This is because of social stigma. For many centuries men were the bread winners and women were staying at home, cooking, raising children, making homes and so on. As time progressed, women were able to become more equal with men. However, our society is still partially close-minded. If a man stays at home he is frowned upon. People would think that something is wrong.
Even though there is a widening of gender roles, men are subconsciously expected to be the breadwinner. There is an unwritten expectation that men are to be the heads and breadwinners of their families. It is the old hunter mentality left over from cave man days. Men are supposed to assume the more dominant role regarding providing for their families.
It is assumed that if a woman works, she does it to fulfill her need for autonomy or for self-fulfillment. A woman is seldom expected to be the family breadwinner. If a man decides to stay home and be a househusband, he is looked down upon as not being fully masculine.
I remember 40 years ago, I discussed the concept of househusband with my mother. Of course, she was totally aghast. She informed me that man who depended upon women to bring home the money were p*****ps. Many people look in askance at men who desire to stay home and be househusbands. However, there are more acceptance of this role for men than it was 40 years ago.
by dashingscorpio 6 years ago
Is there a "double standard" when it comes to (stay at home) dads?It's often said that being a (stay at home mom) is one of the hardest jobs in the world. However when the roles are reversed and the wife is the "breadwinner" a large portion of society views the man as being...
by gjfalcone 6 years ago
Do you think stay at home Dads are "lazy"?
by Elena 9 years ago
Why is it that most girls/women are close to their Dads and most boys/men are close to their mums?
by jagandelight 6 years ago
Why do some men stay with women who treat them like garbage?
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by janesix 3 years ago
Should moms stay home with their kids? I think they should . It's better for the family in my opinion. At least until they are in school full time. The American family is falling apart, and mothers working and dumping kids off in daycare is part of the problem. Absentee dads is also a huge problem...
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