Women are ‘supposed’ to do household work, they are ‘`1supposed’ to take care of the family so why we are debating this, right?
But has anyone said that women are bound to do all this? Are only women ‘allowed’ to look after the family? I don’t think so. We just don’t give any value to this thing actually. We have created this mindset, this mentality, and no one has raised us asking us to accept this fact. We have automatically created this frame of mind that women are expected to do housekeeping work.
This is very basic, and in our daily lives, we don’t pay much attention. I am not saying that only women do all the housework, even men look after their families. From my standpoint, doing housework is not just a matter of gender; it should not be taken for granted. We are not here to judge someone’s work, whereas we must encourage every kind of work. We should remove this attitude that somehow household work is inferior. No this is not how it goes.
For example, in our family, our mother is the only one who cooks food for us. She is the only one who looks after us. But has she ever said on any working day that I would not do my job because my personality doesn’t go with it or I’m not the only one who is supposed to do this work? Never. Our mother never raises these type of questions; rather, she does this job with great pride and a big smile on her face.
In this lockdown period, we all have seen the celebrities cooking, sweeping, doing their work on their own, helping their mothers, and at the same time, they are also posting these things on social media to give out this important message that we must do household work.
But are they really into it? Are they really giving an important message? If you are stuck in your own house for like two months, and if you don’t have any work to do that doesn’t mean that all of a sudden you will start doing work in your home. I mean it is a good thing you are doing household work, but this is not a matter that needs to be put out as an act.
I think if these people are loving this so much then why not do it every day? Why only in the lockdown period? Sharing pictures of cooking in this pandemic situation doesn’t make you look great and sophisticated, but at the same time it also doesn’t put you down. My point of view is at least you should not show off this particular thing.
I want to end this by saying that doing household work is not a matter of shame, we must do it with a lot of interest and joy, and if anyone is making fun of you, don’t stop yourself rather encourage them to do household work.