I do not know whether it is because I have just passed the legal age of marriage or seeing my female classmates getting married, thoughts about marriage and responsibilities is getting into my pschye. I know Im not going to get married any time soon, but its really interesting topic. If Im going marry someone, she should be able to support me and the most important thing is she should be able to support our family without me (death, divorce or becauseof any other reason) .Before calling me a paccimist, think for yourself. You have seen or know someone who is a widow working hard to support their family. In our society she only started working after her husband's death. She is less educated, she did not have any skill only job she going to is some menial job. What if we gave equal education to our daughters, give amble time for her to get a job. Its time for our society to think about our daughter's education and their skill development. Women are good at managing their family, why not a company?.
Our society is rapidly changing more and more issues of gender inequality is being talked and debated in public stage. The reason for this is not because women face more gender inequality but those areas are being noticed and reactions are coming from the society. Even now the percentage of women in workforce of our country is pathetic. From a social or ecomonic point of view, half the population is not actively taking part in economy. India is missing a manpower of a huge junk of people. If India wants be a super power, it have to include this pile of unutilized or under utilized womenpower.
We justify this under representation of women in workforce by their physical needs and their responsibility as a child bearer. And offcource they have to cook, clean, wash, feed etc. They got plenty of things to do. Why that so?. Men from long long ago are relieved from these menial jobs in their homes. Im not saying no men is doing all these daily chores of their households. A wast majority is not helping thier spouses in these works. They act as the masters and their jeene does all the work without complaining. Our sons are not taught to cook, wash cloth or anything. We make them depend no their spouses when they get married. And this cycle continues. Let our generation break this cycle and help them get to the center stage of our society.
Sorry if I shifted away from the topic. Now we recognize the idea of men staying home is a anomaly. But it may not be seen as a anomaly in the future. The rate of this practice is raising but no where near that of the western world. The reason for this slowness is because the social condition of women in India and the western countries is different. The women of latter enjoy far more ecomonic and social freedom. I have mentioned the state of women in India in above paragraphs. We associate certain duties to a gender. Men are the bread earners, they control the financials of the family. On the other hand women are the one who take care of the children, and other chores of the household. As the society go forward we need to change this notion of gender duties. In future the gender duties will not reverse but men and women will have to share these duties and responsibilities.
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