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Being a 'female bouncer' is not as easy as it looks!

Many female bouncers not just handle drunken women but also manage drunk men. Drunk men misbehave with the male bouncers making it tougher for them to manage. So, female bouncers come into play to normalise the situation.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 1 Dec 2018 10:45 AM GMT

Being a female bouncer is not as easy as it looks!
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SAKSHI CHATURVEDI

Lucknow: The job of a female bouncer seems to be very easy to almost all of us. But trust me, it is not true at all!

They go through different types of traumas every day. They are touched in an inappropriate manner, they receive death threats and sometimes, they are kicked and thrashed, but still they decide to make places 'safer' for girls.

These are female bouncers, who never show back to their job and have now become the necessity for the society to make places 'women friendly'.

They are found in bars, nightclubs, hotels and even in events like weddings. Female bouncers not only break the labour-stereotypes by entering into male prop but also earn more than male bouncers.

Male bouncers approximately earn Rs 800-1200 per shift while female bouncers wages range from Rs 1500-2000 per shift. In a month, they tend to earn Rs 25000-35000 thousand.

There is also a heavy demand for women bouncers in weddings and private parties. Even rich families keep them to take care of their teenage daughters.

Nisa from Saharanpur is one of the first few female bouncers in the country. She is a bouncer at Social Cafe and Bar in south Delhi’s bustling Hauz Khas Village. She has been in this profession for a decade now, and sharing her experience, she says this has not been so easy. People used to laugh at her and show her the door when she was new and was applying for this job.

Still, she didn't give up and focused to make her body stronger and after a long struggle, Nisa conquered her space.

The shift of female bouncers at nightclubs starts from 2000 hours and goes as late as 0200 hours. There job is to keep an eye on the people, stay vigilant, resolve fights among customers, stop drug usage at ladies washrooms, keep a watch on each and everything happening in the premises so that no one misbehaves with any woman and to drop drunk ladies to their vehicles.

Many female bouncers not just handle drunken women but also manage drunk men. Drunk men misbehave with the male bouncers making it tougher for them to manage. So, female bouncers come into play to normalise the situation.

Sometimes, the situation arrives when the drunken girl accuses male bouncers of molestation. In such cases, female bouncers tend to handle the situation.

There is also lack of security for female bouncers themselves. They are all time present to take care for people but who takes the responsibilities of them. Sometimes they are followed by unknown men and sometimes they are physically assaulted.

Still they are doing their job with perfection and making the world a safer place for women also.

" Hats Off to these female bouncers who take care of people daily keeping their lives in danger."

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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