I have been breaking my head why washing clothes is not a man’s job.A job is a job.Any one can do it if they have got what it takes to do.What’s the big deal?This is not easy.That is why i have done an analysis based on the survey conducted by AC Nielsen in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad & Bangalore, in November 2014.
2/3rds of women feel inequality exists at home between men and women-Okay.Does all the working men in India work for twelve hours job?Not right.Most of the men even have weekends off especially in big cities like chennai. Only 40-45% percentage of the men work more than twelve hours.What about the rest of them?They come home.Take rest.Then watch Television or go out having fun while the women sit at home doing all the household work by remaining calm,preparing dinner.They have to prepare food in the morning, afternoon and at night.This is excluding the evening tiffin that they have to make for the kids and the elders in the house.At many times, they have to hurry up and cook the afternoon lunch for their school/college going children and their office going husband.They must do the laundry within a stipulated period of time.WOW.
Working men vs working women-Yes, the men go and work for their family.They are the bread winners.But, what about the working women?They work for their family too.Nowadays, about 50 % of the INDIAN WOMEN go for work.Am i wrong?Do they all take rest after returning from their respective jobs?No.They come straight from their office, within a reasonable amount of time, they start doing their household chores.It has become a undeniable duty.While men can take rest after coming from work, why can’t the women do what they like after returning from the job?It is injustice.
Now coming to the point,Laundry is a woman’s job.Then what else is not a woman’s job.If somebody can make a list of jobs for women, all the women in India can take a note of it.In those days, females were not ALLOWED to work.Hence, they remained at their house and took care of everyone’s well being by cooking, doing the laundry, mopping the floor, etc.Today, we cannot say so.As time changes, people change.We have to embrace the new change.The person you were yesterday cannot be applied to the person that you are going to become tomorrow.It is best if we leave certain things in the past.
85% percentage of the women feel they have two jobs-It can be true.Many women have to wake up early and start preparing for the day if they cannot afford to appoint a housemaid.And in the evening they have to prepare dinner for the whole family.It’s a routine job.They have to do other chores also.So that’s partly true.
73% married Indian women feel, a man prioritizes relaxing over helping with household chores-Without being dubious about it, 100% i agree.Everyone wants to relax after a hectic day at work.What about her work?She works from the morning.Doesn’t she deserve to relax?Since she doesn’t get time to relax like the men do, it is natural for her to feel jealous of them.
More than 67 % of men prefer to watch TV than to do their laundry-Who doesn’t?The women also watch TV and yet, the men must accept the fact that women are working hard for their family, if they are not able to lend a hand, at least they can give the TV remote to women and let them do what pleases them.They do simple things like cutting the vegetables for meal by watching the TV.In the meantime, they also wash their laundry at night.It is sad that some women wash their laundry at house four times a day.They never seem to get a break.
77% percentage of the men depend on women for doing their laundry-This is absolutely true unless they are working far away from home.All these men, while they are at home, take women for granted feeling they will wash their clothes anyway.Will they act the same way when they are working elsewhere?Of course, not.It’s time to think.If the men folk do no agree, it’s because they have truly accepted women are multifaceted while they are not.