A joint family is a place to be, full of fun, sharing, caring and above all bartering work and breaking up responsibilities. It gives us a stress free environment, a learning experience, value for money and above all, a social responsibility of give and take. For the women at home, it is watching television together, planning the meals and managing household responsibilities. It is no more the rule today. Joint families do have working women who refuse to be tied down by household duties and want to be part of the earning gang. Naturally when women start working to take the load off men’s responsibilities, it is the onus on men in the household to take a share out of women’s duties too.
Men were sportive enough to take up the responsibilities but still the majority of the household work lay with the women on the flimsy excuse that they did not know how to do many of the chores. Unfortunately, women did not have that liberty as the men cannot take over their work at office. Women at the receiving end decided to make the household work simpler and started planning different ways of attacking the men who were enjoying both the earnings of women and the benefit of excused household work.