Quiz 13: Families and Religion

Sociology

Sociologists Mr. NG and Ms. SG have found out in a research that it is the social structure of a family that depicts that woman will be the primary caretaker of the family and home. While men are supposed to be out of this and concentrate on earning. Men who have daughters in the family and have less number of sisters are more inclined towards household work and vice versa. In general scenario, a mother does the household work and involves in care work, while a father is responsible for income generation. This is mainly because of the social organization of my family, as Mr. NG and Ms. SG find in other families. In certain parts of the world, due to generation and family norms, women are responsible for nurturing members of the family and man are involved only with earning a livelihood. Gender discrimination plays a major role in such situations. Regarding implications of Mr. NG and Ms. SG, it primarily impacts on the lifestyle of a woman; on how the men of the house can involve in care work. It is true; sometimes a woman alone can manage both work and household. While some situation, she seeks help of her husband to handle both. However, social structure has seen a tremendous change in the current days, where women are availing equal opportunity to work along with men. Also, men involve in most of the household activities in the current generation. Gender beliefs are decreasing day by day adopting to modern lifestyles.

Sociologists Mr. NG and Ms. SG have found out in a research that it is the social structure of a family that depicts that woman will be the primary caretaker of the family and home. While men are supposed to be out of this and concentrate on earning. Men who have daughters in the family and have less number of sisters are more inclined towards household work and vice versa. Gender identity is one's personal experience of one's own gender. Men's gender identity does not necessarily change when they become more involved in care work. However, in most situations by virtue of history, it is always considered that men's identity holds as a bread earner for the family and not the one who lives at home and does household chores. The factors that hinder men to get engage in household chores are the social organization, family upbringing and its different norms for men and women. While the factors that facilitate men to get engage in household chores are the men's own thinking and beliefs, family and societal support, peer group's support etc.