Times of India , in collaboration with IMRB had conducted Survey on Women on the occasion of the Women’s Day and had published the results with its comments.
This survey is reported to have been done in Six Cities of India.
Let’s assume the Survey is scientific ,which I doubt ,because of the sample size area and interpretation.
1.64% of Women feel Unsafe in the City.
2.60 % of Women step out side with company.
When one looks at the figures, it is evident one feels safe if they go out with company
.Only 4% are do not seem to subscribe to this view.
(One never knows whether both the responses are from the same person).
So if you feel safe with company why not opt for it in the interest of your safety.
Complaint about Public Places.
45% say Toilets must be clean.
This applies to men as well.
Cleanliness is not Gender Specific unless if people are not clean.
Struggle For Independence.
Home Makers and Unemployed 29% want Independence.
Under sub clause in the same finding, 42% work for Financial Independence: 12% for Money
So it is all a question of being not committed for the family- “I would like to be independent of every one’-
Translate into common parlance ‘I am not sure of the relationship and I want to be independent’
If the spouse also thinks the same way, then Marriage and Family go out of the window.
Who takes the decision on Big Investments?
39% say Husband.
Wait till you hear this data under the heading.
Who decides on Savings?
Who decides on method of Contraception?
You decide on savings, contraception and yet say Husband decides on Big Investments.
It is like a man saying ‘I take all major decisions like obeying wife while she does all unimportant things like finance; raising kids!
Either the Survey is skewed, or did not ask the relevant questions ….
Or Women being Women?
What is Women’s Day ,r Mother’s Day, father’s Day?
As if they no longer remain one on the other days!
Times of India and IMRB Survey Report.
Bangalore is safe, but not safe enough. At least, that seems to be what the majority of women living in the city believe, based on a study commissioned by The Times of India. The study, which is based on a survey of 900 women conducted by IMRB in six cities across the country, looked at various issues faced by women, beginning with safety, services available, gender issues at home and the workplace, health and financial issues. It shows that while women feel relatively safer in Bangalore compared to other cities, in absolute terms, opinions are divided. An overwhelming 64% of the city’s women said they do not feel safe in the city after sunset, and only 17% said they felt safe “at any time of the day.”
Some parts of the city are perceived to be less safe than others. TheMarathahalli Ring Road area, for instance, is perceived to be either “unsafe for women” or “very unsafe for women” by more than a third of those surveyed. “The stretch of Outer Ring Road between Marathahalli and Bellandur, where I live, is definitely underlit and possibly unsafe. The few times I’ve had to wait alone at Marathahalli junction for a bus or auto haven’t been pleasant,” says Ankita Sharma, who works in an HR firm in Brookefield and travels by public transport. Sharma says there are no street lights in this area and the operators of private vehicles soliciting passengers can get rude and hostile. “After the Delhi rape incident, I became especially wary of these private vehicles. I don’t know if any of them have proper licenses and whether the police keeps an eye on them,” she adds.
Other areas where women felt “unsafe” or “very unsafe” included Kengeri Road and the stretch between BEL Road and Vidyaranyapura. Even the morning stroll, so long a part of the Bangalorean’s day, seems to have become fraught. More than half the women (53%) IMRB spoke to felt unsafe during their morning walks. An increasing number of women feel so insecure that they have begun contemplating carrying a weapon – 42% of the respondents said that they “felt the need to carry a weapon/article of self-defence”
I can ad my comments on other statistics.
Can some one tell me what Freedom is being referred to here?