Why are woman so LAZY? They do not cook or clean or do anything anymore !

United States
February 11, 2007 5:08pm CST
My mother cooked, Cleaned, Sewed, Made our halloween costumes, , she came to our school plays, and baked cookies with us! I continue this tradition of home with my 2 sone and my daughter, I do all of these things with them I even sew which is almost unheard of anymore in the states! I darn my husbands socks! Why are so many woman lazy? they want to do nothing. They don't cook, clean or sew anymore? Don't they realize they are teaching their sona and daughters to be lazy? What are your thoughts?
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@dbeamon (128)
• United States
11 Feb 07
i dont know where you are from but i still do all those things and hold down a full time job. i work 15 hrs a day and still come home and clean house and cook for my family. i dont know where you get off saying women are lazy. ido all those things you have said. except the darning of my hubbys socks. where i live we just throw them out and buy new ones. besides that why would a woman have to do it all alone if she is married and working full time as well. why cant the husband or partner help out as well. itw people like you that really irratate me
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• United States
11 Feb 07
Wow! I wasn't even talking about you then I dont get it why people who don't even fit the discription of what I am talking about get so pissed off! I used to work a full time job too and do it all I quit because my children were suffering! also I mean these young girls who have no job, they live off their boyfirnds and cannot cook, clean , or do anything else they don't even have a job I have met LOTS of them! and it irritates me when people don't understand what someone is talking about so they just go in defending instead of adding useful information!
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• United States
12 Feb 07
I sure have got alot of responsees though haven't I?
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@callarse1 (4787)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Well, I think other people need to help out with the house and not just the female. However, I know some women that do what the original poster was saying. I think someone can be lazy without being taught. I think there are many people out there that do a lot of things. :D
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• United States
11 Feb 07
Maybe they have other things to do, such as WORK, you know, at an actualy JOB. The newsflash here is, most parents have to work..and that means BOTH of them have to work so the family can survive. Just because you aren't working and can have the entire day to do housework and everything with the children doesn't mean everyone else can.
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@callarse1 (4787)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Yea, some people are an only parent therefore they may be working two jobs. However, I think it is amazing that people do a lot and clean their house. It is amazing. :D
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@lols189 (4797)
12 Feb 07
that is pure laziness payin sum 1 2 clean your house. i would rather get off my bum and do it myself as am not bone idle!!
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@callarse1 (4787)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Well I am sorry, I have to disagree. Just imagine if you made 100 000 000 000 000 000 USD, and you lived in a mansion. You are going to tell me that you wouldn't have a butler, a maid, a cook and a gardener? I can imagine not having all those with a small house, but I can imagine having them if the house is very big. Pablo
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@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I'm sure that's a bit of a generalization, but I'm sure you're aware of that. I can appreciate the point you're making, since in both my 10+ year long term relationships I made the money AND did most of the cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping and whatever. But that wasn't exactly because I was with "lazy" women, but rather because it turned out that both my ex and the person I live with after that were chronically depressed and battling a huge cocktail of physical ailments.
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@xXmeganxX (4421)
11 Feb 07
hi there, not all women are lazy like that, the ones who are lazy are probably loaded and get people to do the cooking and cleaning for them! i clean top to bottom of my house every single day! my life consists of cleaning mostly, tho i don't cook all the time because of a scare when i was younger, my partner cooks for us, but what i can say is when my partner's not home then i have no choice but to cook! i only tell him too cook also is because i don't want him thinking his life is brilliant and the world revolves around him because it doesn't he has to pay a part in the home too, it's not just the women's job! also with my child she does clean most times and yet she is only 1 year old, she puts her nappies in the bin, she switches the washing machine on and sometimes when she messes the house, she will try her best to tidy it back, i think this is brilliant because she is taking after me and will knoww hat to do in life when she is older! :O)
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@callarse1 (4787)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Well, if you had lots of money wouldn't you have people clean, too? I think we all would. So what do you think if a male did all that cleaning? Is there a problem with that? I think that would be an interesting question to discuss.
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@xXmeganxX (4421)
12 Feb 07
no i seriously would not, i like to keep myself active and busy, id rather do it myself then i know the jobs done proerley. :)
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@xXmeganxX (4421)
12 Feb 07
if males need would clean it all up then yes great, let them because as i said they need to play a part in the home too.
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@lols189 (4797)
11 Feb 07
no not all women are lazy. u must be lazy 2 think that every 1 else is! i always clean all mine and my boyfriends flat and do the cooking plus we both work 10 hours a day so i wouldnt call that lazy by far
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• United States
11 Feb 07
why are all of you taking this as a personal attack if you do all of these things then Obiously I was not talking about you personally! I think it is funny how woman always respond as defensive about themselves! I work 10 hours a day too for a very long time I am not saying that if you work you should still hav eto do everything I think though that the ART of being a Mother is diminishing and alot of woman out there do NOTHING they do Not work, clean, cook, NOTHING! Those are the woman I am bashing!
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@lols189 (4797)
12 Feb 07
well am not a mother. if u dont want people 2 bash u then dont say ALL
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@not4me (1711)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Lemme help ya out... Her question asked, (now this is a quote) "Why are so many woman lazy?" She said "so many", not all. People are just hearing what they want to hear to start an argument for the sake of arguing. Instead of being on the Internet arguing over nothing they could be cleaning! HAHA jk. (
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@Anakata2007 (1787)
• Canada
11 Feb 07
If women work full time they shoudln't have to also do all that work at home.
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@callarse1 (4787)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I think I agree with you! Like I was saying, I think the men and the children need to help out with the housework. I think a family is like a team and everyone should do his or her part, or am I wrong?
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@meoasis (720)
• Nepal
12 Feb 07
yea the family will be happy with a combine effort a team work
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@brimia (6582)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I still do all of those things too and usually enjoy it. I think there have always been lazy people, since the beginning of time, women AND men.
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@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
12 Feb 07
Your question is a generalization, that is the reason why so many people got angry. The world has changed, more than half the women in Western countries hold down jobs outside the home. Furthermore, they have to develop new skills, other than sewing and darning socks. You can buy a pair of socks in the dollar store for one dollar, but if you are in the workplace and neglectto upgrade your skills and don't keep up to date with new technologies you can loose a couple of thousand a year. Women who do not practice traditional skills are not necessarily lazy. They have to juggle homes, careers and families. Many women also raise their kids on their own. Believe me, if you have to do that there is no time for making costumes and baking cookies. What we should teach our kids is to be able to be independent, teach them to look after themselves, they should know basic cooking, doing a laundry, sewing on a button, living within their income, balance their cheque book and rely on themselves. They should be taught the importance of having an education, a trade, a profession, and a way of earning a living as an adult. This goes for boys and girls. Girls may not cook and sew anymore but in Canada they make up more than 50% of all university graduates. Increasingly young men also live on their own and do their own housework. This is the world we live in.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Oh I also know all about the working world I have been a reataurant manager and have run my own small business I am at the top of my field and have raised three very bright children without the help of men! I do understand where these woman are coming from if that would have been what I meant, But sadly one of my words did not come through It was Why are SOME woman Lazy!? Does that change things? Well so none of the answers are correct and the woman who have rated me poorly should be ashamed of themselves!
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Oh yes there is time for cookies I worked 75 hours a week and still sewed and baked cookies!
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• Canada
12 Feb 07
Check your post again. It says why are woman lazy? it does not say some woman. I think that is why people got so angry. So don't start to twist your words around. By the way you could also check the dictionary. The plural of woman is women. But then again it could have been a typo, we all make them.
@bethmt (419)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I think what you're saying is a generalization. Not all women are lazy and from the women that I know or have as friends I just don't see it. Of course laziness can also be in the eye of the beholder. Just because a woman doesn't sew or bake may just mean that she's not interested in those things or she may really suck at sewing like I do. :) It's important for women (and men) to be good role models to their children and teach them good solid living skills but the interpretation of this is different for everyone. There are certainly women and men who are slovenly or who don't show any interest in their children but not everyone is this way.
• United States
12 Feb 07
I never said all woman ! I said there are woman pour there that do NOTHING and there are trust me!
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@bethmt (419)
• United States
12 Feb 07
All right then, my mistake; it's just that the title of the post said "why are women so lazy". I gave as honest of an answer as I could but if you don't agree, that's fine. Another reason why a woman (or a man, because men take care of households too) has a sloppy home or isn't interested in things is that they may be suffering from severe depression. In that case then they would need to get some kind of treatment.
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Wow-- I can feel your rage-- I am a woman! I am not LAZY.. I guess you should be more clear in your questions-- First off do you have a full time job? Most women I know work full time and raise a family. In this day and age it is normal to have a 50/50 marriage.. Relationships are supposed to be 50/50.. What's wrong with the husband helping out around the house? Cooking, going to school with the kids? NOTHING! This is not the 1940's- Leave it to Beaver days.. Most families have to have both parents working in order to pay for the things they want. And for the record - when my fiance's socks gets holes in them- we throw them away! Darning socks?? Maybe that's why we both work. So If you're not talking about me either-- Please try to rephrase your discussions.
@callarse1 (4787)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Well, in my humble opinion, I think a marriage should be 100% on both parts. If you are only giving fifty percent, then to me that is failing. If your child received fifty percent in school that is failing, so therefore if in your marriage your only giving fifty percent of yourself then I think you are setting yourself up for failure. :(.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Wow this is so sad Yes I worked FULL time More than and I wasn't talking about all woman but yes society has gone to the birds and so have woman today!
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@hmike_d (1529)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
I think not all women are like that. My wife cooks, cleans, cares for our kids and do everything at home. She has a small business though but still she can manage. That's why I am doing my job well in exchange of her being so great for us.
@tictac714 (976)
• United States
11 Feb 07
You know I'm sure you are offending a lot of people with this comment. I think it is lovely that you darn your husband's socks, But I highly doubt that you are holding a job. Don't get me wrong, stay at home mom IS a full time job and I appreciate that for sure, but those of us who work just don't have time to darn socks. So it's a little lousy of you to compare these things. Sure you go on to say you're talking about young girls mooching off their boyfriends. Do you really think there aren't boys doing the same thing???? And even if that is what you meant, it is still hurtful to be a medical student who works very long hours and still tries to cook and clean and hear a comment like you just made. For the most part, women do their best. But we're not superheroes and you ought to know that, since you're one yourself.
• United States
12 Feb 07
I don't think she targeted working ladies or girls mooching off on her boyfriends, dearie. If she was she would've said so in her above comment. She was merely stating how she noticed alot of very lazy girls. Who're probably without jobs and just goof off all day...some people can do that, some can't. Woman as a whole I think work very hard..but I believe this dicussion was for the percentage that don't. I agree she probably could've worded the title of this thing better..but it is an attention grabber..she should get a little credit at least.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Thank you Yes exactly
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Your topic line says "woman are lazy" it doesn't say what kind what of woman it just says woman so technically that includes you.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Just because women dont cook does not in any way mean they are lazy I raised 4 children by myself had to work shift work for 22 yrs to clothe them and keep a roof over thier heads I didnt and still dont cook Than God I had my mom living with me so they never missed a meal but i resent being called lazy They are all grown now and if i offer to fix a meal for them they all laugh and tell me mom you a chemist but your no cook!
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@callarse1 (4787)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Yes, and some people aren't very good cooks. You know, we are all good at things, but there are some things that we aren't good at. However, I would suggest if you go out to eat to take some of the food home because it is a lot of food they give you at the restaurants.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
I agree ilive in the Usa and the resturaunt give way too big a serving I always brin home food !today is my birthday and my daughter is taking me out to dinnes so I know i wont have to fix lunch tommorow !LOL
@koikoikoi (1247)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Well I gotta say that I get what you're saying. To me I think that real women are pretty much disappearing not that their are none left just that a real woman to find with good qualities is hard to find nowadays. Mostly no women out there don't know how to do anything anymore or as you said their are just so lazy. No cook, no clean, no taking care of the children or men or whatever they're supposed to do. I posted a similar discussion and I got totally shot down by sensitive people that can't face the facts. But I totally agree with you.
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• United States
23 Feb 07
Thank you and for the Hundredth time I did not mean all women. I did however mean alot of them! The ones tht don't work, or take care of their home or children, Those are the woman I was speaking of. The women who responded to my discussion are Offended by me even thouh I was not reffering to them at all, If you are not LAZY then I am not talking about you! I just think there is an ART of being a woman thT IS BEING lost FOREVER! Our grandmothers may have been the last of a dying breed! My Grandmother made her own homemade Pasta, and Rolls, Bread, and the best cookies and Pies I have ever tasted. I am the only one I know following in the Foot steps of My Family Traditions set my Grandmothers and their mothers. It has become a priority for us to work Full ime jobs and have others raise our children, and we are losing a part of our Heritage and history. It is Sad.
• United States
12 Feb 07
Some women may be lazy, or just spoiled. But I think most women are just too tired to do all the things that our mothers did when we were growing up. Years ago, mothers stayed home and raised their children. That was their job. But now, most women have to go out and work a full time job, so they just do not have the energy to do everything else. And it would not be fair to expect them to. When women work full time outside of the house, their husbands and children should pitch in and help with the housework.
• United States
12 Feb 07
i'm kinda guilty of this one, coz i didn't learn to do chores back home. welp, my mom is a very hardworking mom. she does everything from cooking to sewing to helping us with our homework. and it's probably because she wanted us to 'enjoy' and concentrate more on our studies and ourselves than helping do chore that she prefered not to let us handle brroms and frying pans. but now that i am married, and believing that i have a little creativity in me, plus the fact that i want things in order, i am doing chores little by little, even now that i am 5 months pregnant. i cook, i wash the dishes, i do the laundy... i realized that it's not really so hard after all.. but with other people being lazy, it's just one of two tings: doing chores is not their priority or they got used to just sitting pretty. i used to be the latter, good thing i rediscovered myself later.
• United States
12 Feb 07
I see a lot of women who sew. My daughters absolutely loved sewing and on most of my trips to the crafts stores I was surprised to see so many young people shopping for patterns and materials. Times are changing but I think most women could not be considered LAZY, just a small percentage.
• United States
12 Feb 07
I Cook, Clean, Sew and do all the things My great Grandmother did. My mother didnt. She struggled to help my dad keep food on the table and a roof over our heads. When I first got married and became a housewife most of my friends and family thought I was crazy. Why would I want to give up my life for my husband? Everyone is different. I feel I am where I need to be and others do what they feel is right for them. I dont have the social stress that women who work out of the home have. I am where I am most loved all the time. Im not sure I would call it lazy. Just different from me.
@shalwani (760)
• Pakistan
12 Feb 07
First of all I am amazed that being a women you are still saying and facing the truth. Well the trust is that not just women but all mankind are indulged in laziness. This is because they are getting attracted towards sin more and more.
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@babystar1 (4234)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I still do all the house cleaning in my home. When my kids were young I stayed home with them, I took care of all my 4 kids and did all the house cleaning ,cooking washing, shopping. When my youngest was ten years old I went to work part time,and still came home and did all the cooking and house cleaning.I been at my job now for 17 years and still do all the house work, but now my husband helps with the cooking.
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