#CelebrateingtheRainbow at the workplace – share your stories of Pride!
Have you faced a situation where the best piece of cake, the best clothing, and the best toy are saved for the boy in the family while the girl is asked to accommodate whatever is handed to her?
Girls are raised differently than boys right from birth, hence the fact that boys are superior is embedded right in the childhood. At least this seems true for certain parts of India.
It’s not only the white collar jobs where women suffer, it’s all kinds of jobs where women are always treated unfairly.
Female workers at farms, kilns, construction sites and many more such gruelling places, work hard and endure physical labour, even when they’re full-term pregnant, without complaining, yet men are paid more than women in any and every situation. Where’s the justice?
Our neighbours sent their girls to a Hindi medium school, while the boys went to an English medium school, yet the girls turned out to be more successful, personally and professionally. Then, why the difference?
Innumerable Chotus are employed at dhabas and roadside tea stalls, at garages and hotels, as well as, so many Chutkis are employed at homes as full-time helps, they’re almost the same age as our teenagers. Don’t they deserve to live their childhood, be educated and live a life of dignity?
Aren’t they equals, yet treated differently?
A man can have multiple wives legally, but if a woman has more than one partner, she’s qualified as a slut!
Blacks, Asians, Indians, and people of many other ethnicities are doing extremely well at top levels in various industries, while Whites are treated exceptionally well! Whites have the privilege of getting much more for doing much less, whereas a black or an Asian or a Hispanic has to go to all lengths to prove their worth, yet one cannot guarantee whether they will get to bask in the glory of their achievements.
I would like to share my personal experience with job openings that I’ve been applying for the last few months. I’m well qualified to bag a decent job, yet the moment a recruiter sees my age, he or she would disqualify me instantly!
Even without having a word with me or checking out my capability, they’re quick to deny me the position. Where’s the equality?
We are all creations of the same almighty, then why this discrimination, whether be it between race, colour, gender, or age?
After all, who decides who is equal and who is different?
It’s us humans who have made this divide, and it’s high time we mend our ways and completely eradicate these differences, first from our minds and eventually from society at large. It’s a humongous task that lies before us.
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Mother to a bubbly teenager and a student of psychology, Heena is also a travel enthusiast.
She loves to observe the happenings around her and weave them into beautiful stories.
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