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Jayati Godhawat

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This Woman Aptly Asks,”Why Housework Isn’t Counted as ‘Real work’?”

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  •  March 25, 2016


Shalaka Panchal Mestry’s simple question has become the talk of the Facebook town.

As shared by the Humans of Bombay, she asked, “Why is it that our house work isn’t counted as proper ‘work’? ”

It may seem a very plain question, but in its real sense, it highlights the complexities of a woman’s life, and how being a woman is a thankless job.

Here’s her post,


“I’m thinking about what to cook for dinner once I get home. I’ve had an exhausting week, working long hours — I wish…

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It rightly targets that while men’s eight hours job is taken so seriously, women’s dual role of managing work and home simultaneously goes unnoticed and unappreciated.

This post has gone viral and has been shared over 2000 times by men and women.

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