While mom managed taking care of us and the house and the kitchen. Dad was the one who did all the grocery shopping, attending to anything that needs repair in the house/ appliances/ vehicle (then our only scooter), paying the bills along with his job.
I had also seen my mom's sister and some of her friends doing their part along with a work life too. They were still able to manage and do a very good job in raising their kids and manage the house along with their work.
The responsibilities were shared.
I feel today's woman is overburdened and stressed as she is now able to do all that our moms did along with taking over our dads responsibilities. They are expected to take care of managing the groceries, picking the kids, taking them to birthday parties.
She is the one getting her car repaired, getting appliances fixed in the house. They are constantly coordinating to get things done, be it ordering food for the kids or stocking up the snack bar.
We live in an age where everything is available on a call ! However I think managing and coordinating with delivery agents is also adding up to our stress.
Men these days are working longer hours and they are not expected to pitch in the household work as they are hardly there to attend to them. So a man giving 12-13 hours at work expects to come to a clean home, a home cooked meal and watch TV and distress!!
While women are expected to work in a 9 to 5 job and come back and start the second shift to manage all that the Man did in the house when we were kids.
Convenience of getting things done and women being able to do everything single handedly is slowly adding up to the stress , not visible very often , but this is creeping in the daily lives of an urban women !!
Is it just me ? Can you relate to this as well ?
(These are just my views , you may agree to disagree!! )
PTM ~17th Aug 19 #drswetabajaj