About four years ago, I took a gender psychology course in undergrad. My term paper was based on how gender roles of women have changed between the 1950′s and present day. During this period of time women have made amazing strides. They’ve grabbed the bull by the horns and fought for equal opportunity. This fight is an ongoing one.
Today women are as independent as ever.
Virtually most of today’s women spend as much time working as a man does. This has been accompanied by a growing number of women who don’t fulfill traditional duties. Now I’m not overgeneralizing. I know many women still operate traditionally in the household. However, it’s more common seeing women who aren’t versed in housekeeping nowadays.
There’s a population of men who are very adamant in traditional household structure.
There’s men who can’t warm to the idea of taking care of the home themselves. To some, cleaning, cooking, and laundry are stocked attributes that a woman should possess. I certainly believe a woman should be able to wash her own clothes. That’s pretty basic. But how about women who can’t cook? What about women who don’t know how to clean the house? Should women be tasked with handling these tasks?
I always believe in sticking to your strengths.
If I date a woman and I’m a better cook, then I have no qualms in handling cooking. If my lady is great at ironing then I’d leave her to it. But I digress because I know I’m just a bit different. Many men can’t date a woman without rudimentary skills. These are skills that they deem basic. They can be so adamant about these said things that it could negate other great qualities. I was curious to know from my SBM fam how this plays out in your lives. How many of you ladies aren’t the domestic type? How many of the fellas require a woman to have domestic skills? Do domestic skills correlate to quality of parenting? I’m curious to know. What say you?
These are my words and I make no apologies.
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