"A lot of women are happy to stay home and be housewives"
In our Argumentation Unit, my EFL/EST reading students had to select three topics out of five, agree or disagree with them and then state reasons to support their point of view. Not all students selected this particular topic but here are some of their responses.
Girls who agree said: Each woman has the right to decide what to do with her life and if staying at home makes her happy, so be it. There are women who don't need to work. Most social problems are family-related and women can take care of their children staying home. They can have a job they can do from home which benefits them while having more time to dedicate to themselves. They can avoid job-related stress by staying home. There are women who like to be home and if their husbands work, why not take advantage of that and simply manage their households? In spite of living in a society where women can work and manage themselves outside their homes, there are some who prefer to work at home.
Boys who agree said: Women who don't work can be happy at home. They like to be economically supported by their husbands. Women are better at housekeeping than men. If they are housewives, they can be their own boss. Women are happy because they can spend more time with their children. They are happy because many women don't like to work. They like to cook, iron, wash clothes and do household shores. They are happy because they can dedicate more time to themselves.
Girls who disagree said: As women, we study and prepare ourselves to work and serve our country, not to stay home. In the world of women, everything is not just home. In the last years, there have been more women who have gone out to look for a job. Women who don't stay home have the possibility to study and fulfill their objectives. If they stay home they lose direct contact with the social reality they are in. If they liked being home, when women liberation started they would not have gone to work but would have stayed at home. There are women who leave their children and husband because they lack the maternal instinct or the sense of home. There are women who are physically or verbally abused because they don't do what their husbands demand like having dinner on time, among other things; they are treated as servants.
Boys who disagree said: Women have massively joined the job market. There are fewer housewives each day. Technology allows women to do the same job in less time. Many women have to work nowadays.
Women in Venezuela
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