PALWAL, India ‚ÄĒ As the morning commuter train rattled down the track, Chinu Sharma, an office worker, enjoyed the absence of men. Some of them pinch and grope women on trains, or shout insults and catcalls, she said. Her friend Vandana Rohile agreed and widened her eyes in mock imitation.
‚ÄúSometimes they just stare at you,‚ÄĚ said Ms. Rohile, 27.
Up and down the jostling train, women repeated the same theme: As millions of women have poured into the Indian work force over the last decade, they have met with different obstacles in a tradition-bound, patriarchal culture, but few are more annoying than the basic task of getting to work.
The problems of taunting and harassment, known as eve teasing, are so persistent that in recent months the government has decided to simply remove men altogether. In a pilot program, eight new commuter trains exclusively for female passengers have been introduced...
Lydia of Thyatira sold purple cloth and helped to establish the church at Philippi. Priscilla and her husband, Acquila, traveled and helped Paul in multiple cities. The Proverbs 31 women planted a vineyard and bought real estate.
I do believe in gender differences and that women have a special responsibility to care for the home. (Titus 2:5).
Caring for the home can include grocery shopping :-) and may require some activity outside the four walls.
Nursing the sick outside the home can be an honorable profession.
Sunshine helps to activate Vitamin D and can promote health. :-}
There is a needless travel for women that can lead to trouble (Genesis 34:1 ff).
Anne wrote: If the ladies were keepers at home like they should be they wouldn't have this problem Titus 2