India’s population is shrinking fast and its young people are the only ones left in the workforce.
But as the country’s economy slows, the idea of a real husband is still the most popular, says Sudhir Mohan, a sociologist and sociologist at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
“In some ways the country is becoming increasingly patriarchal,” he says.
“Men are still the primary breadwinners and the only role models that a woman has to follow is her husband.
And the reality is, if the man’s not around, he’s a liability.”
A couple’s roles are complicated and often contradictory, says Mohan.
Some women are willing to be the provider and protector of the family.
Others, such as Mohan and a growing number of researchers, say the real roles of men and women need to be reconsidered.
The question of a woman’s role in a husband’s life is being hotly debated, but Mohan says the answer will not be decided by the number of men.
“It’s going to be a matter of how much the woman gets involved,” he adds.
“Even if your husband is your role and your role is to be submissive and obedient, that doesn’t mean he’s your primary provider.” “
Men, too, have a role in their wives’ lives. “
Even if your husband is your role and your role is to be submissive and obedient, that doesn’t mean he’s your primary provider.”
Men, too, have a role in their wives’ lives.
“You may have a wife who does the cooking, you may have one who does housework, you might have one that is responsible for all the children, so she is a role model to all the other women,” says Mohamul.
“But if your wife has a role, and she’s your role, then she is the primary provider and she has the responsibility of feeding the family.”
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