In India, it is a proud moment when there is a news reported of women standing equal shoulder with men and taking up traditional men’s jobs – like airline pilot, in military, auto-driver, taxi driver, and so on; but then their jobs are labelled as ‘risky’ and dangerous when they do these job in same conditions as men do and it does not seem so appealing anymore. Is not women taking up risky jobs a small cost to pay for women empowerment? Equal pay for equal work also means Equal work for equal pay! News below:
The same planning commission in news for recommending Rs 32/day as poverty line and for renovating 2 toilets (ok 10 toilet seats) for Rs 35 lakh has been short of progressive ideas, hence this hare-brained scheme from them. If they only looked at custody orders in family courts, they will realize it is fathers who are in dire need to be given more custody rights so they are not kicked out of children’s life except as an ATM machine and sperm donors!
Some news and articles around the world around international women’s day:
“I DON’T like quotas, but I like what quotas do,” says Viviane Reding, the European Union’s justice commissioner. A year ago she invited publicly listed firms to sign a pledge to increase the proportion of women on their boards to 30% by 2015 and 40% by 2020. If there was no significant progress within a year, she said at the time, “you can count on my regulatory creativity.” So far only 24 firms have signed.
In a recent hearing of a marital dispute, Justice Manjunath made a broadly generalized, but disturbing statement when he said that society is being spoilt because of women’s empowerment.