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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Laundry Goes Odd Even- An initiative by Ariel

We learn what we see and we follow it without questions. The routine becomes a universal law, a law that we never even try to test or challenge. We have grown up seeing our mother doing the laundry of the house. A daily chore where she never expected anyone else to help her with and neither did other members of the family felt the need to offer her a helping hand. That became a universal norm. 

Traditionally the  daily chores have been divided on the basis of physical efforts and strength required to do the job. So those activities that needed more physical strength and endurance came to men and women were tasked to do things that were  comparatively less straining. In that perspective, the laundry task seems to be an exception or say a complete misfit. It requires enormous amount of physical strength and endurance to do laundry yet it fell to women. I as a man find it the toughest task among all the known house chores. 

Ariel has taken a commendable initiative by sharing the tough laundry task between the two genders. Let men and women of the house share the load of laundry by following an interesting Odd Even rule.
When I came across this initiative i felt an urge to practice it and also propagate it further.

 I always took the opportunity to share the laundry along with my wife. The weekends gave me a good chance to  relieve my wife of the burden. But the #LaundryGoesOddEven  gave a whole lot of new perspective and I and my wife decided to divide the task on the basis of Odd and Even week. The odd week was mine and the even week was completely hers. So as a rule this week was my baby and I dutifully did the routine twice a week laundry ritual. My wife felt cared and relaxed for the whole week. I also enjoyed it because I knew I was adding a comfort to her life in the form of a good gesture. 
I admire the idea of sharing and caring. When we share our problems, responsibilities, duties and happiness; Why not to share Laundry. Let the toughest task of the house be everyone s responsibility. #LaundryGoesOddEven is an interesting and a very sensible effort in the line of Gender Equality. Let us join the initiative and be the real man. Let you be the example of a positive change. Let you be the role model for your children to emulate further. 

Below is a video that will compel you to change the age old thought that Laundry is women's business. 

'I am taking part in the #LaundryGoesOddEven Challenge by Ariel India at BlogAdda.