Medic - posted on 01/17/2012 ( 205 moms have responded )
I guess this is more of a rant than a question but I am totally baffled. Reading through some posts of stressed out, over worked moms wanting to know how to ask their husbands or boyfriends for help and so much of the advice is " your husband supports you, you should not ask him to help with YOUR job after all he does not ask you to do his". Are we really still supporting such a division in the sexes? Last time I checked it took 2 to make a baby, 2 to mess up the house, and 2 people working 24/7 to keep said baby and house how they should be kept. What brain washing has gone on that has seriously convinced women that they are lesser and should be subserviant? What happened to being equal partners in marriage and parenting? My hubby and I were just talking about it and he does not understant how men would not want to help make life easier on their wives and want to do things with/for their kids. He agrees that making money does not equal love or qualify as an equal parent in the household. What does it teach our kids when they see that? I know I want my son to be an equal partner in his relationships whatever they may be, and I want my daughter to know that she should be treated with respect and cared for and that she should not be the one doing all of the "womans work". I guess I just don't get it.
ETA: this started because a stupid woman at the grocery store made a comment about how a real woman would not "force" her husband to go to the store with her. and that men do not belong at the store with his wife and kids.