Dealing strictly with female employee amounts to sexual harassment: Govt body

An inquiry panel set up by a govt institute recently declared that dealing women strictly for dereliction amounts to sexual harassment? Doesn’t this report come as a shame when we talk of women empowerment and want equality for women both in work and wages. If this what we call as women empowerment, then those women, who want to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with men would prefer backing off from work than to enjoy such liberalities.

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Believe it or not! An inquiry panel called by a government body recently proclaimed that dealing strictly with female employee amounts to sexual harassment.
 
In this episode, the female employee, habitual of reporting late, leaving office early and taking frequent leave without informing her reporting authority, was questioned by her immediate boss.
 
Getting vindictive, she accused him of harassing her sexually. An inquiry was immediately ordered in this case and what the judgement claimed is quite surprising.
 
The judgement proclaims that the officer cannot ask her in writing for the reasons of her absence from office. Even in cases when the Supreme Court ruled that it is paramount for all employees to be in office to meet deadlines of the proposed work, he shouldn’t dare to raise his pitch for their dereliction of duties or else he might be in a soup.
 
Doesn’t this ruling come as a surprise when we all talk high of women empowerment?
 
Meanwhile, the report mentions that while the charges of sexual harassment couldn’t be proved, but as the officer had dealt with the female strictly, it does account to sexual harassment. Quite contradictory! Isn’t it.
 
Now what is all the more interesting is how the inquiry officers culminated the proceedings.
 
They asked the respective officer to meet the so-called ‘victim’ and apologise for his ‘misdeeds’ which include asking her reasons for her absence.
 
Moral of the story:
 
If you have a women worker right under you who comes and leaves office at her own wish and will,let her do the work as she wishes or else she can pounce on you for interrupting in the freedom she is enjoying under the garb of women empowerment.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Why our scriptures kept females next to animals and illiterates?

When the going gets tough, tough gets going…

So true! Fighting challenges, I recalled my mom’s advice to read Sundar Kand from Ramayana.

Every Saturday, I make a schedule to sit and read it, but, believe me, every time, I get struck on the lines where females are kept next to animals, drum, illiterates and lower caste people. Each time I read it, I think what might have triggered the brain cells of Saint Tulsidas to keep women next to such class beings.

If our religious scriptures, which are read in every household, are giving this kind of status to female folk, imagine the reason why females are still awaiting the right kind of respect from their family members. The lines which are disturbing me are as following: 

Dhor, Gunwar, Kshudra, Pashu, Naari

Saakal tadna ke adhekari

I won’t get into the detailed meaning of these lines, but yes, what upsets me is the reason why we, our class, is there.

Why till date, none of the females did ever raise a question on these lines? Should we stand as mute spectators and continue chanting these lines because it has been done since years? Or should we stand up and ask the authorities to get these lines erased as it’s more like giving disrespect to the women class, who, in today’s time, run shoulder-to-shoulder with men.

Shouldn’t we be allowed to stand different, shouldn’t we be enjoying a higher privilege? Shouldn’t we be put on a higher echelon for we are the creators, the house-runners and the ones who know how to make sacrifice to make things better? Then why are we kept next to illiterates and animals?

Lot many thoughts; confusion, anger, a feeling of suppression and aggression are on top of my mind while writing this blog.

I am unable to find out why women class has to be kept with illiterates, animals, lower class and a drum. This part of Ramayana was written in 15th century. Was the situation of female folks so bad that they had to be described in this way.

Accepted that females were not given their due rights in 15th century, but what NOW?

Why are females still reading these lines? Don’t you think that we should stand up and uplift our own status because none of the other sections of the society will fight for us.