The “Women’s strike” being planned by feminists all over the world has gained a lot of momentum. The strike, referred to as “A Day Without A Woman”, to be held on International Women’s Day on March 8 and will be first of its kind with the objective of making peope realise the importance of women.
SheThePeople.Tv spoke to some Indian women to know their views on what will happen if India sees a similar strike.
Disha Gupta, pursuing Chartered Accountancy, says:
“It is difficult to imagine a day without women. Starting from my maid to my washerwoman, everyone is a woman. I guess the education sector will be hit the most since it absorbs the maximum working women.”
Manju Sharma, a homemaker based in Delhi, appears delighted with the idea:
“What a wonderful idea! I think it’s a great opportunity for housewives to take some rest and make our family members realise the significance of the work we do. Who knows, this can be an eye-opener for them and they might start contributing to it as well.”
Tina Malhotra, pursuing Political Science from Delhi University, says that such a strike would help women reclaim their rights.
“A day without women in India will be a reality check for all those who underestimate the amount of hard work we do. It will also help people understand the nature of work we do. For instance, there are so many people who feel that housewives while away their time. This might help us in elevating our status as women.”
Jhanvi Negi, a XII class student, expresses her paranoia:
“Who will wake me in the morning if such a thing happens? I am totally dependent on my mother and sister for so many things. I will be handicapped. I hope India doesn’t get to witness such a situation.”
The views make it very clear that it is difficult to do without women. Women’s significant role in the development of the economy on a day-to-day basis cannot be undermined.
It is better to bestow women with the rights and respect they deserve to avoid such a quagmire.
Charvi Is An Intern With SheThePeople.TV