Often you hear that men may not want their wife working because they believe it “impinges on her other duties”. I’ve never really understood what they mean by that. If you are married and have children, then yes I can see the point thats being made. But the point again becomes obsolete when children are of school age or when they dont require the same level of attention they once needed.

An even more absurd scenario is where there are no children, then what “duties” are they referring to? The housework-cooking? cleaning? gardening??

Whats being impinged on? These chores that are seen as “duties” or the man’s ego?