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Should woman work or stay at home

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Started: 2/6/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Azeke

Con

In 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.
Andrew_UK

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
Azeke

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)?
Andrew_UK

Pro

Well, first of all, there is no evidence that where at least one parent stays at home, kids tend to be more disciplined. The issue of discipline involves too many factors and contentious definitions. You can't claim that out of the blue.

If you think of it, kids also need money to survive, and very often it is necessary for mothers to work, so that their kids can simply sustain their living.

Actually, I'd prefer to be stuck in some "dreary office" all day, rather than spend this day watching TV as you say. Empricial research suggests that long hours in front of telivision are detrimental to one own's health. Yes, pursuing your hobbies may be a laudable activity, but have you never thought that work might be a hobby?

The issue of beauty is irrelevant to the debate. Firstly, it is up to women to determine what they want themselves to look like. Pollution equally affects those who sit around at home and those who go to work. Plus, you have suggested that working at home is equally "hard" and stressful. Wouldn't that contribute to beauty being lost?

In some societies it is okay for women to do the home chores. In Western society it is more equalised. We leave that choice to the woman. Who on Earth are you to impose your own rules on every woman's lifestyle? Every woman has billions of considerations that affect her choice of whether to stay at home or to go to work. In Western culture, we allow her to make that choice, while you want to take it away?
Debate Round No. 2
Azeke

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Debate Round No. 4
Azeke

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by bubblygirl 1 year ago
bubblygirl
If the mom can't handel it, she will deal with it. Woman have worked hard to be where we are, saying that woman cannot and should not work is like saying you are for segregation because that is what it is :P Woman have ever right to do what men do! This country would not be where it is if it had not been for woman. Who runs the worls?? GIRLS!
Posted by bladerunner060 1 year ago
bladerunner060
What is your assertion? There's nothing here but a question and a "some believe".
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