A detergent commercial shown in India has gone viral as it encourages men to share the load (that is, household chores) with their wives.
In the two minute video, the father observes his daughter take care of her son and her husband as she also tries to meet her responsibilities as a working mother.
The ad begins with the mom arriving from work while his father plays with her son. She then takes a call as she tries to accomplish each household chore from cooking, picking up toys, changing her son’s clothes and even checking her work email. Throughout the video, her daughter just continues taking care of the home by herself while her husband is busy watching television. Her father then, starts to write a letter to his married daughter.
My little baby girl, You’re all grown up now. You used to play house. And now you manage your own house. And your office. I am so proud. I am so sorry. Sorry you have to do this all alone.
What was striking about the ad was her father’s realization of how he never shared the load with his wife when he could have. He shares his mind through a letter telling his daughter of how proud he is and at the same time, sad about her current situation.
Sorry that I never stopped you while you were playing house. I never told you that it’s not your job alone but your husband’s too.
The father then says he will right his wrongs and will try to help out his wife at home. The ad ends with the father going home to his wife, refusing his wife’s offer to do his laundry.
Watch the video here:
The video, which was first shared by Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, already has over 200,000 shares and over 8 million views as of this writing.
Want a better sex life? Husbands, help your wife out at home!
A recent study revealed that men who help their wives with housework have more frequent and better sex than men who do not help out at home. Although the researchers did not find a connection, men who think they have made a fair contribution in terms of housework were more likely to enjoy their sex lives. The result of the study contradicts previous studies that men who do housework have less sex.
“Rather than avoiding chores in the hopes of having more sex, as prior research would imply, men are likely to experience more frequent and satisfying passion for both partners between the sheets when they simply do their fair share”, according to the study’s author, Dr. Matt Johnson, from the University of Alberta.