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Spanish men forced by law to help with housework; soon children may be, too…

29 Apr

Did you know that in Spain, men are forced to help with household chores, by law?

It’s true.

However, it must not be working all that well, as they’re considering legislation forcing children to, as well…

Fair enough. Now they just need to codify the portion of household chores that women must do, and legislate that, too – and include mowing the lawn, gardening, and other chores outdoors, of course.

Like that would ever pass…

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9 responses to “Spanish men forced by law to help with housework; soon children may be, too…

  1. Agapoula

    April 29, 2014 at 9:07 am

    That is absurd. They could never pass Laws like that here.
    Mostly women do not even WANT men to help with house work, it is like an offense to her femininity. Like for example, if a woman said to her husband, “I will look at the car and fix it myself”, and she actually does it better than him. Would that not be offensive to a man and his masculinity?

    I am not saying men are not capable of this things, of course they are. But to have your husband doing the woman’s work, many women will feel a sense of shame. It is a threat to our femininity.

    I am not against children doing chores, as a child I had one of those small child size sweeping brush, and I loved it. I learn to iron from about 9 years old, but that is because my father did not have a wife. And with so many women(my sisters and I) in the house, he never learned to cook or iron, but he did not need to, and also he was very tired after work. One of my friend’s daughters is 5 years old and she jokes that soon it is time for her to learn to sweep the floors. Little girls love that kind of thing. It makes them feel like a grown up. The only chore I never liked was washing dishes, because I was so clumsy and the kitchen floor was full of water after. 🙂

    I am even more surprised that it is in Spain, I always thought they are more of a traditional country.

     
  2. Will S.

    April 29, 2014 at 9:11 am

    I think children should help out with chores, but I think codifying it into law is absurd.

    And as for men, they should do manly chores – fixing the car, outdoor stuff, maybe taking out the trash – while women do all the feminine stuff. But legislating any of it is absurd…

    I too was surprised at Spain; they’ve certainly gone downhill since Franco…

     
  3. Sanne

    April 29, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Fiddling when Rome burns comes to mind, of course, making men wash the dishes is more important that setting the economy straight, but then they have nice Northern neighbours who will send them more money to subsidize their socialism. Did you know that their day care workers earn nearly twice as much as an average salary in my country? Who do you think pays for all this?

     
  4. Will S.

    April 29, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Of course, it’s the Eurosocialist redistributionist way! The rich north pays for the PIIGS…

     
  5. Dalphon

    April 30, 2014 at 2:14 am

    Seems like crushing of men by the state.

    You have intrusion of state into the home. You have the state as arbiter of disputes. Encouraging the woman to call upon the state to satisfy her desires. The woman can call the state to keep her man in line. The woman can threaten to call the state if husband acts up. Are these not the implications of such policy?

    So within the home, taking power from the man and giving it to the woman. Outside the home, taking power from the home and giving to the state (and ride-alongs).

    “What is good division of labor between spouses,” “should a husband do dishes,” “I don’t mind doing dishes,” etc., seems vanishingly unimportant. Not the issue.

    What seems important is this template: Men can’t make the decision (whatever issue). Women can. But women will follow the state, media, etc. Therefore, actually state is taking power, individual men losing it.

     
  6. Will S.

    April 30, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Agree, completely. Feminism is about exactly that: using the power of the state to control what men are able to do, and their behaviour.

     
  7. jackkane

    May 1, 2014 at 1:41 am

    This one is too good. And how do they plan to enforce this “law”? Are they completely mad? But to ask the question is to answer it.

     
  8. Will S.

    May 1, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Indeed.

     

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