For many this would not appear to be a myth, but a by-product of the progressive Bharat. As the Labor day is approaching, we decided to break down the word ‘work’, in context of a woman, and explore its linkages with the role of gender.
If we see the definition of ‘work’, it says that,
“noun. activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a result.”
Whereas, the word ‘working’ is defined as,
“adjective. having paid employment.”
This clear yet unacknowledged distinction is not just restricted to dictionaries, but can also be seen subtly woven in the functioning of our society and its gender roles.