Is house work degrading?
This is question in many families still leads to severe quarrels and there are still many couples who don’t have agreement on this matter. They are concerned with their attitudes toward each other while this problem would be easily solved. Doing works in the house is not that much important to make family members fight with each other, so it is better to find a solution for that.
When two couples get married they accept many responsibilities. In fact they get married to have a better life and that can be possible with sharing works and caring about their duties. It is unjust to make one of the couples do all the house work while the other one devotes all the time to amusement. Happy life depends on sharing everything together and it is inevitable that house work should be divided too.
It is very sad to see a woman doing all the house work alone while her husband is watching TV. She would get tired very soon and there would be a very large distance between the couples. The problem is that they think that house work is degrading but is it really so?
In Iranian families it is often women who spend most of their time dealing with house work while most of the men spend their time working outside the house. Most of the men think that house work is degrading and they refuse to do it. So women have to do all the house work from morning to night and that is very difficult. Home –that is a place for relaxing- becomes a place only to get her energy and make her tired. If men considered house work as one of their other duties, they would have had much more happy wives.