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Friday, March 11, 2016

Is Laundry a Mother's job Only??

This is one question which needs a lot of deliberation. Survey reports shows that 76 per cent of married men in India believe that not helping with laundry at home, still makes them a great role model for their children and disturbingly, 78 per cent of girls in India agrees to the point that they should learn laundry as they will have to do it when they grow up. Has anyone ever thought that why such kind of results are coming into the foray when we are used to listen about gender parity or gender equality on the prestigious global platforms or from where does these kind of ideologies are stemming into the minds of the Generation Next or GenX?
These kind of thoughts are still residing in our society despite of big claims on being on the path of development and equal respect for the individuals irrespective of their sex because this type of thinking pattern is kind of stuck in our mindsets. We are trying to imitate the same practices which we have seen our elders doing at their time, we have grown up seeing that the mothers manages the household chores and the fathers used to go out in order to earn and sustain the livelihood. We have accustomed ourselves to the idea that our Mums are a Superwoman in an ethnic attire and no matter how big the task would be,she could manage to do that. But what we are missing in between all is that she is a human at firsthand and has her own share of work and life too that needs constant balance as much as we want in our lives.
In the 21st century, girls are as good in any field as a man can be and burdening the most loving soul especially with those chores that can be easily done by us on our own doesn't demand a big of a commitment. I accept that daily duties like for example cooking food may not be everyone's cup of tea but come on guys, doing laundry doesn't requires a lot of skills and a little learning from the user manual can make anyone a laundry star.
Sometimes to make a person happy do not require a grand spectacle but small gestures that signifies you care for them and the work they do can make a lot of difference between your relationships and you can nurture them for a lifetime rather than the stuff you chose to do to show that you are actually busy to get done these simple tasks.
Me and my Dad are sharing the load off my Ma's shoulders and you should do it soon if you aren't now.
I am joining the Ariel #ShareTheLoad campaign at BlogAdda and blogging about the prejudice related to household chores being passed on to the next generation.

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