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Women transformation: From housewife to homemaker
Traditionally women were entrusted with the responsibility of managing the household activities and the upbringing of the children. With the rising sun to late night, they managed to keep pace with the whirlwind of daily life. They took care of every need of every individual of the house but never complained
With the changing times women started coming out of their house and started making name for them in the world dominated by men. This was never easy as while trying to maintain balance between their personal and professional lives, they also have to fight against evils of society such as eve-teasing, molestation, sexual harassments. But still they never gave up.
In today’s world women have been successful in making a mark for themselves. From managing house to taking care of kids to handling of prestigious post, they have done it with shear perfection. Women have ventured into almost all the professions. Teacher, doctor, nurse, police officer, astronaut, film star, sport person, master chef, chief minister, prime minister, president etc are the new avatars of the traditional women.
With the changing times women have surged into the professional world but under on circumstances they have given up their traditional roles and responsibilities. Being a professional, she is very much considerate about the house, family and their needs. She won’t leave a single stone unturned to meet those requirements. Although they have taken up a new role of professional working women, the traditional term “housewife” has been associated with them for long time. Any woman whether working as a professional or working at her house has been tagged as a housewife. But is this tag justified? No, women have maintained a status for themselves in the society and by no means should they be tagged with comparatively less-dignified term (housewife).
No matter she is a wife who stays at house when her husband goes to work, but she is the lady who makes it house a safe place. A home---the safest place in the world---is made home based on the requirement of the family member. A man can buy a house but it is a woman who makes it home, so instead of tagging women as housewives its better to call them “homemakers.” Every aspect of the home is taken care by ladies with utmost care and enthusiasm. Other than a woman, no one can better understand such necessities of family members. From paint of the wall to furniture, to accessories, to food her every decision converts house to home. Hence the word housewife underestimates the effort they put in for making home
Another important aspect of a woman’s personality is Motherhood. To be a mother is the biggest dream of every woman. Many ambitious homemakers have given up their jobs for cherishing those tender moments of being a mom. Later on such moms took on the professional responsibilities and emerged as “super-moms.” Other women who are go-getters but are not able to go out and work because of family member’s health problem have also shown the courage of being a super mom by working from home and supporting family.
Their sixth sense, steadfastness in knowledge and awareness helped them fought the social evils prevalent in the society and reducing the crime against women. Most importantly, homemakers and super-moms are keeping them up to date with the latest technology and the gadgets, which helps them keeping pace with the new generations. Hence Homemakers and super moms are narrowing the so-called generation gaps. Women have transitioned themselves from a traditional housewife to homemakers to super moms and days are not away when we will be addressing women as a new-generation women or new-generation moms