Thursday, March 10, 2016

Who says men do not wash clothes?

Who says men do not wash their clothes. Look at the politicians, the actors, celebrities, and why go far you would find offices and perhaps every home with men who wash dirty linen in public.
Now that I have got your attention with my opening line let me take you to the main topic of discussion and let me share some alarming findings of a recently conducted survey that reports that
78% of girls in India agree that they should learn Laundry as they will have to do it when they grow up.
65% of married men in India agree that their children replicate their behavior at home
So how can the men of this country rest easy when their mothers and sisters are subjected to such a raw  deal and caged in the belief that 81% of married men in India agree that their daughters must learn household chores and knowing the fact that
76% of married men in India believe that not helping with Laundry at home still makes them a great role model for their children as a result 2 out of every 3 children think that washing clothes is a mothers job and 2 out of every 3 children think that household work is a mothers job.
These men are being insensitive to the rights of their daughters as they are proving to be poor role models for their children.
At the same time they are depriving themselves of the opportunity to spend some quality time with their family.
When I say this I am pointing towards the opportunity lost by so many men in this country.
Take for instance a boy who has his room littered with dirty clothes .his argument could be that he has no time to do the laundry or it’s his mother’s job to do the laundry. However when he decides to watch a match on his mobile, or laptop then he gets nagged for not paying attention on his studies. Instead he could multitask by dedicating portion of his time as laundry time. This could be on days when he wants to see the match. He could put all the dirty clothes in the washing machine and as he oversees the laundry being done he could watch the match or chit chat with friends and no one would complain about him wasting time. A cleaner room would be the added bonus.
For the ever so busy men spending time with wife and children as they do laundry together could be the key to spending some quality family time together that could go a long way if used properly. You could device a picnic around this activity where there could be food and drinks after you do a good job together.

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.

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