who do you think should do the housework?

China
September 28, 2007 8:14am CST
in your home,who do the housework usually?according to our tradition,it is woman who does housework most,because they are house wifves,man usually goes out to work to earn money,to support all the family.but now,woman are not at home all day long,they need to find a job outside to share the economic burden,so they are tired after a day's work as man.under this condition,who do you think should do more housework.and actually,some housework must be done by woman,such as raising kids.so is it man should do more housework or not? share with us,thank you!
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@jhanna (335)
• Philippines
29 Sep 07
I think it's not a question of who will do the housework. I think it's everybody's job to do it. A little help from family members can lighten all the houseworks. Parents should teach their children to help and not just grow lazy kids and too dependent on parents to do everything for them. Housework is a tough job. I honor those moms or dads who stay at home and do all the chores. I think we should give them credits to them.
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• United States
29 Sep 07
I think everyone in the house should do their share ! The women of today also work very hard so everything should not be put on her ! The man should pitch in also even if they are the only one working the woman deserves some time off as well.
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• Philippines
28 Sep 07
Here in my home, we all do the housework. I firmly believe that everyone in the house must obligue himself to do work in here because anyway, it is our house and we should be responsible with every detail. Even my 4 years old child takes part in the house chores. He does little things fit for his age.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
28 Sep 07
If the man goes out to work then the woman should take care of the home. Then on weekends they should share the housework together. My husband shares the housework when he is home and even shares the cooking.
• United States
28 Sep 07
My wife works in the city during the day,due to the kind of money she earns.When she gets home she starts with the housework,(laundry,vacuuming,beds etc)The only work she allows me to do is the cooking,( I'm a very good cook)other then that,I fill up my day by going to the gym,just to keep on looking and keeping fit for her and she is very happy
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@julianarw (1524)
• Netherlands
28 Sep 07
Usually me and my husband doing together the housework every saturday or sunday. Monday until Friday, i cook. If i cook, that's mean my husband will cleanning the dishes. In Saturday and Sunday, my husband cook, then i cleaning the dishes. That's already our aggrement the first time we married. So... the housework not only for wife in our family ^_^
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• China
28 Sep 07
yes,I think so.I think we should share the housework together,thank you for your reply!
• China
29 Sep 07
it same to me ,but acctully ,My boy freind (furture husband) alway deal most housework,not I push him ,just he think I am not good at deal the housework ,for example sweeping,he alway think I deal not so clearly ,washing ,he always afraid I washing his shirt colorful. so ok ,I give up ,and he deal most housework ,in that time,I think lazy women sometime is good.
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
We have our househelp to do the house work since me and my husband are both working. But when we're home and the househelp is on a day off then we both share the house work. He, my husband that only female should do the house work alone. He knows how to clean the house, to cook, laundry, iron clothes, and to fix broken things at home. But he doesn't do those electrical repair and car repair too. ^___^
@rb200406 (1825)
• India
2 Oct 07
Yes it is usually so because women are more organised & traditionaaly always lived at home.But now the scenario at work is changing so do the working pattern should chamge.As woman is ready to share the economic burden in the house so is the man should be ready to help the woman in houshold work.It is not about doing everything but helping her like she might cook but he can cut vegetables.She can clan cloths he can claen the utensils like this.It has to be shariong & working togethet as the time has really chaged & is changing fast.
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@nickventere (1424)
• Zambia
29 Sep 07
My wife and I both work. We have a house maid who helps out with basic chores, such as cleaning the house, making sure the flowers have water, cleaning the surroundings, and doing much of the laundry. Sometimes, she also cooks, especially during the day. Some other chores, like preparing dinner and taking care of our kids, are shared between my wife and I. My wife does most of them. I guess it's a natural instinct on her part. But I try and help our where I can.
@meaculpa (339)
• Philippines
29 Sep 07
Traditionally, the woman does the housework while the man go out to find food or to earn for a living. In my case, I stay at home with my 3 kids while my hubby works in another country. He comes home every after 3 months, when he's home he does the houseworks like handyman, cooking, other chores because he knows housechores better than me. Sometimes, I heard in other families that the woman earns for a living while the man is left to do with the chores. Whoever is the one to do the housework, the most important of all is that there is an understanding between the couple, a set goal to accomplish for the good of the family, love and care. Good luck to you!
@Zhanec (1653)
• Malaysia
29 Sep 07
Since i live with my parents,we have to help out with the chores.Mom do the housework most and my siblings help to play their part too.U can't say that since man have to work outside,they doesn't need to do house chores at home.Everyone must contribute in order to obtain a comfy and clean home.Houseworks are just simple task,though it's tiring.There are times and certain task must be handle by men,so they should have to play their part.There is no more or less in this matter.It's a matter of heart .It's a matter of yourself.If you want to have a nice home.
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@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
29 Sep 07
With us, because we both work right now, whomever is lucky enough to have time does housework. It works out that my husband does most of the cooking, laundry, and dish washing and I do most of the cleaning.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
29 Sep 07
Hi angela, When both the husband and wife work outside the home, they should share the housework. It would be very unfair for the woman to come home after working all day, and then have to do all the work at home as well. The tradition was fine when doing the housework was the womans job. Blessings.
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• United States
29 Sep 07
My husband and I both do housework. He also cooks sometimes. Women need to work now because the prices on things keep going up but the pay doesn't increase. And also, raising children is both parent's responsibility, not just the woman.
@dianagnes (1088)
• Singapore
28 Sep 07
I think both woman and man should do the housework since they are the one who own the house and family.Housework is not only for woman.Man must play a role too and must not depends on woman.If both are busy outside..they must also spare times together doing housework.Even if the woman may be a full time housewife,man should also help in certain areas.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
28 Sep 07
I think woman and man should share their house work.We are also used to in my country that woman made all the work, while man support the family, but that is no more, women wants work too and have carrer, so if she come home from work she is same tired like man.But it is sad a lot of men still think they are working harder like a women and let all the work for them.I definitely think the couple should share their work.
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• Philippines
28 Sep 07
If husband and wife are both working, they should also share household chores. Children should also have their share of maintaining the house. This is not really for the purpose of getting all the jobs done nor to make their life a little harder. This is to give them lesson about responsibility. Because sooner or later they would have their own big responsibilities, they would at least have trainings already on small responsibilities thus, big responsibilities should be easy enough for them :)
• Canada
28 Sep 07
I think both the husband and wife should share the daily house work. If the husband has a hard day at work, that doesn't justify that he should be free from chores where as the wife would have to do it regardless if she has a hard day as well. Of course, there are certain circumstances where the husband works more hours than he gets to sleep and has very little free time except on the weekends. Even then he could help out on the weekends. But until the husband starts working in the coal mines all day for a few pennies, I believe the house work should be divided equally.
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@diillu (5128)
28 Sep 07
In my case also it is the woman who does all the housework. And even after getting job outside she has to come home, cook food and feed her family. It's really boring. My mom did the same. But these days me and my sister help her alot in the house hold chores. And dad used to also help her a little bit when we were kid. But I think house hold chores should be shared and done equally.
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@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
28 Sep 07
I think it is normal that man and woman do the housework together. Here in my house, normally I'm the one do the housework, but sometime, if there is a reason that I can't do that, of course mu husband would like to help me to do some part of the housework. Also with raising the kids, we always do it together, not only me but also my husband some time do baby sitting our children. Just have to communicate each other about what should we do in a day.