When a woman pays a short visit to her parent’s home with her husband, soon as they are done with the usual una welcome, every member of the woman’s family will start running upandan to ensure their son in-law is well taken care of. They will make him feel welcomed! They will present assortment of foods to him! The man will be very well fed, well entertained and well taken care of. He is not expected to lend a hand or lift a finger Why so? He is a special guest of Honour to the wives family. Ha! That is awa daughter’s husband(big deal).
Flip the Scenario
A man pays a short visit to his parent’s home with his wife, right after the usual exchange of pleasantries, the family starts having their expectations from the wife. If the wife sits waiting to be treated just as her family did to the man, hmmm they will start giving her that Patience Ozokwu type of corner eye oh. They will be looking to see if she’ll go to the kitchen and join in cooking. In some families she will be expected to take over the cooking. Not only taking over the cooking but she is also expected to serve everyone, with a broad smile on her face possibly pancing around happily. Some homes will even go further after meal to want her to clear the table, wash the plates and clean the kitchen. No one gives that woman the special treatment her family gave their son nor treat her like the special guest that she truly is in that home. That nonsense double standards must end with 2018 oh. You must all do away with traditions that enslaves women this 2019.