"A woman\'s role in society is primarily that of a wife and mother" do you agree?


“A woman’s role is primarily that of a wife and a mother” do you agree?

The big debate about a woman’s role, and place in the society has been going on for a long time, and is still continuing. Women have been fighting to be able to stand on the same podium as men for over decades of years. However, I do agree with the given statement that the primary role of women in the society is to be a wife and a mother.
This trend has been set since the early days of human civilization. The men would go out and hunt for food, while the women stay at home to take care of the children, do the housekeeping, and look after the husband when he comes back tired and worn out. This tradition of the women staying at home and the men going out to make a living is being passed down many generations and still remains true in many societies.
The many biological differences between the men and women sure make this situation desirable. It has been scientifically proven that men are the ones who a better built body to take on the more strenuous jobs, and they are the ones who can withstand stress and pressure better than their female counterparts. Given these characteristics, it sure makes sense that the male would be preferred to step out into the society and brave all those difficulties to bring income home. The females, have been regarded as the gentler and more caring half of the human species, are then left with the job of raising the next generation and looking after the men when there is a need to.

It may probably seem to make sense that the women’s role is primarily that of a mother since she is the one who bears the child, and thus she is the one who would be responsible looking after the child. Also, this extraordinary ability of the female is regarded as sacred in many societies and religions. Hence the women would be given the privilege of staying at home while the men make the living. This tradition might have been passed down over the many years, though with a change in perspective.

It may be argued that the above statement is degrading the female’s status in society, in a sense that all the women do is to stay at home and not contributing to the development of the society in any ways. However I beg to differ. The statement uses the word “primarily”, meaning that it is only the basic role of the women to be a wife and mother. She can also go to work, and at the same time be a wife and mother. Even though she might prefer to stay at home, she is still playing a vital role in the society by making sure the continuity of the human species by being a mother. By being a wife, she takes good care of her husband and ensures he is well rested each day after coming back from work, so that he can do his best at the workplace the next day. Also, she takes any worries of the family off the shoulders of the husband, so that he can work without any worries and contribute to the society.

In conclusion, I agree that the primary role of a female in society is to be a wife and mother, though that might not be her only role in society.