A: what do you think in this kind of society, Chinese men in the family, would he because of economical structure’s change, his role in society would also change? Especially, we just mentioned, many women now have full time jobs, also many women also have to satisfy the hopes society places on them. Then men in this kind of role, would he also be affected? Also do you think he would have some challenges or excitement in this new economic structure?
B: you have asked a very good question. In one aspect, that is everybody realizes that there is equality between men and women, it is the same in the family. But people still are affected by traditional values in this. Sometimes unconsciously, they keep some of the more backwards views. For example, in most families, the men still wish their wives is a very family oriented, a “good housewife and mother” type, “housewife and mother” type is a good wife, she can care for the husband, can relief the husband of common house work and can take care of children. I think the men expects a lot in this aspect. They wish their wives would take care of more housework. Even though these people have very busy work outside family. But when they come home, they still wish their wives can do more housework. This view exists.
A: then the men in the house see their wives have to take care of so many responsibilities. I don’t know if usually the men do some adjustment? Or not?
B: In here, there are many different situations, some men maybe, they can understand their wives, and they would voluntarily do some housework. There are a lot of this kind. Also, a lot people still believes that women should do all the housework, and they expect the wives to do these things. They think it is only reasonable. They often give up themselves, thinks that it is not their responsibility.