Seeing this would allow an individual to assume that is what a normal household looks like and functions. Which keeps gender stereotypes running of the man being the provider of the household and the woman being the stay at home mom. However, there are individuals in society who breaks gender stereotypes. Sometimes women are single parents and the only providers in a household. There are even stay at home dads who cook, clean, and take care of the children, while their wives work.
The Change in the Domestic Tasks Between Women and Men In the past it was obvious that woman did considerably more domestic work than men, this being mainly due to traditional views taken by society. The husband was seen as the breadwinner and protector whilst the woman was seen as a housewife and child carer. This view is known as the traditional Nuclear family (not including the offspring). In recent years it has become apparent that woman were not happy with this 'traditional' system so began to try and change it through a movement known as Feminism. The basic principle of the movement is to work towards equality of the sexes (In most forms of Feminism anyway).
After women have fought for their rights, society has changed. Despite the fact that today’s society is more opened minded then it used to be, there are still some gender roles that we are judged by. Instead of the women staying at home taking care of the house and children while the men are at work, it is more likely that both parents have a career and share the duty to take care of the house and children. All in all, it is not right to judge women because of the past. Nowadays, most of them are equal to men.
Working women who filed for divorce often say its because their husband’s lack of support. Women in these positions are often forced to work much more then the other side of the couple, as they do most of the work at home. In the beginning when women just started to begin to work, they would accept responsibility that they have to work as a homemaker and at their regular jobs all on their own. But as the jobs available to women become ... ... middle of paper ... ...place for women evolve, I think the traditions of family and public child care should help to evolve with them. 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 roles of men and women and the social rules that dictate appropriate behavior for each are not shaped by biology itself. Determining that biology only plays apart so much and also your environment. Productive work is shared by men and women now, but for women it is primarily defined in terms of their maternal and family role. For women who participate in productive activities beyond the housekeeping has tended to bring women a greater measure of equality, but the load gets heavier from them to carry job, household, and children. Lately the outlook has changed on women dedicated their lives to homemaking.
Duncomb and Marsden argue that f... ... middle of paper ... ...ticised by some sociologists as they believe that they majority of the housework, is taken on by the females. This can be backed up by research on couples and the evidence of the children's pay. It is argued that good children, a clean home and a happy husband all rely on the mother of the family. It could be argued that changes in conjugal roles have happened because of changes in society i.e. women in the work place, but the old fashioned, underlying norms of society seem to still be alive today.
In the past, women were often times known as homemakers, where as the men are the ones who bring in the income to provide for the family. These are roles that were automatically assumed. Since times have changed and most women and men are working, it is difficult for some women to feel satisfied with having to do all the housework. Households are sometimes run in a sense that all of the work is equal. Men are expected to do so much and so is the woman.
(Rhoads) They look at it as women just being slaves to men. Women shouldn’t really be working. They should be at home doing house duties. They should be taking care of their children and cooking dinner every day and night. It is said that men’s authority comes from the money they make, which is true, but in some cases the husband has a trust bond with their wife and make just decisions.
So around the 1830’s these farms were taking over by corporation, and during this time there was a growth of factories, trades and business in the new cities of America, which attracted men and women away from the farm life. However, there was a transition in economy of America, which affected men and women, but it affected them differently. The jobs that men were receiving were different from what women were getting. “In 1860, most industrial workers were men.” While, men where working in factories women where working in more domestic jobs, but only 15% of women were working for paid. Hence, most women stayed at home to take care of the second shift, housework.
Women are allowed and often encouraged to work but they are not rewarded or compensated at the same level, for their efforts, that men in the work force are. The pay gap would be narrowed if companies were more conducive to family schedules. Men and women would receive equal pay for the same job. Companies would benefit by retaining quality employees. Men and women need to start out ma... ... middle of paper ... ... for “women’s work” (women staying at home while men work in the office).