Change is a rule of nature and changes don’t take place overnight. A lot of time passes by, dates, months, years shift swiftly but change takes place subtly, invisible yet always in progress. It takes centuries for it to show. A lot of patience and persistence go in to bring upon the change. Time stands testimony to how this whole society evolved, responsibilities were entrusted to men and women. Woman would take care of home while man would go out of house to earn bread for family. For generation after generation this continued, though exceptions did take place but those were invisible up till now. For time immemorial women infused their personality in others, no questions raised none asked. Always in backseat despite of sacrificing so much, making everyone else their priority. Times have changed and we see paradigm shift in men’s attitude towards women, they have become more and more cognizant regarding their role at home. This is a welcomed turn of events, a breath of fresh air. Their different outlook at things have helped women to break the stereotypes, come out of their homes and explore life. Its not like women never did this on their own before but the struggle was immense. It was not just the society alone whom she had to stand against but at home too she had to put up a fight for her basic rights.
Today men are shouldering equal responsibilities at home, taking care of children, helping in household chores and at the same time supporting their wives, so they can go out and work. Some of them have started to work from home just to lend their full support to their wives. What was considered as taboo at one point of time and looked down upon, is now becoming a trend and lifestyle of many households. This marks the real progress of mankind specially in our Indian society. Though this change is yet to reach the masses but this new beginning is indeed promising. Its very heartening to see, today man has realized the potential of his woman and doesn’t hold her back. She is no more considered as someone to be remained inside the four walls and alone responsible for taking care of house and children. In metropolitan cities in India, where both husband and wife are working, it has been seen now, husbands are willingly coming forward to split the responsibilities of the house and children. This, in a way, is helping them to make a better future for their children. Moreover, this change has come as boon for women. When you have an understanding man besides you, even a woman can conquer the world.
After marriage a woman goes through series of changes in terms of adjusting in a new family, striking a balance between house and work responsibilities and once she becomes mother the responsibilities increase ten folds. At the same time, so many changes take place in her body too, keeping up with that along with other stuff can be really challenging. It sometimes leads to anxiety, depression etc. In these times, if her man holds her hand and tells her “don’t worry I am here” she can’t ask for more than that. This is all what she wants. Personally, I know so many couples, who are adjusting with each other and understanding each others work commitments and helping each other fulfilling house duties. If a man takes care of house and children, it doesn’t make him less of a man , it makes him more mature and understanding and I, firmly, believe this major change should be whole heartedly hailed. This has indeed made women stance in society really strong. I wish more and more people join this revolution. Amen!
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