'My husband is not my child': Nadia Hussain on refusing to perform partner's domestic tasks

Model-cum-actor has explained why a woman should not be expected to uptake her husband's chores.


Entertainment Desk August 25, 2021

Popular model Nadia Hussain has defined the boundaries of a healthy relationship with her recent appearance on a local TV channel’s talk show.

Hussain, who is known to speak her mind without filters, has given a shut up call to the people expecting women to perform their husband’s domestic duties. When asked if it's a woman’s responsibility to serve her husband, Hussain asserted, “No, not at all!”

Almost instantly ready for a comeback, the host inquired, “Then what is her responsibility? Have you never done domestic work for him?” Without holding back Hussain replied, “Why should I? He’s not my child, he’s my life partner.”

Persistent, the host relayed, “But in our society, men are brought up with liberties like mothers doing their work, serving them food, sisters bringing them water…” To this Hussain intervened, “And that’s wrong; I do not condone it [male privilege] and I am not raising my kids with it.”

Asked if her husband requested her to bring food or water, the Chupke Chupke actor assured, “That’s completely fine. But to demand and to expect a woman to come home from work and serve her husband is wrong.”

In May, Hussain had caused a ruckus on social media after sharing a screenshot of a personal chat with the renowned makeup guru Nabila. The entrepreneur had launched a new product – an all-in-one makeup palette, similar to that of Nabila’s – for her makeup line. When the ace stylist got to know she went messaged her saying, "Don't you have a brain of your own?"

Sharing a screenshot of this message, Hussain also shared what followed. “Firstly, it's not your copyright item. Secondly, it's a totally different product. You [Nabila] are a brand on your own. Why should it bother you? No need to be insecure,” she told the make-up maven.

The Jalan actor accompanied her screenshot with a fuming caption. "I am just shocked, speechless, appalled, confused and yet, feel victorious at the same time! For someone of Nabila's repute, to stoop to so low and send me such an underhanded message on the launch of my product is just beyond me! I cannot tag her because she has blocked me."

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