My Family Essay

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I grew up in a household of 5 people, which included my parents, two siblings and myself. My mother was the lady of the house, so she would cook for the entire family. As a working man, my father would always have his lunch made right in time as he heads out to work and my siblings and I would have lunch ready right as we come back home from school. In the Asian sub continent, it is very common to hire maids as helping hands for a household. So my mother hired two maids to help her with the household chores. This was so that she could attend to our needs as well, which included academic help and taking us for our extra curricular activities such as sports and extra tuition classes. But in our household, it is my mother that prepares all the…show more content…
During a family meal, my mother would serve the food onto my father’s plate first and then onto ours or sometimes, we would do it ourselves. There was no particular routine. However, during big family gatherings, if we host a lunch or dinner, the ladies of the house would always serve the food as the men gathered on the dining table to eat. As old traditions, it was customary that the men ate before the women did. The food would get served to the oldest man seated on the table and it would be served last to my dad. This was done out of respect for the men of the family. But, I believe that overtime, those traditions have changed and it is not mandatory as it was back in the days. My mother yet chooses to serve the food as she says that that is what a good host…show more content…
He goes on to say that men hunt for the household and expect a cooked meal from what they’ve hunted but if women go out to hunt and they don’t come back with anything, that’ll be a problem. This is called double standards and society is to blame for it. However, time has changed and if I take my household as an example, my father does buy the groceries and meat for our household, and my mother does prepare the meals but that is only because my father probably doesn’t know how to cook. If my father cannot go to buy groceries, my mother would gladly do it. But they share an equal share in doing household errands proving Wrangham’s depiction of sexual division of
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