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Should woman work or stay at home

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Started: 2/8/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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20120506

Con

n the age of apparent equality women are increasingly encouraged to "have it all", balancing career, children and marriage to be seen as successful. However many feel this is bad for children who are then cared for by a childminder, nursery or member of the extended family (often grandparents). In many countries mothers (and indeed fathers) have a legal right to maternity (or paternity leave). For UK women this comprises 26 weeks paid leave and 26 weeks unpaid leave, in Sweden leave is offered to either parent until the child is 18 months old. Other options exist, protecting the right to ask for part-time work or flexible hours. However for many families, especially where the mother is the major breadwinner, it is financially impossible for her to stop work without considerable state support. However many studies also point to the years before a child starts school as the most important in its educational and emotional development. Many believe that for this reason the mother should be at home at least until her children start school in order to afford them the best start in life.
Battakova

Pro

Well, look, your argument is a bit unclear. If you are trying to suggest that women should stay at home, they are allowed to. There is nothing preventing them from making that choice. It's totally up to them to decide.
If you are trying to force them to stay at home, well, isn't that a little bit excessive? To me, it sounds like a direct breach of Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights, which is binding both in the UK and Sweden.
Obviously, every child is owed a set of obligations by each of its parent. That set of obligations is encapsulated by the concept of parental rights and responsibilities. What on Earth makes you think that an average mother cannot possibly combine breadwinning with discharging her parental obligations? In any case, even if she finds the two tasks encroach on one another, she has a choice to stop working at any time in order to attend to her child. But that decision has to be left up to her, not to you, or to me, or to anybody else.
Debate Round No. 1
20120506

Con

The best reason I can think of for staying at home is to enjoy being with your children while they are young - they'll be grown up and leave home soon enough. Also, so many kids these days are out of control because there is not consistent discipline... It can be acquired when one parent is home monitoring the kids
Next best is if you stay at home you don't have to wear yourself out 'juggling' (dread word) trying to manage job and home and kids.
The next best reason is you have plenty of time to do things that interest you, reading, watching TV, pursuing hobbies etc, and you are not stuck in some dreary office all day.
Another good reason for me is that they will not loose their beauty in pollution or after stressful work. After she will have more time to cook delicious food for their family.
Another one, work inside the home is as hard and as contributing to society and in many cultures women are expected to do all or most of it. Why should women do double work (outside and inside the home)?
Battakova

Pro

I think women should do whatever they want to do... personally... I'd like to work. I don't think women should sit at home and let her husband support her. if some want to do that fine. but i think that women should work and support them self be independent not have to depend on there husband. why doesn't he stay at home and take care of the kids and run errands all day. women & men are equal. its there own choice who works and who doesn't. but don't assume women are the ones staying home.

I consider that there are a lot of factors that state that women should work. The first one is that housekeeping, sitting at home and watching TV in the mean time leads to degradation. Housewife's education becomes useless because all the knowledge obtained at the university is getting lost witout practice. Also sitting at home leads to relationship problems with husband. Housewife may think that her husband doesn't pay her enough attention and appriciate her hosework. Housewife doesn't feel that society needs them and sometimes they feel a lack of companionship.
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