PSYCHOLOGY

“My Husband Wants Me To Work”: Woman Doesn’t Want To Earn A Living And Gives A Reasonable Explanation

Date July 3, 2019 17:53

Our modern world is full of active struggles for gender equality. It implies the removal of all social barriers that prevents one from personal development due to gender identity.

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In particular, women are expanding their rights quite actively now. Since the end of the 19th century, they have been able to make visible progress in their struggle, namely to achieve the right to vote equally alongside men.

Nevertheless, women still face gender inequality at work: they are paid less, and they are much less likely to hold managerial positions, despite the same experience and skills as men.

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“My husband wants me to work, but I really don’t want to!”

Although feminism is now actively developing, some women are certain that work is man's responsibility. One forum user complained that her husband persuaded her to get a job while she didn’t want to. Alina shared:

Once I worked for half a year in my tax specialty. It was terrible! Working 5 days with just 2 days off is a catastrophe: you either go to work, work, or go from work. Eventually, you have only a single normal day off since on Sunday, you have depression because tomorrow you must start it all over again.

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At the same time, the woman noted she wasn’t resting: she has to deal with household chores and children, one of which was sickly.

My husband started talking about the fact that I need to work again in my specialty. He earns well but says that my contribution won't hurt... God, I am terrified.

Should a woman work?

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It is worth noting that not all share Alina’s opinion. More than half of the topic readers believe that a woman should work. They claim that a modern woman has no good reasons to stay at home. In addition, with the rising cost of living, families have begun to need two sources of income. Meanwhile, men must often take half of their work home.

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The rest of the users are sure that a working woman won’t have time to cook, clean, and raise children, which means she should stay at home.

What do you think about this? Should a modern woman work if her husband earns enough? Share your opinions in the comments!