Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hey, Mister Mom: The househusband phenomenon

The Househusband

It used to be that only men could wear the pants in the family, so to speak. That is, men were the ones who had to go out and earn their keep, and come home with the salary that they would give to their wives, for the monthly budget. Heck, in even more archaic traditions, they didn’t give all of their salary to their wives – women had to make do with what they were given for the monthly home budget.
Times, happily, have changed, and now we see more instances of men becoming “house husbands,” as the term is now known. And yet, instead of welcoming the idea, there is still a fair amount of resistance to the idea of a man taking care of the household chores.


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Photo: “The Househusband,” by JoseMa Orsini, c/o Flickr.com