FAMILY MATTERS: SHOULD MEN BE ALLOWED TO COOK FOR THEIR WIVES? by Okoye Godwin

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As a youth , while growing up I could remember vividly my parents sharing chores between I and my siblings, the girls would be asked to sweep and cook while the boys were asked to do chores apart from cooking , and I am sure this same training was also inculcated and enforced in most families and when we asked why they would say “that is how it is”. This form of training has left a deep mark in the life of most people especially the men and younger boys who now see such work (cooking) as the work of only the opposite sex (women) in the society.
In our generation today, things has turned around from the usual way of our of our fathers that’s why it’s known as the “21st century”. Critically examining this issue, should men be allowed to cook for their wives?. In the past, it was known that it’s a taboo for a man to be found handling kitchen utensils much less cooking when he has a wife “at home”. This gender-biased culture could be understood from an angle that women are the sole owners of the kitchen which is wrong.
Moreover, looking deep into the society today we can observe the fact that women also partake in occupation and career for the sake of helping  and supporting their husbands, this stress on the part of the woman becomes burdensome when they would have to come back and continue domestic chores and duties. The African mentality of cooking being the sole responsibility of women should be erased as mutual agreement can make it possible for men to partake also in cooking in the family and a way of helping his wife regardless of cultural and ethnic perspective, that is, it could be done out of free will and understanding. This is not the era where men who decide to cook for their wives are seen an weaklings but and era where mutual love among couple makes it possible for a man to help-out once in a while as a sign of love. Happiness in a family doesn’t only revolve around the circle of sexual relationship, it could be reflected in the mutual ability to help one another in the time of want and need.
Conclusively the ancient perception of people towards cooking as the only responsibility of women or wives in the society should be erased as this could be done either by a man or a woman based on mutual ground.
          DON’T GET ME WRONG I AM NOT A FEMINIST   

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