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Why is Laundry Always a Mother's Job

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.

I am really glad that Ariel has brought about a revolution of sharing the workload between men and women.

Yeah, from my point of view in most houses women tend to do the laundry. In our Indian culture, this behavior has become so immune that nobody gives it a thought.

My neighbor is a respected professor of Business Administration in a reputed college. She does the laundry thing for her house.

She is quite happy about this fact and does not think it as a gender bias. In such cases when people are happy to do a work. Then it is welcome.

But in houses where women find it difficult because of another work load. And no one helps her out because of the thought pattern that it is a women’s job. Then we have to take this seriously. Am I right?

You might ask what the case in my house is. Well, the husband helps with the cooking part, mostly during the weekends.
He does some nice gravies for dinner when I am busy helping the kids with their studies. But he hates doing laundry.

I am really happy with this arrangement. Sometimes my writing work becomes more hectic and I have to rush to complete my deadlines for my writing assignments.

At those times, I give some pocket money to my elder son and he does the laundry work quite happy. At the end of the day, the family is like a team, so it is important we work like a team to promote its success.

I give a lot of advice to my kids. I have a boy and a girl. The son is the elder one and the second one is the daughter.
I teach them that both a man and a woman are the creation of God. So we should respect each other.

No one is superior or inferior, each of us are unique and are special in God’s eyes.
A family is a place where we share, care and look after each other. Helping others is the essence of humanity. Be it laundry or any other household chore, we should share each other’s burden.

These are all the values I instill in my kids.

Both of them nod their heads, as if they are agreeing with whatever I say.  Especially the son, but I have my doubts because he is saving money to buy a video game.

So basically I am not sure whether all this goes into his head, or he is helping me out because of the pocket money.

Whatever may be the case, I have sown the seeds. I am sure it will sprout and produce a generation which has healthy thought patterns and be free of gender bias.

Take care



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