Monday, 19 January 2015

Who said doing laundry is a 'WOMEN ONLY' work?

Nobody likes wearing dirty clothes irrespective of one being a man or a woman, right?
Then, why only women should clean up the mess while men munch on their chips comfortably lying on the couch?

Look look, Here are some statistics you surely don't wanna miss out on-

-> More than 2/3rds of Indian women feel, there exists inequality at home, between men and women*.

-> 76% of Indian men feel, laundry is a woman's job*.

->  85% of working Indian women** feel they have two jobs, one at work and another at home*.

->  73% of married Indian women feel, a man prioritizes relaxing over helping with household           chores*.

->  More than 2/3rds of Indian men prefer to watch TV than to do the laundry*.

->  77% of Indian men, depend on women for doing the laundry*.

Aren't these facts astonishing? They sure are.

Thanks to Ariel 's survey by AC Nielsen in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad & Bangalore, in November 2014. 

It's high time to breathe in the air of change, ladies, It's time to let men handle their own work like we do ours. No one is superior or inferior to the other anymore.
We ourselves need to be the change if we wish to see it around us.
It's starts with ME, with YOU, with US!

So, the next time your man complains of why the laundry isn't done, tell him you aren't his servant. Be polite, be respectful, be lovely as you always are.
Tell him if he wears his clothes himself, he can clean it himself too. What else did God give him those two hands for? 

And Men, stop acting like God because you yourself know, you aren't one.
We all are humans and it's time to behave like one too.

Once men and women together start doing laundry and other household chores, the workload falls to half and there's more time for drives, movies, good food, dates and fun.
Won't you like it that way?
You sure would.

So, let's march forward and make gender equality in every aspect our prime motive, our responsibility and I promise you that day ain't far when we'll achieve it like one happy family of proud Indians!


P.S- I am writing for #IsLaundryOnlyAWomansJob activity at in association with Ariel.

Equality everywhere? Then why is Laundry only a woman's dare?

Here's what came up from Ariel's recent survey conducted by AC Nielsen-

Yes, Being a lady this disturbs me.
What about you?


Why not, is what I say.
We talk about gender equality. We talk about giving everyone equal opportunities and work, we talk about Indian women coming at par with men but everything falls apart when it comes to the household chores.
Men doing laundry in India is a strict 'No-No'. Why? Because it hurts their ego.
While women are drying clothes, men are relaxing themselves on the couch having beer on a lazy Sunday morning. WOW!
And that's how India will reach the stage of gender equality? Kudos. Huh!

Let me tell you a short instance that I recently encountered at a friend's place.

So it was one of our vacation weekends when my friend's father got up in the morning and started shouting at his wife for the laundry wasn't done on time and the shirt that he was supposed to wear for a party that evening was still dirty.
To this his wife softly replied, 'We have a washing machine and I was really busy all this while. If it's this important to you, why didn't you do the laundry yourself? I mean it's no rocket science, right?'
And then Uncle got infuriated and screamingly left the house.

This made me think, Would the world end if he would have himself taken up the responsibility of doing the laundry?

This is a big problem that still awaits a solution.

Washing machines have made doing laundry 10* times easier, what we need to do is tell our men to stand up for themselves, and show some support in doing the work.
So when we get together to work, be it inside the house or outside, is when India will see a new light, the light of equality where men and women equally march towards success.

So Ladies, raise your voices. It's time to speak up. It's either Now or Never.

P.S- I am writing for #IsLaundryOnlyAWomansJob activity at in association with Ariel.