Thursday, March 10, 2016

Why can't we just Share The Load ?

Few days back, I have read about a survey where results were shown depicting that 2 out of every 3 children think that washing their clothes or simply putting in the words that doing laundry is the job of their mothers only. And with the talks of India being on the path of development and progression as a country, these kind of news are disheartening and alarming because somewhere down the line, gender parity cannot be observed with these kind of prejudices that resides at the heart of our country.
If these kind of thoughts still persists in our society, then passing of these thoughts is bound to happen to the future generations and this is altogether an alarming issue. Doing laundry, washing clothes is not the sole responsibility of the woman in the house, it is the duty of each and every person residing in the house and moreover, on a practical note, maintaining personal hygiene is not a big task to cope up with in our daily lives. Even its a good habit to keep and also a very nice one to pass on. What I have also observed during all my years is that the woman of the house has always been declared the undisputed 'Home-Maker' and responsibilities like cooking food, washing clothes, maintaining the household and doing laundry is her duty only and the situation worsens in the scenario where this particular woman is working too. 
It is a thing to comprehend that whatever actions we perform reflect in our kids too later in their lives. I don't care if someone says that this should not be done by the family members, what I do care about is that the lady herself should say 'NO' in firm words and allocate the respective clothes to each to clean and iron on their own and make sure they do it too because if she takes a stand now, it will definitely help to eradicate this mindset of people and also will carve out a more liberal and independent future of her daughter or daughter-in-law in the near future but nonetheless, an example would have been set.
What we should all understand is that this is as simple a job as brushing your teeth daily, with the developments in technology around, washing clothes is not really troublesome. All one has to do is to put them in the washing machine with water and detergent and bingo! All Done.
So peeps, the conclusion comes out we should come out of our niches of some age-old stupid beliefs and start sharing the load from the shoulders of our Mom and sisters 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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