It is heartbreaking to see how our overburdened women work day and night at home without any credit in return. Sadly, many women keep performing these unpaid household chores without any complaints around the world.
It is disgusting how our society has tricked women to perform endless household chores in name of love and duty! Have you ever wondered why women in the house have to carry the burden of unpaid work all alone?
Recently, focusing on this unfair treatment, a woman, who goes by the name Miss Potkin shared a powerful story on Twitter. In a quest to make her family realize the importance of household work, she decided not to do it.
NOT ME FUCKERS. pic.twitter.com/s0FkRKVURy— Miss Potkin (@MissPotkin) March 17, 2021
She shared on Twitter that she will not wash the dishes, not empty the bins, not tidy things up in the house, not change the toilet rolls.
Day 3 – they’ve used the last of the big bowls and they’ve run out of spoons. No one is saying anything about the big pile but I can hear their brains ticking. No, family, I will not be loading the dishwasher today.— Miss Potkin (@MissPotkin) March 18, 2021
The last of the loo roll in the downstairs loo was used at 7:04pm last night. It hasn’t been replaced. They downstairs loo is now out of action for anyone that remembers. For anyone that doesn’t…god help them.— Miss Potkin (@MissPotkin) March 18, 2021
Let me know when you want to talk about the fact that I stopped doing the laundry too. It’s getting a bit post apocalyptic. The piles are everywhere. pic.twitter.com/9NEUIVExwE— Miss Potkin (@MissPotkin) March 18, 2021
After waiting a couple of days, the family started realizing their responsibility and started chipping in. People started eating bagels, resorted to using baby spoons to make tea, some even tried to clean half-heartedly and then gave up.
27 seconds of trying to scape that bowl, now multiply that by 6, and then multiply that by 7, then subtract the number of fucks I have left to give.— Miss Potkin (@MissPotkin) March 18, 2021
But then, this happened.
And every other loo! The toilet paper stacking is extremely Costco. There’s A LOT. Everywhere. SO MUCH LOO ROLL. pic.twitter.com/OIXSC0d5c6— Miss Potkin (@MissPotkin) March 18, 2021
3 days. 3 days of not washing or picking up or tidying. 😂— Miss Potkin (@MissPotkin) March 18, 2021
Morning! (The house smells of bleach) pic.twitter.com/dkANxYBopB— Miss Potkin (@MissPotkin) March 19, 2021
Finally, the family learned the lesson.
At IFORHER, we believe this is an important exercise that each one of us needs to do with our family so that they realize that household chores know no gender! It’s time to unburden our burdened women! And, as Miss Potkin aptly said:
We keep our homes tidy because love. We cook food and set tables and fill the air with scents of roses and fresh laundry because love. Love is patient but love is also fucking tired because she works 14 hour days.— Miss Potkin (@MissPotkin) March 18, 2021