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Semantee Chattopadhyay
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Let’s imagine a job where you are working non-stop. A workplace where you are not eligible to avail leaves even if you are sick sometimes. There is also no looking forward to a salary day because you don’t get paid for what you do. Would you accept the job? Generally, the answer would be no. Over 160 million women in India as a patriarchal society has already been doing this job for ages. For these women cooking, cleaning, taking care of children and the elderly and all the other activities that require a have sold to function is their main occupation. The supreme court in January 2021 said that a women’s work at home must be at par with that of her office going, husband. The court also said “fixing the national income for a homemaker was a signal to society that the law and the courts of the land believing the value of labour, services and sacrifices are homemakers.” On average women spend nearly 299 minutes a day on unpaid domestic work for household members whereas a man spends only 97 minutes. A woman spends 134 minutes a day on unpaid caregiving services at home where is a man spends only 76 minutes. This 24/7 work is dismissed as ‘duty’. It is thought to be something that homemakers do out of love and care completely ignoring the time and the efforts they put into it. If we hire someone for cooking, housekeeping, daycare and tutoring, taking care of the elderly, driving around family members, budgeting and grocery shopping, all this together would amount to an average of Rs. 45000 per month. This will be the estimated value of a homemaker’s labour in any metro city in India. The entire work goes unrecognised and noticed by the other family members. Many women are often asked by their husbands ‘what do you do all day?’ According to research by the international monetary fundraising women’s participation in the labour force to the same level as men can boost India’s GDP by 27%. One way to do this is by giving homemakers the majority of women by giving them a salary. This will help chartered the stereotypical image of Indian women were portrayed as ‘domestic and social parasites living on their husband’s and contributing nothing.’