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Deliberate on the archaic, gendered constructs and divisions present even today in our country and their deep but differential impacts on women and men with suitable illustrations.

Topic : Social empowerment

3.Deliberate on the archaic, gendered constructs and divisions present even today in our country and their deep but differential impacts on women and men with suitable illustrations. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Express 

Why the question:

The editorial very well brings to us the Gender disparities prevalent in the country.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the factors responsible for the gender disparities in the country.

Directive:

Deliberate – Weigh up to what extent something is true. Persuade the reader of your argument by citing relevant research but also remember to point out any flaws and counter- arguments as well. Conclude by stating clearly how far you agree with the original proposition.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by explaining the fact that Indian women have been shouldering a debilitating burden of unpaid household and care work for ages and it’s no different even today.

Body:

Start discussing about what Unpaid labour is. Its connection with Indian women household.

Explain in what way the gender gap in time spent is larger in domestic maintenance than employment related activities.

Take hints from the article and present the underlying causative factors that have led to such gender disparities.

Suggest what needs to be done. Discuss the efforts of the government in this direction.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.