Hence, most women stayed at home to take care of the second shift, housework. When men started working in factories and women working in domestic jobs, this change the way people lived, especially family life. Now men are leaving their homes, where they use to work as farmers, to city to work, while women primary stay at home to work. During this time period, the lives of men where changing more drastically, but women identity was still identifying with the home, while men were identifying with his paid work. Nowadays, women’s lives have changed significantly due to the expansion of jobs that have gave women more opportu... ... middle of paper ... ...n working, still the women were the one who did most of the housework.
Whether it is the past or the present, there have always been gender roles in society. In most homes, it is the woman’s responsibility to take care of the house. This includes cleaning, meal preparations, raising and taking care of the children as well as the husband. Compared to the men who take care of the more physical activities, such as yard work. It was known throughout many years that it was a woman’s responsibility to stay in the house while the man would go out and look for work to provide money for his family.
This growing capital effort to increase standards of living by pushing every family member into the paid labour force has taken a toll on the family unit. The final issue that will be investigated in this report is how the traditional sex roles have remained constant, even with women’s ever-changing family position over the years. For decades, commencing back to the time when patriarchy was the “norm” and women were their husband’s property, men have oppressed women. This ideology of patriarchy existed way before it was ever examined by sociologists and it was accepted as a natural or biological way of living. It wasn’t... ... middle of paper ... ...andards that were being performed but indeed it was actually the standards of their wives” (Pittman et al., 1999, 748).
As husbands and wives taking in the housework equally, to help iron out the stress within their lives, couples should evolve to interconnect with each other in a way where they see themselves more as equals who both are working and supporting each other rather then opposites who are assigned to only work to bring money in as the other does everything else around the house Works Cited Hochschild, Arlie. "The Second Shift: Employed Women Are Putting in Another Day of Work at Home." 1989. The Little Brown Reader. Ed.
Over the past few centuries, beginning with the start of the industrial revolution, the roles of women in the family have been constantly in flux. At the beginning of the industrial revolution, we can see that the role of women shifts to staying at home and taking care of housework, while the man serves as the “breadwinner”. In current time, we see women, now more than ever, having jobs outside of the household. In some cases, the roles of the mother and the father in the family are even switched: the women are the ones with steady full-time jobs outside of the household, while males are the ones staying at home taking care of children. Also found in many cases today, although both parents hold full-time jobs, the woman is the one to take the “extra-shift” to care for their children.
Samjot Dhillon Andy Varbel March 23, 2015 Gender Inequality: Impact of Second Shift On Families The United States of America has been known as the land of freedom, justice, and liberty for all. She is held responsible for cooking, cleaning, laundry, and taking care of the little ones; whereas, men have a option. Society also plays a huge role in gender inequality. Women are always portrayed as housewives; whereas, men are suppose to be the ones that have real jobs. In the twenty-first century, women have finally began to work outside of the house.
Staying at home and taking care of the children, whose role between husband and wife is it? It has always been the women who stayed home and took care of the children. Who is to say that the father staying at home and the mother entering the workforce is not okay. With this day and age the amount of fathers staying home taking care of children is increase. Of course with a change a parenting roles it can have an affect on the family dynamics.
Males and females both have changed roles from the workplace to home. Females are taking on the domineering role of head of household and the livelihood of the family. While more males are staying home with the children. That was unheard of in the twentieth century. In current society, both male and female need to work outside of the home in order to make
Day care is becoming increasingly prevalent and is becoming somewhat of an extended family. Also, institutions outside the family such as the workplace and schools are creating the biggest stresses for parents. The biggest reason for all the changes at home are that women demand them, and their new economic resources carry a lot of weight in the decision. This has also led for the young men of today to increasingly accept this new domestic structure. Often, they choose wives which seem as their equals, as opposed to someone who “does not bring home the bacon.” Though, men today often feel threatened because they no longer solely own the breadwinner role.
However, because roles are changing the truth is in most families people are now negotiating about the work at home. According to David Molpus, studies show that especially among two-job couples there is an agreement about equal sharing at home when the man and the woman both work full time. Mothers and fathers find different ways to contribute to childcare and other household work. They like equal parenting and don't want to leave their children in the hands of strangers. Equal sharing at home gives the fathers opportunity to stay more with their children and to know more about their lives.