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Afshan Iqbal
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As we see, the times have changed and it’s not just a man’s world anymore. Women are making an impact in every field and they are leading in every way. There is no place where we find women any less than men. Even though the world is moving towards change, still some people are finding it hard to accept that women are equal to men. Women were always supposed to work at home and the fact that women are working outside homes is still not digested by society. There is still a household that believes in the predominant patriarchal norms. Women are expected to work at home and take care of the family while a man is supposed to be the breadwinner. When will this end? Nobody has the answer to this. There’s a lot of awareness about equality and gender neutrality but then on the ground, it’s a fact that women are still considered only for household work and the ones who are shackling the stereotypes are judged for it. When a woman is seen doing a job, the one question that pops up in everyone’s mind is “How will she manage?”. People start assuming that a working woman won’t be able to manage her personal and professional life and will be bad in either of them. People start judging her and make a prior conception that she is a bad wife/mother/daughter-in-law/employee etc. Women also may face career problems because of stereotypes that they are more family-oriented and less committed to their careers. This needs to stop as soon as possible. We need to understand that women are capable enough to be the best in their work-life. Women have the ability to wear many hats while balancing careers, households, and other jobs so discriminate against them for their gender. Stop judging women and let them decide what they want.