Indian male not insecure of female boss?August 18th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IBNS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Aug 18 (IBNS) The 8th edition of bi-annual nation-wide opinion poll-‘State of the Nation’, conducted by CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN-Lokmat revealed the Indian male does not feel insecure of the changing working status of women. In fact, majority have no qualms working under a female boss.
However, layers of male chauvinism are visible. Majority agree that men have become more violent and are intolerant of the new status of women. Majority are still of the view that women are the weaker sex unable to do tougher tasks. They are uncomfortable with their women working late and have discomforts working with an aggressive/bold woman at the workplace.
Women ability to lead at workplace is recognized as 67% of the respondents feel women make better bosses. Interestingly, 55% of the male respondents feel that women make better bosses.
Asked whether working women are guilty of neglecting their family duties, 33% respondents feel that working women neglect family duties. The sentiment was comparatively stronger in North and larger towns.
While 79% respondents feel that there is an increase in rape and sexual harassment because of the way women wear clothes and dress up. This sentiment is echoed more in smaller towns, both males and females having a similar opinion. 84% respondents feel that the current laws are being widely misused by women to target men. The agreement amongst males was almost universal.
Key findings of the Poll:
• 44% feel women cannot undertake tough tasks as they are physically weaker, 56% feel this is not true. The gender divide on the issue is visible. The degree of agreement was strongest in South and weakest in East.
• 51% said it would be okay if their spouse wanted to check their cellphone and mails. 49% said it is not ok if their spouse wanted to check their cellphone and mails. The opinion is divided.
• 69% or 7 out of 10 male respondents agreed that they would be uncomfortable if their spouse/sister worked late. The discomfort was observed to be higher in North and West.
• 62% men or 6 out of 10 males feel uncomfortable working with bold, aggressive women. 38% men don’t feel uncomfortable working with bold, aggressive women
• 67% feel women make better bosses at the workplace
• 33% feel women don’t make great bosses
• 55% men feel women make better bosses
• 78% in the south feel women make great bosses
• Only 50% in the North feel women make great bosses
• 63% are fine working under either a male or a female
• 20% prefer a male boss
• 17% prefer a female boss
• 33% feel working women neglect family duties
• 67% feel working women don’t neglect family duties
• 29% agree that men are becoming violent towards women as their roles change in society
• 51% agree somewhat that men are becoming violent towards women
• 20% don’t agree that men are becoming violent towards women
• 79% feel rape & sexual harassment are linked to the way women dress
• 21% feel rape & sexual harassment aren’t linked to the way women dress
• 84% feel women are misusing rape and dowry laws to target men
• 16% feel women are not misusing rape and dowry laws to target men
• 39% say women too harass men inside their homes
• 61% feel women don’t harass men inside their homes
• 48% in the north feel that women too harass men inside their homes
• 44% feel women cannot undertake tough tasks as they are physically weaker
• 44% feel it is okay to check the spouse’s mails or cellphone
• 55% say it is not okay to check the spouse’s mails or cellphone
• 51% feel it’s okay if their spouse wanted to check their cellphone and mails
• 49% feel it’s not ok if their spouse wanted to check their cellphone and mails
• 69% men would feel uncomfortable if their wife or sister works till late in office
• 30% men would not feel uncomfortable if their wife or sister works till late in office
• 62% men feel uncomfortable working with bold, aggressive women
• 38% men don’t feel uncomfortable working with bold, aggressive women
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