75% Women Say That They Never Regretted Being A Female: Report
The survey highlighted an exuberance of pride however, it also reflected the prevalence of a few deep-rooted values, biased against women.
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They post. They share. They voice their opinions on social media with their self-made network. These social media savvy urban women also have a strong sense of empowerment. The survey highlighted an exuberance of pride however, it also reflected the prevalence of a few deep-rooted values, biased against women. WOOP deep dives into the mind and perceptions that are the foundation of inner strength.
WOOP conducted an online survey amongst social media active women. 5,000 women across multiple regions of the country were asked up to 41 questions to gauge the level of their perceived empowerment. Women from varied life stages - single, married, married with/without children, homemakers and working professionals, all voiced their opinions on routine and critical matters that are highly associated with empowerment. Participants hailed from metropolitan and top metro cities (defined as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru) and even smaller cities such as Dehradun, Ajmer, Kota, Jabalpur, Kannur, Salem, Kollam, Darjeeling among many others.
And WOOP’s survey says:
Empowered by Self-belief
69% feel they can dress and groom however they want
56% of women replied that their decisions are influenced by their gender
On asked about common stereotypes/ misconceptions against women only 30% strongly disagreed with women being horrible drivers but 69% strongly disagreed with women not being able to handle senior positions
84% believe that women perform well in sports.
82% believe that women do follow politics
Empowered by Family and Society
Only 64% of women across India replied they feel safe in their city (A mere 54% of single women in Top 5 Metros replied that they feel safe in their city)
75% felt they have never faced differential treatment than their male siblings or friends
62% replied they were informed by their parents about menstruation before their first menstrual.
83% of married women replied that their husbands share house chores
88% of married women feel comfortable in talking about sex and orgasms with their husbands.
Empowered at the Workplace
76% of working women replied that they have never been inappropriately flirted with at the office
84% of Homemakers feel that their opinion in important decisions is treated equal to that of their husbands and that their work at home is just as important.
74% of Homemakers feel free to spend money as their choice.
*Homemaker data was deliberately categorized under workplace
Empowered but not enough
50% of married women feel their parents are not treated at par with that of their husband.
45% of single women do not feel comfortable to introduce their boyfriend and talk about dating with their parents.
41% still believe that it is not ok for women to stay single and not marry.
39% were told by their parents that they need to make sacrifices because they are a woman.
47% of women agreed that women need to prioritize their husband and family
23% of working women feel that they are not treated equally in office to their male counterparts.