Friday, November 23, 2007

Household Chores: Who is responsible in your culture?

Cooking, cleaning, caring for children, sweeping. So, who is responsible for such chores in your family and culture? Is there any expectation that women do these around the house instead of men? Is this changing? Do women put off getting married because they are worried they will have to do everything?

Having a clear understanding of the expectations on both sides before marriage can help avoid contention and problems in a relationship.

Now, tell us who is responsible for one or more of these household chores in your family and culture. Be sure to tell us where you are from so we can understand your culture better:

  • cooking
  • cleaning the bathroom
  • vacuuming floors
  • changing babies' diapers
  • washing clothes
  • ironing clothes
  • washing the dishes

59 comments:

Иван said...

Hi all. A'm from Russia. In my country I'd say women are more inclined to care for family and home. But I suppose the division of household chores between man and women is 30% to 70%. It's in general.

Paiper said...

In my country women work in and out home, but this is changing

Bruno said...

I'm from Brazil and I believe that in the past women were expected to take care of everything at home, but, fortunately, things have changed. Nowadays, everyone is expected to help one another doing some household chores. I myself do almost eveything my wife does in the house, so when she's tired or sick, I take over and do the tasks.

Cimi said...

Hello everybody,
I'm from Albania.I would like to give my opinion about the "household chores".As like the almost of countries and in my country are the women that make the household chores.But I think, for the nowdays,hasn't more any rule that force the women to make the household chores.
I think that each other must to do the household chores and this depend by the occupation that they have in their everyday life.

M.S said...

A'm from georgia.In my country women is during all the work.women is working at home all the time. But husbent is helpong her too.

Anonymous said...

In my country women do most of the housework, but this is changing little by little. For example when women go out to work, men share the housework, and if men don't go out to work, they do all the housework and take care of the children.

Anonymous said...

In my country it depends on who goes out to work. the ones who stays home does most of the housework

Anonymous said...

In Colombia usually wives look after the house and children, it does not matter if they work or not. In some rare cases (no more than 1-2%) husbands help with the chores.

Anonymous said...

Hi! My name is Neda. I'm from Serbia.
In my country women do most of the housework, but now is litle change.Before two generation if wife ask husband to do something he dont listen and never do nothing. Now I do almost everything but if I ask my husband for help he defenatly help me. Sometimes I need to tell him twice but he do what I ask him :-)

cherry said...

In my country women do most of the household wherever they live. Nowadays, both women and men have a full-time job, and then it changes. Men share some of the housework. However, women still work hardly.

Anonymous said...

Hi every body when I was growing up in greece it was women's responsibility to take care of all the household chores the men didn't involve theyselves.
These days things they are changing, specially when both are working,personally I brought up my sons to help with household chores and in the future their wives would thank me. Ritsa

Irina said...

Hi, I'm Irina from Romania and I think one of the major problem that new society has to solve is woman's traditional discrimination. The mentality, especially in the country side, place the woman in a lower class unable to take decisions. If in the City we can find “Honey Dads” everywhere, in the country side women do the entire household including sometimes building their own house.

Anonymous said...

Hello.Im from Poland.ibelive that30years ago women take care of everything at home but now life changed.Husband &wife work at home is equal if they both working proffessionally.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I am Nancy from Colombia. In my country women look after the house and the kids, even if they are working, with little or no help from their husbands. In some rare cases, husbands help their wives with the chores or with the kids. I think it is a cultural problem, because it is not normal seeing a dad taking the kids to school, it is more a mum's task (according to most of Colombians.

Vu Nguyen said...

Hi all,I'm a Vietnamese , the country is Asian culture.In my culture, women play a role more important than men. They do most of household chores in family as cooking,look after children,washing dishes, doing the laundry, take out garbage..however,men is responsible for washing car and take care of the garden.

Asia said...

Hi all! I'm from Poland. In my country women are more responsible for carring home. Usualy men throw rubbish away, and make some small repairs in house. Women cook, clean, and grow up children. I try to change it with my hasbend. He lend me a hand with household chores. He vacuums, sweeps and mops the floor, he also cleans the bathroom.
Asia

Rebeca Ham said...

Hello~~ I'm from Guatemala. In my country women and men have different choirs to do. Children usually don't do many household choirs because their parents do all the work. Both women and men are responsible for the household choirs.

Lee K.J. said...

In Korea, almost every women do the chores. It has been a tradition since long time ago.
These days, the society is changing a lot. Many Korean men still think househusband is a awkward word. However, many men help their wives in dong chores, and househusbands are increasing.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm from Mexico. Unfortunatelly most of the household chores are made for women in my country, It doesn't matter if she works or not, or even if she's single or married. there're some couples that share the work but women still working hard.

Akmal Raksanagara XA said...

Hi. I'm Akmal(XA) from Indonesia. I think, in Indonesia women are more responsible for those works. But, some house have a maid to do all that job.

Anonymous said...

haiiiii... hilmi .z. Xb

i'm from indonesia .women not most do in house. but most do in the house is man. and a women the entire houseshold including some times.
and i think a women is very responsible.

™ÐçHçIçO™ said...

I think, in Indonesia women are must responsible for those works.INDO ONLY

Anonymous said...

assalamu'alaikum ... hi everybody ... i'm dini yasyi from indonesia ... in my opinion, i think everybody responsible to household chores because everybody in that house are stay and live in there ... so that everybody responsible ...

Mad said...

In indonesian, precisely in the city of Bandung household tasks are done by women (mother), and men seeking support, but there is also a search for both subsistence use and domestic workers. Indeed, should have negotiated before pernikanhan not going to be controversy.

LU said...

In China, this is a difficult problem to answer. From North to south, from East to West, different area has different conditions. I am from Shanghai, which is famous not only for developping economy, but also male. Mostly, they helps do housework very much. eg, washing, cooking, cleaning. But in north of China, woman need to do most housework. Maybe the condition is changing now.

Anonymous said...

This is elbi and hafidz. We don't know much about this stuff. we write on this blog just for school task. So, don't blame us if we don't giving any comment.

Anonymous said...

Hello i'm Marta with Fially from Indonesia. In my country man work out and women work in home, because women are better than man to care for family and home.

Anonymous said...

Hello i'm Marta with Fially from Indonesia. In my country man work out and women work in home, because women are better than man to care for family and home.

Anonymous said...

hi this said xc In Indonesia that both parents must must make deal that who does what.

Anonymous said...

I'm Gilang from(X-C)Indonesia. household things is not only do by women. but men also must to help household things.

Anonymous said...

hell o im handri
i dont care because i'm not woman. i think, woman must to do this stuff.

Anonymous said...

hallo this is sayyid (xc) from Indonesia.

I think House hold chores is 60% for women, 30%for man and 10% is for childern

Anonymous said...

dieni X-C

hi dieni from Indonesia. In my culture women who do more household chores than men. But I think men or women must be do household chores.

Anonymous said...

message from abdi.... a servant ..... about as housewives ..
... according to my mother's household as required to keep their children

Anonymous said...

Sela's comment...

I think as women,the women may work but somehow, a task that most women are the main family.
But, better women also work, because in addition to the money we also need not always depend on the husband.
But, we must be able to share time.

Anonymous said...

hallo my name is lulu. in my country man is work for money o woman must do household

Anonymous said...

message from abdi xc a servant ..... about as housewives ..
... according to my mother's household as required to keep their children as a housewife who must obey the rules of her husband

Anonymous said...

hi, i'm from bandung, my name is fhandeka. in my opinion, compulsory job woman is just to be housewife. but, if your family economic not enough to complete your family needs, woman must find work for complete your family needs....
my mother have work too...

abdan syakuro said...

What's my name I muhammad indonesia abdan. my wife is the task of managing the family and the husband's duty is to protect the family because it has become a culture in indonesia and become a religious obligation in me. . but there is no wrong if a woman wants to work or just out for shopping because it is right with her husband's permission

Anonymous said...

comment from reni sari hartini class xc

As a housewife we have to treat household to treat children and husbands.
with implementing a variety of household tasks a quite heavy and in need of time in the set with both.
But as a good housewife, we need to do their tasks well and with a sincere heart.

the end

Anonymous said...

message from abdi xc a servant ..... about as housewives ..
... according to my mother's household as required to keep their children as a housewife who must obey the rules of her husband

Anonymous said...

Annisa X-C

I think at the time of women now do not have to always do the homework.
many women who are career women, and can share their time between work and home work

Anonymous said...

hello all, my name zulfraeni, I'm from north Jakarta .. I think that women should follow what the word pair .. because men have a responsibility that is higher than women...

I love u, all...

Anonymous said...

houla..
My name is nadya,I come from Indonesia..

I want give comment this articel.
the comment is :

I thing not all work should be done at home by his wife because the husband can do. Although, the husband is work, but if we want to have fairly good couple share work at home.

Anonymous said...

hi again with me.. my name is fhandeka... i come from bandoeng... in my opinion, woman must do what her husband say,...
and woman must can cook, can teach her child.....

see u next time...
sayonara bye-bye ....

Anonymous said...

Nur Maulany Din Elfath ()X'A()
indonesia

in my country, household chore can be done by anyone, including father, mother and children. Its better, household chores to the members of divided families. Like as my home, because my brother and I have been able to do household chores, so my parents do not fully. usually, I was cook and my sister washing, my brother clean furniture or anything. So, my parents be more relaxed. sometimes they only do 20% the household chores.
but if I see, more often women do.
but according to me, not all women who must do the household chore. because many women who have a sideline, for example; business women. but I agree that They must know or can do household chores. except not for men. at least they also know to do ...

If we can clean the house, its okay caise we will not indemnify!!! ...
n_n

Anonymous said...

fakhri syahir (X.a)
indonesia

I think, that women should do the household chores. but men can also do so. moreover there will be no loss if anyone can clean the house.

Anonymous said...

hi i'm marisa but can call me sasa. i'm from indonesia. i'd say must proprtionate between men and women jobs.not all must do with women or with men.so have to mutually support.

Anonymous said...

hello :)

i'm gita from Indonesia. i think that
a household chores is the obligation of each person in the house and every person in the house should have responsibility and awareness of each.

gitaa XB :)

Anonymous said...

hi . . i am syif from indonesia. i think women should can take care her house because taht is chorse of women. and if a women will be marry she must cn household chores.
thank you . .
syifa :)

Anonymous said...

in my country the average working woman in the house but I think it can be done by men or women. so there must be cooperation between the family

*zulfa-indonesia*

Anonymous said...

in my country the average working woman in the house but I think it can be done by men or women. so there must be cooperation between the family

*zulfa-indonesia*

Anonymous said...

hi... I'm Nur Fitriani, from Indonesia..
My opinion,, altough you busy, but everyone should try to take the time to do homework...
homework not a responsibility for women but for everyone...
OK???...
Bye...!

Anonymous said...

haayyy all !
i'm firdilla qonita from indonesia .

i think not all the work that must be women who do .

Anonymous said...

In my country,Mom plays an important role in most of those houseworking including sweeping and mopping the floor,etc.
But when it comes to fix the desks and chairs,or some house marchine,or change a light bulb it will be my father's show time.

Anonymous said...

In Colombia, currently the responsibility is shared, but the women have more responsibilities than men in house cleaning still.....sometimes they help to clean the yard, take out the pet and prepare special food for the family but on special days......and always when they invite their friends over.

Angela.

Anonymous said...

Hello everybody, I'm come from France.
In this country, it's generally the women who clean the house. Sometimes men, but just for an event in the house (family, dinner, birthday, Christmas...)
The men can unclog the drains, but not clean the dust, carpet, floor, kitchen, washroom, dishes...
The children can help their parents : sweep, wash dishes and vacuum the house. Sometimes, children can cut the grass and clean the car but normally it is the men.

Anonymous said...

In my country the are different roles. Usually the women do the laundry, need to make the beds all the rooms, do vacuum, wash the dishes, and work outside. Sometimes the men pick up the children at school, go to grocery store, but inside don't do anything. Normally the mother share some chores with her children, and this way them can change them custom: e.g. You need to make your bed, to rake leaves, before you can go to outside.

Anonymous said...

The man usually does yard outside and the woman does the work indoors, but now, because man and woman work also the man helps with indoor work.
The man cooks, go to the supermarket and cleans the kitchen and the windows.
The women use the wash machine and iron the clothes.
The housework is changing!!!
In Italy the children do a little bit of housework
Five years ago it was normal, now always less because it is expensive

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