Housewives and mothers have very demanding jobs. As we can see by this question, they are not respected for what they do nor do they get paid. But they should. Running a house is like running a company. Long, thankless hours of taking care of other people should be rewarded. Most women are so disrespected, they do not get even pin money to spend in any way they see fit.
Gender stereotypes dictate that the woman’s place is in the home and that is an inferior position in the social hierarchy than the male’s corporate bread-winner status. The stereotype is particularly damaging to women’s expectations for themselves and the way society treats women. By paying housewives for their work, A greater emphasis is placed on the role of the home-keeper and on the women that tend to this job. It elevates the position of women in the household by economically empowering them and giving them the very thing that usually implies the greater importance of the bread-winners in the family (economic power and status). Moreover, It elevates societal views of housewives and home-keepers by valuing their contributions to the household and society in a tangible, Monetary way that society cares about. Paying housewives for their work grants greater social status and power to women and family lives, Which improves views of women and the roles they take in the family.
Women don’t have to reproduce. Women don’t have to be Mothers. In fact in America it would be recognized professionally for a Mother to get a job as a nanny so she could hire a nanny to care for her own child. Most likely that nanny she hired is paying a daycare to raise her child so she can be a nanny to that Mothers child!
The ridiculousness of the entire subject is absurd to me that anyone would even question the value of a Mother or her right to be compensated for her labor (regardless of love, Religion, Personal beliefs, Etc. . ) we all age and become elderly. We all need security in retirement. We all need to be able to plan for ourselves as we near old age. When we remove these protections from the very heart of our families and homes (our Mothers) we are causing heart disease and breast cancer to our own Mothers! Yes, It is nice to want to believe in fairy tales and marriages that last forever, And husbands who don’t secretly spend retirement in a mistress, Or women who don’t run off with the mailman, Or gender equality, And equal access to an education and successful career. However, The realities are very different and in fact very unequal. If we truly want equality we must recognize and respect our inequalities equally.
They are not respected for their work. If paid, Their work will be more acknowledged and respected. They will also have more interest in their job (just like any other employee). They will not feel they are just wasting their life, And nor will the surrounding society. They can live.
Labor should be paid. By doing housework the individual is loosing time where they would be doing other works. This includes child raising, Or looking after significant others. This along with cooking not only for oneself but for others contributes to their performance in society. How much should be given is a different topic.
Because they are helping the country's economy and welfare in the long-run. What are those kids who had a mother/father to guide them and remind them to do their work grow up to be? Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers. Just because housewives aren't making a direct and immediate contribution to the country doesn't mean that they aren't making a contribution at all. Imagine if every kid was just running around and watching TV all day because their parents are at work and there's no one to tell them to study. In the future, The country would have pretty bad doctors, Lawyers, Etc.
In addition, Single parents will finally be able to both take care of their kids and make an income. Many parents are struggling because they have young kids that need to be taken care of, But there's no one to help them while they're at work.
Last but not least, The parent will most likely be putting the money they earn towards paying off loans, Paying taxes, Providing for their kids/household, Etc. They most likely will not be using it to get a massage or go to a resort for the year.
Maybe someone is not allowed/not able to do some job because of any reason. And for those females monthly payment it doesn't matter how much it is but should be given to them so that they get some support personally for themselves and for their own things to do. Thanks
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If that benefits someone else - yes. If the partner is cleaning after himslef, Cooking, And doing other job on the household, Then no. I suppose this is the case when men spend time making money, While women stay at home and run the place. They should be payed as would any other maid or helper, According to the effort and time invested, And the quality of their work And it should be payed by the benefiting partner, Not the country.
Daycare centers are limited in hours, It's very very difficult to find a job that fits into the 6-6 time set and no weekends or nights. Nearly impossible to find because they are all sucked up by women who don't have families and women who really don't need to work.
Housewives should not be paid for two reasons first is that either the state or the government would have to pay them, putting our country more in the hole. Second is because they provide nothing to society, only their family. Besides if they really want some extra money they should find a job, and put their kids in daycare.
Why? Everyone needs a clean house and chores to be done. Its not a job, its a responsibility. And the employee-employer relationship will be massively damaging, when does it get to the point where if the housespouse can get fired or demoted? Seems rediculous to me. Btw, I'm a 31 year old male who is the "house wife" I cant work due to disability, I do not recieve any government support or welfare assistance, my partner works and we are lower class. I enjoy keeping everything clean and livable so my partner can relax and not worry about it after a hard days real work
Housewives are put there for a reason and to look after a family is not a job, you can go online working government for money and get income if that's how much money you want but you cannot go looking after a baby and ask the government for money. That is stupid!!!!!!
This argument is easily decided.HouseWives are almost doing nothing all day which I believe is unfair towards the Teachers,Docters in this society.One question that always crosses my mind when thinking about this argument is how the HouseWives will get paid.By government?No it will just put us into financial trouble,HouseWives should not get paid because if they really need money they would get a job.
Why? Your turning a loving relationship into an employee employer contract because you feel women arent "Compensated enough". Marriage as it exists essentially binds a man and a women into a contact where they share almost everything and on top of that you want the man to pay for a choice that both he and the woman made? How would you implement this? Would you have a new agency, or use the police? How much would this cause? How many people would object out of some sort of belief and how many would create fake documentation to avoid paying? How does it "enhance economic condtions for the family" if the husband is paying? If the government pays for it, why? So that 97% of mothers can do the same thing as before, 1% are helped and 2% scam the system?
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Why should the government pay a stay at home wife isn't that what welfare is about. And were is this money going to come from, if we pay them then we are just digging ourselves in a deeper hole with money. So no i don't think women should get paid to stay at home and take care of their children.
As Mustachero said, a wife is entitled to 50% of the marriage's money. As for the extra income, where do you think this money would be coming from? Since no one is going to hire someone to raise that someone's own child, this money would likely come from taxes (and be a massive economic drain). Whilst I'm all for the feminism movement in regards to creating equality, impractical ideas like this are not feasible.
Setting aside personal instances , the role of a house spouse is one that is rooted within the family. The spouse whether she be a woman or a man contributes to the family but not to society at large, aside from this both husband and wife need to be able to share duties at home.
I will refrain from using traditional gender roles and say that as the breadwinner cannot obviously spend as much time at home as s/he must work for the financial stability of the family . Like wise if the house-spouse has decided not to work it falls upon the single bread winner to pay for his/her material needs which can only be done in middle or upper middle class families not in the lower income classes.
Third , this restricts the social mobility that can be achieved by the house-spouse who would have no incentive to go out and work. With only a single income source , the lifestyle would already be significantly restricted as compared to one with a double income household. If the breadwinner is made to pay a salary to the house-spouse in addition to the allowance that s/he gives them , the status of this family would be reduced significantly.
Fourth, as pointed out by various other people , who would pay this salary? Most countries do not have the economic strength needed to provide such income to every house-spouse , and if the sole breadwinner is made to pay a salary it brings no additional income into the home which defeats the purpose of making housework paid altogether.
A salary is a form of periodic payment from an employer to an employee, which may be specified in an employment contract.
Who employs the housewives? The government? Their Husbands?
How can you be paid to do a fundamental task which is for the sake of your children and family. That's like saying children should be paid for doing house chores. Its home keeping.