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The Changing Role of Women in Society

Gone are the days when women sat at home, managing the house and looking after the children. Today women have been given bigger role to play in the society. They are entrusted with more responsibility than their male counterparts.

Earlier in the olden days, women use to sit at home detached from the outside world. They use to manage home and look after children. They were devoid from the responsibility of earning income for the family, leaving it exclusively to their male counterparts. The responsibility of earning income for the family was left to males.

With the advent of industrialization and technological development, the lifestyles of human beings started to change. The needs of human beings started to multiply. Apart from basic amenities, man aspired for sophisticated life. This shift to modern living started to reflect in the lifestyles of human being.

In this process, women slowly started to move outside home. Women pursued education in equal terms with males and with this women literacy rate  improved tremendously. Subsequently, women slowly started to participate in all walks of life.  Women started to think independently and participated equally in the outside world along with their male counterparts. . Slowly and steadily discriminating women on the basis of gender diminished, as women won applauds in all the fields of life including politics, sports and even in defence services.

As the times have changed, along with that  standard of  living   has undergone drastic transformation.  Needs of human beings have multiplied and in this  process earning substantial income for maintaining a decent life has become the highest priority. With the changed circumstances the role of women has become so important in the society. For matching today’s standard of living and leading a dignified life, it became imminent for both men and women to collectively earn income for the family.  

Gone are the days when women use to sit at home, managing home and looking after the children. Today women have been given bigger role to play in the society. They are entrusted with more responsibility than their male counterparts. Women have to venture  out and work  along with men in supplementing income for the family. Initially men objected to women pursuing their career outside home, but with the growing needs and scarcity of money, he had no other way out but to accept the reality and adjust  with the changed circumstances.

Contribution of women in generating income for their families increased drastically. Women started earning income almost at par with their male counterparts. But home was still managed exclusively by women as in the past, without any change. Men did not provide enough support to their female counterparts in managing home and children. It became a challenging task for women to manage both spheres of life, home front and their careers outside home. Women after working hard at their jobs had no respite after coming back from their office.  They cannot afford to sit down and relax for some time, as they have to take care of the needs of their children, manage home and prepare food for their family. It became very hectic for women, as the burden on them increased disproportionately.  Women are bearing the brunt and suffering mental hardship in managing home and pursuing their careers. Further women are also suffering emotionally, as they have to leave their small children at home and stay outside for long hours in pursuing their careers.  

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