“The place of the woman is in the kitchen.”

As a little boy, I started hearing “The place of the woman is in the kitchen.” I don’t hear it much these days. Many people think it discriminates against women, and frown at it; but there are still many people who hold uncompromisingly that the place of the woman is in the kitchen; that women are to be seen and not to be heard.

Some actually go beyond mere talking to put an embargo on any attempt by their wives to become career women or get any kind of paid job outside the home.

And it may surprise you that it’s not men alone who hold this view. Some women agree and say a woman should not get office work for a salary but should stay at home and take care of it and her family.

Of course, evidently, this makes the woman dependent on her husband for all her financial needs with all the humiliation that will definitely go with it.

Have you heard this debate in your community? What is your take on it? Are there disadvantages when a married woman is working in an office outside her home?

6 thoughts on ““The place of the woman is in the kitchen.”

  1. I must add here something that we should not judge anything as a man / woman.. It is his /her choice.. A man also may love to cook and look after babies if he likes… another thing I feel, women can do lot of works simultaneously but men can’t do that much.. May be it is due to lack of desire…

  2. I have heard it and I can’t say that I agree or disagree. Some women love to be in the kitchen and home with their babies. I know I did. However, babies get older and for me personally I enjoy working as well. Balance is so crucially important!

  3. I’ve heard the debate and here’s my take. I believe women should be where ever they want to be. If they want to be a Stay at home Mom. Do it. If you want to have a career, you can do that, too. It doesn’t matter what they do society will criticize them.So they should follow their hearts and be at peace with it. 🙂

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