I don’t think that I have been married long enough to say that I’m in a perfect marriage, but what I know is that we’re doing pretty well. I know that there is no perfect marriage, but I think I have been blessed.f In the 6 years of marriage, we have been given a lot of challenges and I think what made “us” work is the fact that we know that in a marriage, there should be teamwork where each one should #SharetheLoad.
Admittedly, there are times when the road gets bumpy, but being seeing the effort that he places in this marriage, makes me love him more. What I love about my husband is that he really shares the load. He’s very supportive and does not only show it through his words, but shows is really using his actions.
There are a lot of men who promise you the world, but when push comes to shove, they are no where to be found. My husband is not that kind of a person. He is always there — always actively present.
Have you watched the new #SharetheLoad campaign video from Ariel India, P&G, and BBDO Worldwide, where they remind fathers and husbands to take small steps (like doing laundry) to create more equal homes. They won a Glass Lion at the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for earlier work on this campaign.
Here is the video: https://www.facebook.com/ArielPhilippines/videos/617607581728915/
As moms, we love serving the people we love. We do this since this is how we show our family how much we love them. But over the years, it has become so stereotypical for moms to stay home and do the dishes, etc. Society has labeled roles to be that for a specific gender alone. For example, being the working mom that I am, I sometimes feel that some people in society still look at me as if I were a rebel — doing things that I should not be doing because it isn’t aligned with the “role” that I should play.
Let us share this campaign and remind everyone that a lot of things have changed, therefore, changes must happen, too. Men need to share the load, too!
I love Ariel’s global campaign on women empowerment, and their promotion of gender-equality initiatives in the Philippines through the #AhonPinay campaign. This campaign was launched in March 2016 in support of the Philippine Commission on Women’s (PCW) celebration of National Women’s Month. The #AhonPinay campaign focuses on uplifting women in their selected vocations. This is in line with the theme for the 2016 National Women’s Month celebration, “Kapakanan ni Juana, Isama sa Agenda,” which resonates the call for gender-balance in leadership and decision-making positions in the public and private sector, inclusion of women’s concerns in leadership platforms and the government’s development agenda, and capacitating women to reach their ambitions.
Ariel is the only fast-moving consumer goods brand actively involved in the National Women’s Day initiatives. As the brand continues to empower women, #AhonPinay will also support the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) – Women’s Center through a grant that will help women with their training courses. #AhonPinay will also tap various women’s advocacy groups to uplift, empower, and inspire women by raising gender equality awareness and bringing relevant issues not only in the workforce but in daily lives.
#SharetheLoad and #AhonPinay are both part of Ariel’s global women empowerment campaign, in recognition of its unique role to engage women around the world in promoting gender equality and equal opportunity.
Let’s spread the word about this campaign! There should be more men who share the load like my husband!