The shifting paradigm of working relationships

I recently read an interesting article which says that there seems to be a massive change on gender relations wherein men today want babies and commitment, while women are more likely to want independence in their relationships.

This study was conducted with over 5,000 American adults and some of the key features were,

    1. more than half of single men wanted to have children compared to just 46 percent of women
    1. While 24 % of men who were single without children wanted to have kids compared to 15% of women
    1. While 49% women believed that women need not be the primary caregiver for children, 38% men agreed on that count.

The study indicates a sea change in gender specific mindsets. Today’s empowered woman is basking in the protection of economic independence and is breaking the gender stereotype. They seem to have come a full circle and the above study indicates there is no looking back now.

However many questions arose in my mind. Would this mindset lead to dismantling of the very framework of ‘Family’ in our society? With women giving first preference to their career, and many of them opting to raise a family at a much later stage when age and other factors become a stumbling block, will we still  be able to raise healthy and normal children? Will the very fabric of our society which has so far found the ‘Family Structure’ to be a strong working model and which has so far been able to keep our society stable, disintegrate over a period of time if this trend becomes more and more widespread?

Suddenly another scenario popped into my mind. Probably over a period of time the man might take over the whole gamut of household chores like cooking, cleaning and raising children all on his own, a bastion held so far by women while his counterpart is busy battling wars in the boardroom. And who knows the day might not be far off when with advances in science, the men would go with the whole of nine months experience of carrying a baby and giving birth to it a la Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie – Junior, while women are busy earning for the family.

What do you have to say?

Shobhana Shenoy is a home maker, a mother of 2 and likes to share her experiences as a parent. She blogs at Her twitter handle is @shobhanashenoy.

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