Jessica Valenti just wrote an advice for women. I agree to some of her points. Being the son of a single working parent, my Mom like some other Indian women choose to become a housewife because she doesn’t want me and my siblings to be under a Nanny’s care despite the limitations of financial earning when my Dad is the only bread winner in the family. Here are few points why some women choose to work:-
- Financial insecurity — In a country like India where a vast majority of women are still unaware of their rights, a job in hand is a yardstick in case of divorce or being abandoned by their husbands. Yes, women tend to suffer if their husbands are the sole bread winner in the family, they just can’t raise their voice when there is any misunderstanding in the family because of the fear of their children being neglected by their husbands. It is painful to see women suffering just because of financial insecurity.
- Social insecurity — In a male dominated society, men tends to be emotionally insecure when their wives are working or earning well than their husbands. Unfortunately, marriage tends to last long when both partners are working in such society because of the sociological background one is raised.
- Housewives are frequently overworked — Very few realises about the burden of being a housewives. Seeing my Mother from morning to dawn, just making sure that all of us are well taken care of before going to bed and especially if any of my siblings would fall sick at midnight, she would be the first person to wake up. This shows the 24X7 mental awareness of of a housewife.
Till this very day, she would never regret of being a housewife because she knows one thing that her children are safe under her care and unfortunately she is the only person whom all of us are emotionally closed because of the attention she managed to give to each of my five siblings.