This photo was taken by Lighttripper in Jhansi when we had gone there for a wedding in our family.
Coming from Delhi, this was the first time when I saw women being a part of any Band Party and carrying heavy lights on their heads. Traditinally, it has always been a “man’s job” so to say and that is what had struck me.
I don’t know if I should be happy about the fact that women afterall are getting into jobs which were otherwise known to be as man’s forte and thus becoming financially independent.
The question is why are women taking up these petty jobs?
I guess one reason could be inflation.
Single income is not enough to make the ends meet hence women (even if they don’t want) take up whatever comes to their platter and it is all the more safe for a woman to work with other family members or husband in a big city.
It is good to know that with two incomes the standard of life may increase, the children will get education and thus be smarter and aware but does the income of the wife (woman) bring her any independence or not is still to be seen becuase who knows at the end of the day the husband is taking all the money from her for alcohol.
But her job definitely is bringing her more confidence to face the world and an option to walk away from a bad marriage becuase she is not at all dependent on her man any more. However, single women that too from villages or without a man as her guardian has a difficult road ahead to pave because our men have a long way to go interms of mental liberation.