Ironically, factories of this flourishing industry are not even equipped with basic amenities required for effective menstrual hygiene management.
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There is often a gendered division even when both men and women perform domestic labour, with girls/women taking up tasks of cleaning more often, given the fact that it has to deal with dirt.
“A lot of women from our factory have gone back home due to coronavirus and their salaries have not been given. These new working hours will only add to our woes”, said Sandhya, a garment factory worker in Bengaluru.
In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
We do have a mechanism which combats sexual harassment at workplace without being constrained by physical obstacles due to the Coronavirus lockdown.
Slut shaming is a patriarchal tactic of stigmatizing or slandering women whose sexual conduct is perceived as falling out-of-line of the patriarchal script of sexual propriety, or so-called ‘virtuous’ femininity.
And after the Great Indian Lockdown due to Covid-19, which left thousands homeless and jobless, Working mothers fear for their incomes and jobs which had already been hanging by a thread in the past.
When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
Capitalism keeps reinventing its forms of exploitation, be it by creating separate spheres of work or the globalised world of financial capitalism.