It’s a presumption that Laundry is a woman’s job

Can’t women reduce their workload in this 21st century with the help of men?.The statistics shocks me especially 76% of the male feel that laundry is a woman’s job.What a rubbish.Honestly speaking, if it seems like a woman’s job, men must ask someone else to wash their clothes not their wives as they already have so many jobs piled up in the household front.Cooking, cleaning,sweeping, ironing, folding the clothes, etc.They can pay the maid for some of that.Out of abundant love for their husbands, women may remain dumb and do all the work in the world but their health would get spoiled eventually if they don’t speak up.Maybe, the men are too happy to pay for the doctor fees in the aftermath.Let me ask a question, if they keep on working for the house admittingly when will they get rest?

What bothers these men to wash their laundry?Are they washing someone else?I am not able to get it.It may be surprising that, it is not a cause of worry in my house.My father is impartial.He washes his clothes on every weekend.Though our washing machine does the washing, he has to dry his clothes on the hanger.It’s a great help which must be appreciated.In my opinion, there are men like my father who wash their own clothes either on a daily basis or on weekends.

There can even be some more men who cook food in the house..I have heard stories about them in women’s magazines.I also have read stories about house husbands.Yes, you heard that right.House husbands.They don’t go for office work.They remain in the house and do everything a woman is believed to be supposed to do.They are okay with that. Great, isn’t it?I am not gender bias.I am just trying to tell, there are men who help their women in household chores.They take more than half of the workload to aid their women.

I read somewhere that 90% of the laundry is done by a husband.How funny?There must be some identifiable houses left where men share the workload of their spouses.They must be lauded.If wives are worn out by washing everyone’s clothes, they should ask their husbands to wash half of the clothes, if they don’t agree, then send it to their mothers.This will make their mothers happy.It is just a joke.

There are men who enjoy doing their laundry.They step into the shoes of women and known for having fair share of sharing the work.A fine example is Mohandas Karam Chand Gandhi, father of our nation.He washed his own clothes.He wanted to cut down his washing expenses.So he bought a book on how to wash his clothes to learn the art of washing.When his wife got sick, he washed her handkerchiefs.Once Gokhale came to his house and told him, he will wash his clothes.But Gandhi insisted on washing his own clothes as he could not trust Gokhale as a washer.All men who say, they love Gandhi must follow his footsteps.Then the rest of the world will too.

My idea of  society is that while we are born equal, meaning that we have a right to equal opportunity, all have not the same capacity-M.K.Gandhi.

“I am writing for #IsLaundryOnlyAWomansJob activity at in association with Ariel.”


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