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‘When Did It Become A Crime To Look After Your Man?’

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‘When Did It Become A Crime To Look After Your Man?’

A 22-year-old mother has been slammed as a ‘1950s housewife’ after she asked for lunch ideas on what to prepare for her husband.

Maddie, from Sydney, called on other parents on a mothers’ private Facebook page to share their tips on what they make for their other half besides sandwiches.

‘I would love to hear what other mums make their hubbies for lunch and snacks throughout the work day. We are getting over sandwiches,’ she wrote.

Maddie, from Sydney, called on other parents to share their lunch ideas on a Facebook group

But instead of receiving suggestions for sandwich alternatives, the young mother was faced with a torrent of cruel remarks.

‘Our advice is to stop making his lunches,’ one wrote.

‘Whatever he could be bothered to make himself, which is nothing, so he doesn’t eat lunch. All is fair in love and war,’ another said.

‘I was married for twenty years and my favourite packed lunch for my husband was called a Get it Yourself with a side order of I’m not your mother,’ another posted.

Another chimed in: ‘He was a grown single self sufficient independent man before we met… why does he get lucky (aka get a slave) and I don’t?!?! It’s enough with our children, don’t need another child, need a husband!’

One said: ‘I think this post could have gone a totally different way if the word ‘Hubbie’ wasn’t used – lunch ideas are always welcome and people have lots of great suggestions. No need to mention who the lunch is for because that shouldn’t really be relevant.’

And another wrote: ‘Imagine how many men post FB threads asking for tips on ironing their “wifey’s” blouse?’

But instead of receiving suggestions for sandwich alternatives, the young mother was faced with a torrent of cruel remarks (stock image)

Several women spoke candidly about how their husbands make their own lunches for work

Maddie hit back at critics, saying her husband who ‘works in an extremely physically demanding job’ helps her out with housework.

‘Thank you so much ladies who did reply with helpful tips and advice. To the rest of you – you should be ashamed of yourselves,’ Maddie said.

‘You have no idea what my husband does… he cooks dinner every second night when I’m putting Bub to bed. He gets up in the middle of the night with our Bub.

‘He is a champion. The least I can do is make him a bloody sandwich. I love my man, he deserves to eat lunch and we can’t afford to eat out.

‘Also no I am not born in the 1950s considering I was born in 1995. When did it become a crime to look after your man…’

The young woman took to a mother's Facebook group ask a simple question, which spiralled into backlash (stock image)

Maddie defended herself against critics, saying her husband helps her out with housework

The post attracted a mix response from fellow mothers, with some saying they enjoy making their husbands lunches while others admit they have never prepared food for their other half

The negative comments have since been deleted as several mothers jumped to Maddie’s defence, admitting they make lunches for their husbands.

One wrote: ‘I work and so does my husband and I love making his lunch. We have been married 12 years and it is a nice way to let him know I care for him.

‘Being caring is not a tradition, it is just being loving. Nice to hear others do. He likes it when I cut up bread, cheese etc like an antipasto platter in his lunch box!’

And another posted: ‘I think it’s a very lovely and kind gesture though acknowledge that not everyone may have the time and capacity to do so. Surely nice actions like these get reciprocated in happy marriages.’

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