should women return home and leave working to the man of the house?

Australia
September 7, 2006 8:09am CST
What would happen if women gave up working and gave the workforce back to man, so he then can be proud to be the provider.
19 responses
@ErnestK73 (214)
• United States
8 Sep 06
No way. I think the Husband should stay home and the wife should go to work. LOL... I think if the wife wants to stay home, she should be able to if they can afford it.
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• United States
8 Sep 06
Some households need two incomes and some do not. If you don't need both incomes, then ultimately it is between you and your husband. Do you want to leave your job?
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@shaggydog (648)
• Canada
8 Sep 06
not unless she wants to,men really don't think that way anymore there are a few out there still that believe the little woman should stay home though, iam a woman that enjoys staying home i did work but my health prevents me from doing so, but i do love staying home
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
8 Sep 06
I get so annoyed when I hear women say it's more fulfilling to work than to be a homemaker. I work and let me tell you - it's a lot of crap. How can it be fulfilling to be a wage slave? Yep, we are all equal now - we are all, men and women alike, dependent on crappy jobs that don't even adequately supply what a family needs. And on top of that, we pay strangers to raise our kids for us. For this crap I blame the stupid feminists of the 70s. If married women and mothers had not joined the work force in large numbers, houses today wouldn't cost $200,000.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
7 Sep 06
I think that if providing an income fell just on a mans shoulder, we would all be poor and never see our husbands. In todays society it is next to impossible to survive on just one income. Even when males were the predominate people in the workforce, there were still women who worked.
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@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
7 Sep 06
I don't think there should be any hard rules about this, but it's a very personal choice for each family. The husband and wife should be in agreement and both should have some say in the matter. The most important thing is that there is harmony in the family. Some men stay home with the kids while the wife works, sometimes the other way around. Sometimes both work... just whatever makes the most sense for the family and whatever is necessary to pay the bills.
@My2Cents (291)
• Canada
7 Sep 06
I am the minority here I suppose. Although I do work because my family needs me to to get by some months (although I work very part time and my work allows me to be with my children :)); I am of the belief that a mom should be able to stay home with her children. In fact, I wish that was the commonality. I would trade in all my working days to be able to see my child grow and teach them the things I believe are important in life. My faith is one of them. I believe a childrens best teacher is their own parent (although I am for the school system) and feel sorry for moms who wwant the opportunity yet can not afford to stay home with their children. As for the men - well...my hubby could never be a SAHD (his words, not mine) and enjoys the work force and providing for his family. That, in his mind (and mine) is his role - and he does very well at it.
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• United States
17 Oct 06
Neaderthal thinking!!!! It take 2 incomes to survive today if you want all the bells & whistles. You got into a marriage to create a partnership, not this sh***t of let me provide for you. Life today isn't Ozzie & Harriet, the women of today have evolved and want an equal share in everything, including earning our own money. We have our own opinions on politics, economics, world leaders, ect. don't try to stiffle us now, we will revolt!! and it won't be pretty!
@easy123 (1486)
• India
17 Oct 06
yas this is responsiblity for me my husband come home than i am frist do love and kiss than smil my face becouse he also come lot work in office than no aragument any relex and i make tea than we sit in sofa than i have say my requrment
@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
15 Oct 06
in this age and time, however, both parents have to work in order to survive. but, say, even if money is not in question, as a woman, i'd still go out and look for a job (or something to do at least) to preserve my independence and self worth.
• India
9 Sep 06
workin women r poor house wifes , they dont know to cook they do nt take care of children nor they r good at bed so whole idae of workin women is sick
• Pakistan
8 Sep 06
coOf they will be upset, b/c i don’t know about her (girl) work and she doesn’t know about my (man) work. But one power is know what is best for me and her. That is (ALLAH) But we are involved each other, its life, its world, and no body know who is running to world, life, but I hope an unknown power (ALLAH) that is running to world. ALLAH (GOD) knows who the best person for any work.
• United States
8 Sep 06
The economy would utterly collapse. Usually, both women and men need to work, and sometimes they still are poor.
@ozkid92 (550)
• United States
8 Sep 06
only if they wanna live in the dumps for their lives. these days, nobody can survive on only one spouse doing the work
7 Sep 06
if women return home and leave working to the man of the house, life would be boring for women, they will have only housework and taking care of children and after they grow up it'll be hard for mums to fill their time with other things so couples should share responsibilities then everything would be equal somehow;) humans feel satisfied when they produce or when they earn money...
@aubry1 (268)
• United States
7 Sep 06
But what will happen to the woman when the man wants to leave the relationship. Women should stay in the workfore and make sure that they will be able to stand on their own two feet just incase the man skips out of the relationship. This would also create a better life for the family if two incomes are coming into the household.
@krishna183 (2286)
• India
7 Sep 06
both man and woman should be capabel of doing everything (except giving birth ..lol) .. with the present day demands .. we need to change
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
7 Sep 06
sometimes, men want to act as providers because of their pride. actually, it all depends on the couple. they can talk about it and solve it on their own. actually, both can work anyway. there's no problem to that. it's not nice for a woman to give up the job she loves just because of her husband's pride.
• Egypt
7 Sep 06
life may be awar that way,i guess we must share responsabilities,share life...