Fighting Patriarchy (2): Of Men And Household Chores.


arfa masihuddin

househo;ld chores

Dear Lazy Men,

Throughout our lives, we have witnessed numerous instances of girls being told to serve food to their brothers. But never have we had the rare pleasure of witnessing a brother serve his sister.

Throughout our lives, we have seen women toiling away in front of the stove, mastering the art of making ‘gol rotis’ and the perfect biryani, only to win your hearts. Because “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. But never have we had the rare pleasure of witnessing a husband cook for his wife.

Throughout our lives, we have observed women whole-heartedly looking after the entire household, cleaning, cooking, doing all of those little chores that YOU are just lazy to do. But never have we had the rare pleasure of watching you help her wash the plate that YOU ate in, or stack away the newspapers that…

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