I am blogging this with a covetous mind of sharing the importance of women in a family. The gender sensitive issue has been hovering for the past few decades and it is still at large these days but it was more during ancient era. Most women were undermined in doing any sort of outgoing works. Most of them stay as house wives or babysitting. We had a notion that, every woman should remain within the four walls. It is no lesser than a home arrest. Some were brutally treated and some were forced to follow misdemeanor against their will. Some were used as a tool to satiate someone’s desire. Women were treated equally as slaves.
At home, in a family, everyone thinks that household chores are meant for women. It is their responsibility to get these works done or else they will be questioned by their husband. Is it true? For some it can be, but there a few who considers this as a shared responsibilities. There isn’t any rule which states, “Men are not allowed to cook.” It is also seen that, as soon as husband reaches home, he will sit on a sofa stretching his leg with a remote in his hand and gazing at television. Then a wife is supposed to prepare tea and serve. He fails to move his parked ass and wife keeps on working such as cooking, washing clothes, sweeping and looking after baby. At times, there comes a moment where by the dinner is served on the table but luckily she doesn’t have to feed. There are some exceptional situations but this cannot happen all the time.
As a husband, we glamorously accept our wife working ceaselessly but as a father, will it be easy to see our daughter working at husband’s place like this? Do you want your children to emulate this attitude and follow as they grow up? These are a few things that we need to think now. I do not see any harm sharing these works. We do have women as politicians, working in offices, in media and private organizations but there are more stories unheard in metropolitans and solitude places where women are given less opportunities to come forward. We even see and hear man in the family cooking food, laundering, cleaning and babysitting. This is what women wants in this contemporary world.
Women do have a heart that gets afflicted easily. They have a mind which gets disturbed like men do. They have a path to travel, a dream to accomplish. Memories to make, hope to share and inspire. Woman is an agent of change in a family and man’s life. It is high time we change our attitude, treat equally and embrace women empowerment.