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MAKERE UNIVERSITY STUDY INDICATES UGANDAN HUSBANDS WHO COOK ARE RIDICULED BY SOME

KAMPALA-- A study conducted by the Economic Research Policy Centre (EPRC) and School of Women and Gender Studies at Makerere University here indicates that married men who cook are ridiculed by some sections of society and become a subject of gossip.

As a result of cultural practices and norms, married men who help their wives in the kitchen are perceived as greedy or bewitched, a perception which is in fact dominant in Kampala and Kabale district, according to the study.

A man who helps out in the kitchen would be mocked and gossiped about as 'oyo bamuloga nebamulekera agasala ekuubo', translated as 'A man that was bewitched by his wife and only left with senses to enable him to cross the road', said Dr Peace Musimenta of the School of Women and Gender Studies when she presented the findings of the survey here recently.

This perception was based on feedback from respondents in Kampala and Kabale. The survey covered 1,198 households.

A man who helps out his wife in the kitchen is compared to a 'dog' that follows the 'owner' wherever he/she goes, respondents from Kable said

The study, entitled "Gender Roles and the Care Economy in Uganda Households -- A case of Kaabong, Kabale and Kampala districts", was conducted in May 2017.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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