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Changing Family Roles Women No Longer Want the Short End of the Stick There has been a drastic change in the definition of marriage ranging the past fifty years Today more and more women are joining the workforce rather than staying home to take care of the children It is evident that women have been getting so to say the short end of the stick where in heterosexual marriages with or without children same sex marriages are being left out for arguments sake the husband is seen as what Steve Mitz in New Rules Postwar Families 1955-present commonly refers to the breadwinner father This husbands responsibilities are to take care of the financial aspects of the family while the stay-at-home momMitz 16 takes care of the children does all the laundry cleans the house goes to the grocery store takes little jimmy to the hospital to school to his soccer game does the dishes is the husbands secretary all on top of working full-time The reason for this long list of responsibilities is to compare whether the husbands contributions to the family are equal to that of the wives No they are not equal Women are not happy with having to go to work on top of cooking cleaning and taking care of the children while the husbands have the same responsibilities as before It seems only fair to split the family responsibilities down the middle taking into consideration general male muscular superiority Some men have a preconceived notion usually established from their parents that women are supposed to cook and clean and every night dinner should be on the table with the biggest piece of chicken on the husbands plate Well times are changing and it is time for the husband to start sharing the chickennot literallyIt is time for the husband to start sharing duties that now working mothers have
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