often she is sniggered at, people make passes at her and criticise her work simply because she happens to be a woman. However hard working and conscientious she might be in her work, there are people ready to pounce on her and find faults with her, in order to harass her if she does not submit to their lowed advances. And the poor woman cannot even report against these people for fear of losing her job or her reputation in the eyes of her colleagues, family or the society at large. She indeed has to keep walking on a razor’s edge all the time.

Her domestic life is also not smooth. She does not get any reprieve from household work just because of her regular office job. She has to get up early in the morning to finish her household chores, get the children ready for school, prepare breakfast and Tiffin, lunch for her husband and school-going children, clean the house and perform several other household chores before she is ready to leave for her office. The western concept of a husband helping in domestic work because the wife is a working woman has not taken root in this country yet. When she comes back dog-tired in the evening, the working woman has to look after the need of her children and husband, prepare dinner, look after guests and try to look pleasant all the time. Nobody bothers to find out if she is ailing or is in a foul mood. Everyone wants his or her requirements to be met. Nobody shows any consideration for the poor working woman. That is by and large the plight of an ordinary working woman in our society today. She is sandwiched between the two worlds, both of which expect the best out of her. She is reduced to a virtual robot trying to perform her functions and duties to the best of her abilities. Woe betides her if she falters even once or strays from the set path.

The concept of a working woman leading a blissful domestic life has not yet been accepted by our society. It is time we gave some attention to the poor, harassed working woman who also bears the burden of domesticity. It lies with her husband and her immediate family to help lighten her burden and assist her in leading a normal happy life.


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