Friday, 4 April 2008

Ladies Matter 14

Meera asks...

"Why is that the "stress factor " always talked abt for working women? I understand that she has many roles to play.But what abt homemakers who have given up their career and have a lot of time?Arent they stressed? Mostly magazines and self help books cater to them and is all abt stress management and how to overcome the health problems."

3 comments:

Madura said...

I know many women who have lesser stress after joining a job. I know personally my anni is a lot more relaxed now after joining a formal job! She cant believe it she says. 8 hours for herself! My amma gets her maximum stress relief at a place where she is volunteering. Friendships and fun conversations exists there for her. Home is always lot of stress for both of them.

The reason could be the different standards we set for ourselves at home and office.

Madura said...

Oops, I missed the connecting point. Working women have comparatively realistic stress and home makers have super-human level stresses. Hence, I believe it is easier to write books on stress relief for working women and harder to write for home makers.

Anonymous said...

Ammanni,
I have a question.

I read this somewhere:

Q: How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: That is not funny!

Is it true that most feminists have no sense of humor?

Thanks,
KJo