4 Things Men Are Tired Of Hearing For Doing House Work
We live in a society where there is unfortunately a clear divide among gender roles. When it comes to the kitchen and doing house work, women are expected to do all the work. Even girls as little as six years old are expected to work in the kitchen. This could mean doing as little as setting the dinner table or heating the food in the microwave oven.
And when it comes to men, they are expected to be the breadwinners and do all the house work that involves going out, like getting roti and dahi. On and let’s not forget all the dupattas they get peeko-ed.
However, despite that there are men who want to do housework and women who go out themselves to get their work done but at the cost of getting mocked. While women have faced their fair share of mockery, men too are not spared.
Here are four things that men are tired of hearing for doing house work. Let’s say it again, TIRED, so please stop:
‘Aurton ka kaam mat karo’
Men who like to cook at home are often called out by their own family members for working in the kitchen. Even though we have no idea what this even means, they are told ‘aurton ke kaam mat karo’, like it’s women’s birth right to do housework. Seriously?
Statements like these discourage men to do any work let alone cook even when they want to.
‘Jorun ka gulam ban gaye ho’
When women listen to their spouses and help them with the housework or, more often than not, singlehandedly do all of it, they are never dissed for it.
But men, on the other hand, are made fun of if they are seen helping their significant other with house work. Their friends and family often taunt them by saying ‘yeh toh jorun ka gulam ban gaya hai’.
‘Ask your sister to do the work’
This, we as sisters, have also unfortunately heard our moms telling our brothers. Just when our brothers are about to step foot in the kitchen, there is a voice that yells ‘behen se manglo’.
Our moms won’t even be around the kitchen but they would magically know their laadla beta is about to enter the kitchen.
‘Get married to get help with housework’
We Pakistanis think that marriage is the solution for everything. Even if, it really is not. But let’s forget logic, shall we?
Hence, when male members of our households become adults and start doing their own work, like ironing their own clothes and making their own bed, instead of acknowledging that these are basic life skills everyone should know about, the society believes it’s time to get them married.