Effect of Corona: Reasons for leaving professional life of working women
In the era of Covid-19, the burden of household responsibilities and office work has increased so much on women that 23 per cent of working women globally and 26 per cent of working women in India are thinking of giving up their work.
This was revealed by a recently released international study of 5,000 women from 10 countries by Deloitte.
Working women are expected to give priority to the family and at times this priority costs them by leaving their professional life. Centuries-based conservatism in society says that men should earn money and women take care of the household and take care of the household.
But the question arises that why from developed to developing countries, this thinking persists that domestic responsibilities belong only to women.
In fact, to understand this, we have to understand the ‘Theory of Power’, where financial independence gives a voice that is heard in the family, community and nationwide.
The masculine system wants to maintain this pleasure of power and influence in any situation.
There is no country in the world where children are not taught gender roles through socialization from a young age. It is the process in which people are taught to behave in a particular way to uphold the orthodox order determined by social values, beliefs and attitudes, the result of which is that the gender-based division of labour does not change its nature under any circumstances.
Used to be. In the study ‘Monitoring the Future, based on a national survey published in the General of Sociological Science (which was conducted over a long period from 1976 to 2014), children of class XII were asked every year during the research period when they would be married.
And their child will be in primary, then what form of domestic and external responsibilities do they see, most teenagers answer was that men should work in the office and women take care of children and other household chores at home.
A similar study was conducted on college students between 1983 and 2014. It also revealed that the younger generation is still conservative about the roles of men and women in society.
When this situation is of developed countries, then what will be the scope of thinking in developing countries, it is easily conceivable.
Both the studies illustrate the fact that there is a worldwide trend of denying women their existence, rights and ability to make decisions and all this is done in the name of protecting the culture and values of the families.
So will this situation continue unabated?
If this happens, gender equality will become a daydream, so it must be seriously considered, because if the interests of any individual, class, or community are continuously neglected, it may in the future.
The results will prove to be harmful to society.
Smith and Johnson, authors of Good Guys How Men Can We Better for Women in the Workplace, said that gender equality at work could only begin with equal participation in men’s homes.
The marriage rate is declining rapidly in South Korea, as what matters most to a potential wife there is whether you can take care of the husband and in-laws.
Rigid patriarchal norms have rejected women’s talent, education and self-reliance, leading to D. Not only in Korea, but in China too, girls are rejecting traditional beliefs like marriage and having children.
It is certain that if the patriarchal system does not come out of its ‘mailbox, then D. Other countries will not remain untouched by the wave of social change of Korea and China.