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Women are seen breaking the glass ceiling across all walks of life but still, they need feminists or activists to raise awareness on gender balance.
#Balanceforbetter at workplace.
Women’s day is celebrated in most of the organization’s, across the world with much aplomb, to make every woman employee feel special. I recently stumbled on an online campaign where the theme for International women’s day 2019 #Balanceforbetter focusses on promoting gender balance in different spheres – economic, cultural and even political.
Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained,
“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.”
I am neither a feminist nor an activist. Based in the vocal, dharna loving region of WB. I have experienced serious differentiation in my previous MNC in terms of gender bias! After coming back from maternity leave, I was given a PIP (Performance Improvement Program), in spite of being the topmost revenue achiever. In an offline conversation, my HR told me that since I was away for 6 months, I need to prove my mettle again to the organization.
7 months down in the same organization, my boss was diagnosed with a severe illness and was on treatment for 6 months. However, when he came back, everyone was super supportive and helped him in every manner to get back to work. They also ensured that he was comfortable in the office. Being ill cant be compared to being pregnant of course but the difference and gender bias was apparent.
At my workplace and even outside it, I have faced these biases,
Women are seen breaking the glass ceiling across all walks of life but still, they need feminists or activists to raise awareness on gender balance. They need diversity drives in organizations to hire women in senior roles.
These issues are here to stay as they are so deep rooted in our culture. What we need is more and more HR professionals to take the lead and be the change agents. We need women to come together and help each other and not be judgmental about the choices that we make. We need to come together as one force to create this balance and get rid of Gender bias forever.
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Trigger Warning: This speaks of physical and emotional violence by teachers, caste based abuse, and contains some graphic details, and may be triggering for survivors.
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Math had always been a nightmare. In retrospect, I wonder why I was always so terrified of math. I’ve concluded it is because I am a head in the cloud person and the rigor of the step by step process in math made me lose track of what needed to be done before I was halfway through. In today’s world, I would have most probably been diagnosed as attention deficit. Back then we had no such definitions, no such categorisations. Back then we were just bright sparks or dim.
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For me, it’s not about Deepika’s bikini colour or was-it-needed skin show. It’s about meaningful content that I find is missing big time. Not just this movie, but a spate of cringe-worthy narratives passed off as ‘movies’ in the recent past. I feel insulted, and not because I am a devoutly religious person or a hardcore feminist, but because I feel the content insults my intelligence.
But before everything else, I am a 90s kid who in the case of movies (and maybe more) is stuck in time as it wrapped around me then and the gamut has too hard an exterior for me to crack it open!
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