Yes-we have come a long way baby. From Choola and cooking range to MNC and LPG (Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalisation).But at what cost! If we cannot go to work and get back safely in one piece, If we have to battle with glass cielings,if we have to handle family pressures...the price is too much to pay for the fundamental right of choosing a career.
Parents want their daughters to be married at the earliest so they don’t have to keep watch over their safety. Women want to find their place in the sun but the heat from all around is scorching their ambition. If there were better public transport systems, maybe the commute hazards can be taken care of.
We need a social mindset change. Women should spend more time on learning self defense tactics than in beauty parlors. They should be aware of their surroundings and sense danger. To a large extent, our safety is in our hands by doing thesensible things.
The incidents of danger are perhaps rare considering the number of women who work. But that does not justify their possibility. Like customer beware! Working women too should beware.