Women are feminine and fragile, should stay home at night: BJP MLA

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Goa BJP’s woman MLA Alina Saldanha has said that women are feminine and fragile and, therefore, should not be made to work in night shift jobs

Saldanha, a former cabinet minister, also said that women belong in the home, especially during the nights, otherwise their children face hardship.

“Women are said to be feminine and femininity means they are fragile, compared to their counterparts. I don’t think it is fair that the lady should go through the hardship, having to work in the night,” Saldanha told the reporters outside the state legislative assembly complex on Friday.

On Friday, Saldana said that she firmly believes that “ladies should be in their homes”, especially at night.

“They are mothers, they have so many responsibilities and the children are there. Without the mother, the children are lost in the house. They do not know what to do. The presence of the mother in the house is very essential,” she said.

“Especially when children have to go to school, the mother has to be there at home to get them ready for school the next day. I feel that women should not be made to work night shifts and I am sure these flaws (in then amendment) will be considered,” Saldanha added.

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