I am so not happy with the people in the media who come up with such great advertisements for women, promoting our value, and clearly defining our place – in the bathroom. Just last night, after absentmindedly watching an ad for a toilet cleaner together, hubby wasted no time pointing out this golden information to me – the only people who clean toilets are WOMEN. So obvious was the truth of his accusation that even I was speechless for a second. It gotta be right, cuz TV tells you so. Yes, its been probably discussed to death already but apparently the only people who clean, wash, vacuum are women. This role has been designated to us courtesy of our media and we did not even ask for it.
So yes I am one of those incredibly lucky and rare women whose husband occasionally cleans the toilet. But, the ads are not helping. In Pakistan, no respected husband would go near the pot – except for doing his business only – however, don’t let this fool you, it’s not their wives who are doing this either. An average Pakistani woman has a maid doing all the dirty work around the house, all day long. Poor oppressed Pakistani women, you really got to feel for them. Wish I could import one here for myself. Enough said.