Household chores responsibilityNowadays in many countries women have full time jobs. Therefore, it is logical to share household tasks evenly between men and women. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Over the last decades, women have become a great force in the economy of many countries. They now work full time as men and this raises a question of dividing up the housework equally between them. I agree that partners should help each other with the chores, but it shouldn`t be imposed on everyone as a strict norm.
On the one hand, the career success hasn`t completely changed woman`s position in family. She may be still expected to do the all housework even after an exhausting work day. In fact, modernization has probably doubled the burden of women. In order to ease it, domestic chores should be shared between men and women. Also, by doing the housework together, parents may become good role models for their children, as a result of which next generations can become more unbiased against women. For example, a friend of mine who has been brought up in a rigid patriarchal family thinks that it is a woman`s duty to do the household chores.
On the other hand, I think that the uniqueness of every household and the consent between men and women should be taken into account. Couples themselves should decide on how to divide the work and it should be always based on the consent of both sides. In other words, if the woman is eager to do more housework than the man, we have no right to force them to evenly share the work. It can have a negative impact on a relationship, as partners will focus on equality rather than helping each other in a kind way.
All things considered, I believe both men and women should be responsible for carrying out the chores, because it may lighten women`s load. However, we should keep an open mind, so that breaking down the old prejudice wouldn`t lead us to a new one.