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Today I was reading one of my friend’s posts and she was talking about the government of Uganda wanting to table a bill, to be later turned into law, that women should be paid for the work they do at home. Of course under this would be the usual housework, cleaning, cooking, basically taking care of the home, and then the children, when they come along, she would be paid for looking after them.
Her concern was not that women shouldn’t be paid, it was that this shouldn’t become a law, after all what goes on between a man and his wife is between the two of them right?
I consider myself open to change but in this case I am of the opinion that to pay your wife for doing what wives and mothers have done since the beginning of time, would create a major conflict. We already have men complaining that Ugandan girls are mercenary, and that a poor fella cannot compete.
Will this not make the girls even bigger gold diggers? I mean the higher the pay proposed the more eager a woman would be to get married. By adding money to the equation, are we not taking away the very aspects that make marriage sacrosanct?
Traditionalists will argue that paying a woman will be an attempt to put a value to the contribution of a woman in a home … and we can all agree that is not possible, there are some things in life that just cannot be measured in monitory terms.
Also allow me to be devil’s advocate here but, what would be the difference between a wife and mother and the mistress and prostitute?
Government meddling is all well and good in matters that affect citizens but how far should micro-management be carried?
When the UK government turned into law a bill that took away all the rights of parents, they must have thought at the time that they were doing something brilliant and great. Parents have practically no rights and all you can do in the form of discipline for your child is talk to them! Yeah, like that works when a child is throwing a tantrum. And you should see some of these kids arguing and shouting at their parents! Honestly they are little monsters with no consideration for others and selfish beyond your wildest imagination. Maybe this is why bullying in this country is so bad, the children have no consideration for other people’s feelings, and kids as young as 11 commit suicide!
Recently there has been talk that the law may be amended after the London riots in 2011.
Anyway back to the issue, when a woman is unemployed, she still needs money and and like someone else argued, its no fun asking for money all the time. But is the answer setting a minimum wage for wives?