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Cyril Ramaphosa claims that women should be compensated for household chores, but is he correct?

Cyril Ramaphosa claims that women should be compensated for household chores, but is he correct? Here is what I think.

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https://www.google.com/amp/s/ewn.co.za/2022/08/09/payment-for-unremunerated-work-gbv-and-equal-opportunities-key-themes/amp


Women being rewarded for unpaid labour was one of the subjects our president Cyril Ramaphosa addressed during a keynote speech at yesterday's Woman's Day. "The moment has arrived for us to pay unpaid work," he declared. Women's ability to work and spend time in the home limiting their potential to establish their own enterprises or make money through employment.

But is he correct, and should husbands compensate their wives for caring for the kids and performing housework?

It is tremendously tough to maintain a home and take care of a family, so let me first say that I respect all the effort that women do in their homes before I share my opinion on the matter. I don't think women should be paid for housework, though.



Women who opt to work in the home are not doing it for pay; rather, they are fulfilling their role as one half of a partnership. They are not their spouses' employees.

A two income home is preferable to a one income home, so if a woman feels the need to earn money, she can go to work and they can hire a domestic worker.

I do think that wives should be valued by their husbands, and of course, he should give her money, but that money shouldn't be given to her as payment for labor she performs as if she were required to. Instead, he ought to give her that money since he recognizes how much work she puts into caring for their house and how much she needs it to support herself.

I really believe that in a partnership, regardless of their roles or whether they receive financial compensation or not, all parties should work together to sustain the connection.

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