2/27/2007

housewives not economically worthy

Housewives and contract workers Peter Fabian Andrew wrote about the budget not recognising the contributions of housewives and contract workers. Despite all the calls to honour mother and the importance of family, the housewives have been taken for granted. Recognition for them is at best lip service. Just like telling the unfortunate that we can empathise with them but it is their own funeral. In the last govt payout the housewives were not included. So is this budget. A family without a mother can never be complete. As Peter Fabian said, the contribution of the housewives towards the family, the children and society cannot be simply measured or ignored. But in our society that worships money, only money matters. Anyone who can work and generate a few dollars from society is considered worthy. The housewives that were given all the expense money by the family are not considered economic worthy to warrant any attention or handouts from the govt. This is the contradiction in words and deeds.

5 comments:

Matilah_Singapura said...

I don't think the govt should get involved in family issues.

And these idiots (mostly flaky men) should stop commenting on "housewives" and "motherhood" and leave that to the families and the kids.

Everyone loves their mum. Just leave it at that.

If this nonsense continues, what will happen is EVERYONE will end up getting a handout of some kind from the govt, and the society will never be free from a dependence mentality, which invariably leads to a welfare state.

redbean said...

when the money is thrown to everyone, it is only fair that the mother should get something.

poor mother.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Why don't you help your own instead of asking the govt to do so.

Bad son! You ought to be ashamed! :)

redbean said...

i burnt money for her : )

Matilah_Singapura said...

OK.

Good filial son! :)