Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi shared a video of himself cleaning and challenged South African men to share videos of themselves cleaning. The winner of this challenge will win a signed rugby t-shirt.
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Ndisebenza ingathi ndithunyiwe 🧼 lenqayi inditshintshile ! Intloko ipholile ndicinga intozam ngoku ndisebenza. Starting a challenge for Men! Tag me in your house cleaning or cooking posts and you could win a signed rugby tshirt. Also drop your hashtag options below for this challenge….. masiye
While the challenge aimed to encourage men to take part in household chores, it received criticism on Twitter.
Men and women on Twitter shared their disapproval of the challenge and pointed out the double standards of the challenge.
Men said that they have been cleaning their houses for a long time and never considered that as worthy of being a challenge.
Nothing special about this, I help my wife and kids everyday when it comes to cleaning our house. I don't see why would this be a challenge.— Goodman Nxumalo (@Goodman_Nxumalo) May 19, 2020
Awuuu!! So Cleaning your house has becomes challenge now in SA. I’ve been doing this challenge since since I was me. I guess I won the challenge 🤷🏿♂️. Where is the price? pic.twitter.com/UFJ1RqXPwC— STS1 (@simojele) May 19, 2020
Women pointed out how the challenge suggests that women cleaning the house its expected and men cleaning the house are a noble act worthy of a prize.
I get that it’s meant to be encouraging. But it just breeds the thinking that a woman doing house-cleaning is a duty, expected but unacknowledged. A husband/ boyfriend does it and it’s “helping out” or “taking up a challenge”. 🙄 https://t.co/9moaYCf8OI— Asma Moosa Essa (@Asma_Moosa_Essa) May 19, 2020
What do you think about this challenge?