Black Women : The value of 'women's work'

Discussion in 'Black Women - Mothers - Sisters - Daughters' started by karmashines, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. karmashines

    karmashines Banned MEMBER

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    Why does society have no problems paying big bucks for services deemed as women's work (daycare, maid service, nannies, etc.) but if a woman decides to be a housewife she's considered lazy and not 'working'?
     
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    Who said a Housewife Lazy?

    I always thought that was a full time job.
     
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    kente417mojo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I feel housework is demanding and very neccessary and valuable. I don't think housewives are lazy. Of course some are, but as a whole, I don't think they are lazy people. My daughter goes to childcare and it's less than $300 per month, so I don't believe that people HAVE to spend big bucks for certain things. Some people don't look around. I don't see why anyone needs maid service.
     
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    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Same here, it is one of the most valuable jobs in the world!
     
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    sonnee01 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Lazy???? That is one of the biggest misconceptions about "housewifes" Their job never stops. Unlike the 9-5 job, at 5:00 mom has the pots boiling, more then likely just return home from picking the child/children from school/practice, so on so forth.... and shorthly there after homework is going full speed....and then here comes Daddy... and mom has to be presentable for her King (smile).

    So for those of you who were not aware... being a "housewife" is a full time job with GREAT benefits!!
     
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