The Night Shift: A Podcast Series About Women Who Go to Work After Dark
For women, leaving home after dusk implies an automatic invitation to danger and societal censure. Some people have even justified sexual assault and rape on the premise that women out late at night should expect aggression.
Amidst this, four women — a cab driver, a bouncer at a popular club, a bar dancer, and a home guard constable guarding the women’s compartment in the local trains — have been defying societal constraints and patriarchal mindsets each night when they go to work. These four Mumbai women work through the night, breaking boundaries that society has traditionally set on women’s mobility, morality, and sexuality.
Here are their stories.
This episode follows Nisha, a cab driver who gives as good as she gets from the male drivers who outnumber her.
This episode follows Rozy, a dancer who knows she’ll earn more in a dance bar than in an office.
This episode follows Ranjana, a bouncer who earns more than her husband by throwing people out of pubs.
This episode follows Suvarna, a home guard constable who rides the rails to make sure other women get home safely.