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Sunday, 28 February 2016

Sharing is easy

Women are not only fighting for equality or equal entitlement to the opportunities in the
pursuit of   their career but also to get their husbands to share the work at home when they are available. Laundry isn't just a woman's job and this prejudice related to household chores is constantly being passed on to the next generation. Gone are the days when it was considered that all the household work from cooking to washing of the family laundry is a women’s job. Today women are managing home and office efficiently. The women of the house are seen doing all the house work while the males are seen watching the TV. This is what the children have learned from their elders. Now both men and women are bread earners then why they both do not share the work burden together. Children learn from what they see so we must set a example for them. Now it’s time to think of a long term solution to this problem by nipping the prejudice at the bud. Children learn what they see and what they are taught by their parents. So if they see that the household chores are the exclusive domain of women, they will carry this prejudice well into their adulthood. Boys aren’t taught how to take care of children and how to do laundry. Washing clothes is not a rocket science. It’s very simple and just needs the will to help and understand that its good to share responsibility and break this old practice of putting all the laundry work on the ladies of the house. The issue is not ofcompetence. If someone wants to learn how to cook, take care of children and manage the household chores she or he can certainly do so. The competence in household skills is not the exclusive domain of women.2 out of every 3 children think that washing clothes is a mother’s job but the fact is it is not. It’s a mother’s love and not her job or responsibility.78% of girls in India agree that they should learn to do laundry as they will have to do it when they grow up. The question is why?
Almost all the household have a washing machine and one just need to put the clothes and washing powder and set the machine to do the washing then why only girls are made to do all the laundry. Why this discrimination.81% of married men in India agree
that their daughters must learn household chores. The point is that the boys should be trained for the same. Now there are no extended families any more so husband and wife should be equally trained for the household work to support each other and balance their lives.
I join Ariel and BlogAdda to fight the imbalance within the household by
asking #IsLaundryOnlyAWomansJob and asking men to #ShareTheLoad.

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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