The perfect woman, you see is a working woman; not an idler; not a fine lady; but one who uses her hands and her head and her heart for the good of others
– Thomas Hardy
Without a fuss or show-off she is up before the early morning walkers are out on the road. She can beat an acclaimed chef at cooking cuisines from Chinese to Italian to Traditional Indian. She manages to attend the business meeting with a business suit and a family wedding with gajra on her hair. She doubles up as a tutor for her kids and a caretaker for the elders in the family. Here is India’s superwoman who makes our home and life liveable,valuable and yet did not let her career go.
Priorities your health now
The problem they face are multiple
No leisure time
They are juggling between tasks and responsibilities to manage office work, child care, and domestic responsibilities.
The guilt of not being able to spend time for their family, impacts their mental health and makes them less effective.
Lack of rest and proper self-care accumulated over the years make women highly vulnerable to be physically as well as emotionally exhausted.
No work life balance
Women are expected to manage home and office with equal priority. Balance becomes more challenging as a concept for women in comparison with men.
Discrimination and stereotyping
A woman’s role is often defined in terms of showing submissiveness towards her husband and the male authority in the family and office.