Original post by Roop Rai (http://unwantedgirlchild.blogspot.com)
“What would you say your experience was growing up in a society where fathers rarely enter the kitchen? Did it impact you to make you emulate what your mothers did or did you outrightly reject it or have you paved a path of your own?”
Someone asked: When we have a Women’s day, Mother’s day, etc. , why not an International Men’s day ? Well, we already are. “Every single day of the year”! Indian men are possibly, the most pampered species on this planet. And I completely agree with someone who said, women are women’s worst enemy.
I have had quite a cultural shock over the last few years, where I have seen “women waiting upon men”.
I had an experience, when I drank coffee before my husband did, and while he didn’t mind in the least, atleast 2 women in the house reminded me four times in five minutes about getting his tea ready!
The older generation still influence the present. What with all those mothers who think their “Abhishek Bachan” sons have erred by marrying an “average girl” ?! And what with the mothers who train their daughters to be doormats ? Unfortunately, while the women do not mind their husbands giving a hand with the household chores, they certainly cannot see their sons helping their wives. This is by far, the typical Indian family. We are plain lucky, if our families are different !!
I agree that men must be pampered, as they do bear the responsibility of heading the family. However, women need to be appreciated just the same, as they are in-charge of “internal affairs”. And I have seen this happening in most nuclear families.
And my final theory is “Gender equality will come about because of inflation”. 😉
Men and women will both need to work to support a home, and therefore, women will become more confident to want more out of life. And the men will either support it, or atleast not suppress the women.