It is quite disgusting how our society glorifies overburdened women’s multitasking skills. Rather than changing our patriarchal mindset, we applaud them for being real heroes as they selflessly sacrifice themselves for others. But how fair is it?
A few days back a photo of a woman wearing an oxygen cylinder making food for the family went viral. It was sad how so many people called it mother’s love and applauded her. It is sad how women are being celebrated for sacrificing their health and happiness for others. Rather than changing the regressive attitude of overburdening our women, we celebrate and encourage more women to fall into the same trap.
And, recently, one such heart-breaking post went viral. A husband named Himanshu Bhagat took to LinkedIn to share a picture of his wife, Nikita, who was seen inside their kitchen working on a laptop while chopping onions.
Sharing it along with an appreciation post for his wife, he wrote how her wife was being a “ninja” – prepping for the next meeting, chopping vegetables, making tea, managing a puppy and her husband, while he gets to sit in a closed room and focus on his work. He also went on to laud other wives and mothers who do the same.
Have a look at his post here:
While there is nothing wrong with appreciating your wife, netizens were quick to point out that it would have been better if he helped her out instead and made things easier for her. Some netizens also suggested why not get external help as both of them were working professionals.
It is quite heartbreaking how our society expects women to handle work and manage the household all at once without any external help while men take a backseat. Performing household chores is a basic survival necessity and it is for both men and women to perform. So, either we distribute the chores evenly or take turns to do it every other day. So, dear men, please stop lauding overburdened women for performing endless tasks, rather stand up and help them out.