Living in 2020, it should be unacceptable for any grown-up individual not to be able to pull their own weight and do their part of housework and perform some essential life skills, like cooking, cleaning, or doing laundry. Some people, though, still live in a patriarchal world, and household chores are still seen as something only women are supposed to do, which leaves men unable to do some essential stuff even when they have to.
Colegio Montecastelo is a school located in Vigo, Spain, that decided to fight for gender equality choosing a different route. The school has implemented a program that teaches boys and teenagers essential life schools. The classes include cleaning, cooking, even sewing, and we absolutely love the initiative. In fact, we believe that this should be implemented in every school across the US and around the world.
Some people, though, still criticized the initiative for labeling certain and enforcing gender roles. They believe that all activities should be seen as universally useful, and not as ‘manly’ or ‘womanly’.
Although the school administration holds most of the classes, some of the students’ dads are also pitching in, and the goal is to teach the children the most valuable and essential life skills.
However, some people criticized the initiative and wrote that these skills should be taught at home, and not in school. Most of the commenters, though, were very happy with the initiative and suggested it spreads in other parts of the world as well.