‘House-wife’, is a very commonly used term in our country. Some people might say that the title ‘house-wife’ might be demeaning and comes across as something which does not consider their work as ‘work’. Many people argue that housewives work more than what their husbands work in the office, and wake up before anyone in the family does, and is the last one to go to bed. Another term similar to this one is ‘stay – at home mom’. But we don’t have any such terms popular for the male counterparts. A house-husband is like a rare phenomenon in our country, but it does exist.
If given a choice, will men choose to stay at home and work for the family? Here, I am not even talking about a man willing to take a backseat and let his wife do the breadwinning. I am simply asking will they like it if they take up the duties of a ‘house – wife’? Is it an easy choice? In a patriarchal driven society like ours, it is very difficult to make your own choices and follow your heart without your actions being scrutinized by the society. When a husband takes upon the responsibilities of home, both he and his wife are unable to escape from the snide and nasty remarks of the society. The husbands are often questioned about their masculinity or are called lazy, or ‘henpecked husband’, wives, on the other hand, are called dominating or ‘career oriented’ (as if it is a cuss word).
Personally, I wouldn’t mind if I come across a man who wants be a house – husband, in fact, I would respect him and his guts to take that decision. I know that making that choice would be extremely difficult. Would you as a person take that decision?
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