Mother's Rights on Mother’s Day

Mother's Rights on Mother’s Day

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Mona Mehra started this petition to Mother Welfare department and

‘What do you do at Home?’

I am sure every mother or wife has heard this statement sometime or other.

I had heard this statement from so many women and felt their pain that I started looking for answers as to why is it so. I have seen my mother and so many women in the family go into depression who have asked this question again and again - 'if cooking, laundry, and other work is the same then why is it taken as work only when it goes out and is done for money?' 

See how weird this whole thing is-

If my maid cooks, she can claim that as work in her resume but if I do the same thing I as a mother cannot do that – Why?

If my caretaker/ maid looks after my child, then she can claim that as work in her resume but as a mother I cannot- Why?

The reason is that I do not do it for money. But, when and where in the history of mankind was a mother doing things for her family for money? But it does not mean that there is no work happening. The position of a mother is worst than a maid who gets paid. A mother does not get credit or she even cannot claim credit or recognition of the work she does in a Home.

The reason for this problem is that we define and accept work in terms of money. That means everything that happens for money is taken as work. So, in a household where a mother or wife works 24x7, that would not be accepted as work.

It is about time that we mothers and wives get the right to take credit/recognition of the work that we do in a Home for their families. It should be a choice given to us.

In this pandemic, we are all locked inside our homes and it is this work only which is keeping us alive. This work is critical to our survival and the credit of this work should go to the doer of the task irrespective it is done for money or not.

I appeal to all the mothers, wives, women, and men reading this petition to sign it so that there is respect and recognition of the work done by the mothers and wives (mostly) or anybody who is the doer of the task in a Home. A homemaker is irrespective of gender and we all need a Home for happiness and survival. This would give them the dignity, pride, and respect that is well deserved.

I’m sure you’ll have a number of questions. Do check out my website for answers @ www.visionsearch.co.in

 

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