The world is tilting daily towards housemaids and creches, as career mothers and wives are on the rise, thus leaving the growth and psychological development of children in the hands of external care givers and paid helps. The question becomes valid, is the trend of house wives and home makers getting outdated?
A house wife is a woman whose primary occupation or responsibility, is to run the home. Sadly hers is a particularly gruelling task and she is not paid. Just like the career woman with a boss; her boss will be her family: husband and kids. Their needs and wants constantly influence decisions or actions she takes.
Being a housewife involves a vast spectrum of duties such as taking care of the children, caring for the husband, cooking, and cleaning.
In my opinion, choosing to be a housewife, does not make a woman a failure. Thus I find it ridiculous when men begin to think like that.
As more and more women opt to be career driven mothers, who then raises the child that has the future of a society resting upon his or her shoulders? This is not a diatribe to tear down career women, while uplifting home makers. This is to show that career wife or house wife, every woman has an important role to play. None is above the other, as is the popular opinion that career wives are better than house wives.
For the group of people who think being a house wife is synonymous to being lazy, theirs is a narrow minded definition of what the true essence of a home maker is.
It gets so bad that it has begun to affect the choice of a spouse, as young men now search for working class ladies when searching for wives.
The statement, ‘‘No man wants a to marry a liability’’, is recklessly thrown around. Mothers sit their young daughters down, to tell tales of how they need to get an education and a good job to support their husbands when they are married.
For women who are career- driven and opt to care for their family financially, theirs is also a noble endeavour.
Career wife or House wife, both roles are important, and one should not be left to think less of herself, because she doesn’t bring in the physical finances. While the benefits of a house wife may be abstract, it doesn’t make it any less important.
A woman can choose to be what she wants to be, with her partner’s support and should not be ridiculed, if she would rather stay home, nurturing and building her home and children.