A married woman duty is to care for the family, home and husband?

Malaysia
@zandi458 (27695)
August 2, 2008 10:41pm CST
I was brought up to believe that once a woman is married, her sole responsibility is to stay home and care for her family while the husband goes out to work. Being a housewife and a homemaker is also a job which is more demanding in nature then a 8am to 5pm job outside. But in many cases, the family income would be insufficient if the husband alone were working. For some, marriage would not even be possible if the woman could not continue here employment or profession. In this turn of century more and more women are highly educated and on par with men holding high professional posts. Don't you think it is a waste of talent and intelligence if a woman vegetate at home once they are married? Married women lose contact with the outside world when they have nothing to occupy them but their own family affairs and thus may become poor companions for their husbands and growing children. A full time housewife is an obsolete tradition, do you agree?