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    PALAK KASHIV
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    NO, according to me most women are not encouraged to follow their passion as men do from their home, I think they both should need to be encouraged equally everyone has the right to follow their passion and make their career with it. Women need to be determined to follow the need to be their own motivator, look at her achievements as her source of encouragement at the start of her journey she may have to hear a lot of criticism from her family and society but at end of the day when you will achieve success by choosing passion it will be worth everything people will automatically change their opinion for you they will support time, some women always assume their family will not allow them to pursue, you need to talk about it with your family try to have a healthy conversation and make them understand how it will benefit you. Men need to show support women’s passion also as they do, following passion not only give you success but also the happiness and motivation for getting up every day making dream work. There so many Indian women who have come forward by following their dreams facing a lot of struggles. If they can do you also keep trying to convince your family members, show them how it is your passion is as important as men’s passion because gender biases are nothing to do with passion. Instead of forcing your daughter to marry a guy help them in following their dreams and passion.

    DISHA SAPKALE
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    No, Women don’t get equal encouragement from family and society to follow their passion as men. Because of society mentality towards women they don’t get support or encourage women to follow their passion. Both are equally deserve to follow their passion. Society should stop doing gender inequality, gender discrimination, gender stereotypes between both men and women this directly gets affect towards women career due to not getting equal support like men. We all can see that from childhood boys are given priority for their career and encouragement to follow their passion but still their are people who don’t consider girls as priority for education and they don’t get support to follow their passion, instead they are ask to learn household chores and cooking. Both girls and boys should be treated equally like both should be ask to learn household chores and both should get equally encouragement to follow their passion. Most of the women have passion like dancer, singer, model, yoga trainer, gym trainer, athlete, business women and many more but they don’t get support from their family to follow their passion because of having restrictions towards choosing their career. And On other side, if men will have passion like dancer, singer, model, business man, etc. Than they will get support from family, why?. Instead both should get equally support and encouragement from their family. If family is not supporting towards your passion than women should believe in herself and give self motivation to herself by seeing her achievement rather than not following passion because of not getting support. society and family will support you automatically by seeing your success. Society should not see the gender to encourage someone they should see the talent and hardwork of the person. Parents should equally encouraged their daughter and son to follow their passion, by doing this society mindset will also get change towards women due to which women will get equally encouraged to follow their passion as men.

    Yash Tiwari
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    Women like men ought to be encouraged to follow their passion. Passion is the most crucial thing in life. It is the reason for which we are alive. To live a purposeful life, which is what we were all born to do, we need to follow our passion. If we just go with the flow throughout our lives and end up not following our passion then our lives will have no meaning. Women don’t get equal encouragement to follow their passion as men. Because of society’s mentality towards women they don’t get support or encouragement to follow their passion. Both men and women should have the same opportunities to follow their passion, not only one gender is getting support and encouragement to follow their passion.

    When women talk about passionate work and choice it is more likely to be viewed as a ‘career change’ and flip flop rather than a woman simply following her bliss! Gender roles are expectations that people have about what is appropriate behavior for men and women. These roles are shaped by social, cultural, economic, and historical factors. Women have been discriminated against throughout history in different aspects of life. Throughout history, it has been assumed that women are not on the same level as men and should get fewer rights than men in every sphere of life. Society treats women as the weaker sex, fragile, emotional, capable to only handle the house works while men are supposed to perform outside the household.

    In our world, I think we agree that it is important for people to follow their dreams to have a successful life. But no one disagrees with the idea that men and women should be equally encouraged to follow their passions. It is an idea that everyone can easily get behind. However, when it comes down to action, there are many more questions than answers. For women, work is not the primary goal in life. For men, it is. That is what psychologist Susan Pinker said to us at an event last year. She repeated this over and over again throughout her presentation. But while she was right that most of the world’s cultures prize increased productivity more than happiness or leisure time, our own culture is different. Men need to show support for women’s passion as much as they do, following their passion.

    The problem I see is that there’s something that young girls aren’t taught: they are allowed to choose their careers for themselves. Society usually considers boys primarily as breadwinners but girls are expected to marry and have children. Therefore, parents in most cases don’t give too much attention to the education of their daughters. When it comes to choosing a profession, the girls are usually convinced that the only thing they can do well in life is to find a decent man and settle down with him. We always hear that every person’s passion lies in a different area so we can’t force anybody to find the one they are passionate about. But the thing is, if you want to make your passion become a career, then you need to give it more important or it will never be there in your life.

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    Women did not naturally gain genuine workplace equality. In fact, gender advancement has halted in recent years, according to a McKinsey report from 2018. The salary difference, discrimination based on gender, and sexual harassment continue. (Fun fact: nearly 60% of women would earn more if they were paid the same amount as men with similar education and working hours.) However, we are definitely better than 50 years ago. But while women are educated and employed more than ever, the majority of household and family chores remain with them. It is not only about work and kid care; the women who care for sick or elderly families are also significantly more probable. Although working mothers spend more of their time working, working and child care than their husbands, the chances of access to employment policies such as paid family and family leave, paid sick days, flexibility in the workplace, and cheap daycare are lower.
    54% of women were relieved of employment when first becoming a parent, rather than 42% of males. Furthermore, when a child arrives, women take 10 times more temporary work abandons than men. This usually means that without a national paid vacation program, women take little or no money away from home. This may result in lasting financial ramifications owing to revenue and benefits loss, lost raises and promotions, and failure to pay your retirement and social security accounts. Women have eight times more chance than males of taking care of sick children or managing their children’s schedules which take time off their working day or other everyday tasks. Women are likely to cease working to look after the elderly, which removes the workers, reducing their income and saving for crucial things, such as retirement. For many women, women of color, and low-income women, in particular, things are still quite bad. However, not everything is lost. You and others can do things to fight the domestic work imbalance at home, in business, and in the legislative arena. Many firms have noble intentions but have not changed concretely to protect women at work. Action on your beliefs and implementation when you’re a decision-maker at work. Make equality a priority for businesses, as it should be one.

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    We all need encouragement to follow our passions but why when women follow their dreams and passions, they are not equally encouraged as men?
    From the beginning, men are encouraged to study hard in order to excel in the future but women are not equally encouraged to study and follow their passions. A woman’s passion is not equal to a man’s. Do you know why? Because of each one of us!! We have started this trend of male superiority and male dominance in every field. We believe men are better than women and no matter how successful a woman becomes she will never be able to surpass a man. We have made this world a “man’s world”!
    A woman’s struggles are ignored in front of a man’s and so do her passions. There are some families who encourage the boys in their house to work hard and follow their passions but the same encouragement doesn’t go for a girl. For instance, if a boy wants to be a fighter pilot, everyone in the family feels inflated with a sense of pride. However, when a girl decides the same, she is looked upon with amazement and her passion is ignored with a laugh and sarcastic comment. This makes a girl feel the need to stop dreaming and settle for less than what she could have achieved which eventually leads to the underdevelopment and withering of the whole society. A woman’s growth is everyone’s growth. So, the next time you see a girl talking about her passion, encourage her! Not only will it boost her confidence to make it big in this world but it will also help this society to become a better place to live in.

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    In a country where women are still struggling to get basic education it would be partially wrong to say that they are being encouraged to follow their passion. The world is always different whenever looked from the perspective of a women.In our nation it is commonly believed that women should take care of the household and children.
    Passion has no gender, we all as kids be it men or women have a passion to follow then why does it happen that we discriminate between genders to follow the same. It has been a continuous practice in many parts of the nation that male members of the family are always actively supported in their life decisions be it their passion to pursue a particular career. But on the other hand a women is not always given a free hand first of all to decide for herself be it personally or professionally. She is questioned in every aspect her capabilities are doubted and consequently this leads to a massive failure when it comes to begin encouraged to follow their passion.
    Dreams should be equally prioritised and a child be it a boy or a girl should be encouraged to follow the same. In the advancing world today there is nothing that a women can not do and so it is high time to fight against the societal pressure and do what one desires too. Dreams matter, ambitions matter when it comes to women.

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    Dreams and passion: something that every individual has. And it is a very exhilarating feeling to get encouraged to follow your dreams and passion. But, are women equally encouraged to follow their passion as men are? Sadly, no. It is very rare to see women getting encouraged by the society to follow their passion, they aren’t even encouraged by their own families to dream big and work towards achieving something that they are passionate about.

    In fact, encouragement isn’t even a question, women are sometimes even told to not have any dreams at all! Our society still believes that women belong inside the four walls of a home, and that they shouldn’t have dreams that can make it possible for them to spend less time at home. Women are often told to do a job that makes it easier for them to stay at home most of the time and take care of their family. While we hear parents say how they want their son to dream big and do something remarkable, they expect their daughters to do jobs such as teaching because according to them those jobs are better suited for women.

    This backward mindset really needs to change, and it should change now. Women and men, both should be equally encouraged to follow their dreams and passions.

    038 deepika Singh
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    In a patriarchal society like ours, there is no way a woman is ever encouraged to follow her passion as a man is. Since childhood a woman is told to perform and learn all the house chores, since she is likely to get married eventually. She is reminded multiple times that she needs to ‘behave’ as an inferior character since she is a ‘woman’s. She is told to compromise her dreams in order to fit in the boxes of ‘stereotypes’ of our society. Many women fail to pursue their education and live the lives of their dreams due to the senseless typical mindset of out society. Some parents do their part by just graduating their girl and making her an educated, skilled, marriage material’ women.

    Women are all- rounders! They are capable of working, earing, looking after their family, their children, managing their household but still they are taken for granted. Their efforts and hard work is often labelled as their ‘responsibility’ and are not given the respect and appreciation they deserve. Instead they are told to adhere to the societal norms, sit at home and performs their duties I.e kill their dreams and live for others. But why only them? Why not men? Because this is how our society works. This is the dirt and filth filled inside the brains of our people. And till the time this dirt is not flushed out, their is no way our women will ever achieve as equal treatment as men.

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