Gendered Landscapes

Gendered Landscape Woman doing her chores as the man rests by AdriHead Most women, I included, are not pleased with the sexual division of labor. Over the decades, the women have fought to eradicate poverty, inequality, exclusion, alienation and violence from the male gender (Baugher, 2010). Despite the evolution of womens involvement in property ownership, contractual and voting rights, women still go through difficulties that are a result of their gender (Carubia, Dowler, &amp. Szczygiel, 2005).
The womens ability to give birth has made male gender assume that nurturing and domestic chores are the responsibilities of the women. In the image above, the woman is left to make sure that the children have completed their homework, dressed and have everything ready for school as well as clean the house and conduct other household chores (Carubia, Dowler, &amp. Szczygiel, 2005). The husbands or the father figures fail to take into consideration that the same women have day jobs that also need their attention thus leaving the women just as exhausted as their male counterparts.
The barriers “stops” experienced by most working women is that the male gender still embraces the cultural way of division of labor where they are expected to fend for their families as the females take care of the families. Due to the hard economic times most families are unable to afford hired help, and so all the chores are left to the woman. The male elements are privileged whereas the female elements are marginalized. The males have time to unwind upon leaving their jobs while the women have more work awaiting them at home just as shown in the image above.
Despite the prominent sectors of feminists being institutionalized and professionalized, they should still fight for the womens welfare (Carubia, Dowler, &amp. Szczygiel, 2005). The domestic duties should be equally divided between the male and the female counterparts of the family to promote equality in all parts of life. My husband has heard my plea “destination” and is currently helping with a few things. Though he doesn’t do much at least he makes an effort. The fight for equality for women should not only end in the workplace, industrial world, and the political world but should also be extended to homes (Baugher, 2010). (AdriHead, 2013).
References
AdriHead. (2013, March 04). SodaHead. Retrieved from Is Doing Less Housework making Women Fat: http://images.sodahead.com/polls/003560479/3133409165_470_2590771_xlarge.jpeg
Baugher, S. (2010). Archaeology and preservation of gendered landscapes. New York: Springer.
Carubia, J., Dowler, L., &amp. Szczygiel, B. (2005). Gender and Landscape: Renegotiating the moral Landscape. Routledge International Studies of Women and Place, 415-423.