When Humans of Bombay recently shared the story of Shalaka Penchal Mestry, who spoke about the struggles a working woman has to face on a daily basis, "I'm thinking about what to cook for dinner once I get home. I've had an exhausting week, working long hours​..," she said, "I wish just once, I could go home and not have work; that someone would cook for me and pamper me."

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Her story has shed light on the double standards still existing in the society, where despite the fact that a man and a woman work the same hours, and do the same amount of work, the man is not expected to take over any domestic duty. "​Why is it that our house work isn't counted as proper 'work'? Men work 8 hours a day in the office and every minute is accounted for but most of us middle class women work those 8 hour shifts and many hours after and before at home...but that's completely undermined. I don't understand why."

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Her story resonated with a lot of women, across the country and the globe, and many stepped forward to share their own experiences with this disparity in distribution of domestic duties.

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