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SCIENCE-Blinkered View

offered to its women. In evey sense frequent abortions cause a great deal of harm and no woman would willingly accept an MTP if other solutions were available. But such innovative attempts at providing better facilities for women would come only with a better perception of women as office workers. Similarly, while there are always shirkers both among men and women, the BMC ought really to have examined why so many women are forced to lie in order to avail of leave during the 'vacation time'. For many it may be that 'vacation time' means children to take care of at home. Again, a different perception of women's family burdens may lead to different solutions. That such demands are not being put forward even by the women's wing suggests that I here is need to radically change the perceptions of women themselves about their work both inside and outside the home. That their domestic burdens be recognised in the workplace and accommodation made for it is a legitimate demand which will go a long way towards according recognition to women as contributors to the nation's economy.

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