Coronavirus in India: ‘PM Modi, please make men share housework!’ (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus in India: ‘PM Modi, please make men share housework!’. “Housework in India usually involves a lot of heavy lifting. Unlike in the West, few Indian homes are equipped with dishwashers, vacuum cleaners or washing machines. So, dishes have to be individually cleaned, clothes have to be washed in buckets and hung out to dry, and homes have to be swept with brooms and mopped with rags. Then there are children to be looked after and the elderly and infirm to be cared for. In millions of middle class homes, the housework is delegated to the hired domestic help – part-time cooks, cleaners and nannies. But what happens when the help can’t come to work because there is a nationwide lockdown?”

‘Women’s work’: How coronavirus may forever change the way we care within families (Phys .org)

Phys .org: ‘Women’s work’: How coronavirus may forever change the way we care within families. “Women, through their unpaid housework, childcare and elder care, have kept families functioning. However, COVID-19 is putting a strain on women’s abilities to keep the cogs of daily life turning. We are now starting to see the impact of what happens when women are unable to do it all.”