I was listening to the radio this morning and there was this topic going on, something about a woman's place should be at home and a man shouldn't become a househusband or something along those lines. I can't really remember already.
I caught bits and pieces of it with concerns that a man would loose this, urrmmm what was it they said, status or something along those lines if he helps out with housework or even stayed home and looked after the kids. It was like something to be looked down upon or so it went.
Now, this question is for all you men out there? Do you really think a woman's place is at home? You know, stay home and clean the place, cook, do the washing and all that stuff? Do you think it would make you much less of a man and so much less macho if you got involved in helping out at home? Or worse yet, would people brand you as 'queen controlled' (oh, the shame!) if they found out you were helping out with stuff at home?
Well, if you do, then you're more of a neanderthal than you think! But the horrors of it all is that there are still loads of men out there who believe a woman's place is at home in the kitchen. They shouldn't be out working and if they are, they shouldn't be having a higher paying job than the man. Sadly I personally know a few men with such thinking.
I suppose men like that would probably laugh at me cos I help out with the household work at home all the time. I help out with things such as sweeping the house, mopping the floor, washing the dishes, folding the clothes and even washing the clothes at times (though all that entails is just dumping the basketful of laundry into the washing machine ... LOL!) and I don't feel less of a man at all.
We don't have a maid, you know la us poor people where can afford maids one so wifey and me do all household chores ourselves and I have no qualms helping her out with it. I can't help her out all day since I do work full time but when I'm home, I'm always willing to help her with the chores. In fact, if she told me she wants me to stay home and be a househusband while she goes out to work, I would have no qualms about that either :D
I known some people who would balk at the thought of ever having to be a househusband. To them, having to do house work and things that are traditionally done by a woman makes them seeming low down in the status symbol. I mean, they've got a point there cos how are they going to boast to their friends on one of their drinking sessions that they're the man of the house if they have to fold the clothes, wash the dishes or even sweep the floor.
So, what do you think? You think woman should just stay home and take care of the kids, cook and clean the house?