Women are about half of our population, and they are so active members of society, yet we have not fateful in according (giving or granting) the position or status they deserve. What should now be done now?
Firstly, almost all women should be educated to primary levels. Education up to graduation is quite necessary. Secondly, the old tradition and conventions (practices or customs) barring women from outside work will have to be abolished. No doubt, the purdah system (the veil) is no more so popular, but the traditions of keeping women confined (restricted) to the home are slave, in village and barren area and the slums of our cities. Thirdly, we have to reduce the dependence of the whole family on the male head.
What professions are suitable for women? Firstly, most women are naturally fit for the teaching profession. At the school level, female teachers can provide motherly love and attention to children and can teach more devotedly than men. At college and university levels, too, a woman can teach perhaps as vigilantly as men.
Secondly: the nursing and air-bus hostesses’ professions and the like are more suitable for women. Here womanly attention, care and services are needed, which men can’t provide in a better way.
Thirdly: with the expansion of commerce, there is a growing demand for saleswomen and offices clerks, secretaries and managers. Thousands of women can be usefully employed in these capacities in the satisfaction of traders as well as customers.
Fourthly: with administrative expansion on the government and non-government level, more and more women are being employed as clerks, secretaries and officers in various capacities.
Fifthly: A woman are is very suitably performing work in garment, handicraft and toy factories and factories producing jams, house items etc. at home or outside the home. They can stitch clothes well, help in shoe-making and can work at ease and with interest in fields of their choice like those of cosmetics production, clothes and shoe designing, painting and engraving.
Sixthly: the medical profession needs the services of more and more of female doctors to attend to the female population, children and generally to men as well.
The professions demanding strenuous work and labor and long working hours like those of engineers, technicians, factory workers, daily laborers or masons are definitely not so much suited to women.