Faryal Makhdoom, the wife of renowned boxer Amir Khan, recently made an appearance on Good Morning Britain on which she made a statement pertaining to stay-at-home mums should be paid more than a surgeon or a lawyer.
Should stay-at-home mums get paid a salary? @FaryalxMakhdoom says mums should get more than surgeons. However, @Amelle_B_SRosa says you can't put a price on raising your kids. #GMB pic.twitter.com/Y0G8aeVzBd— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 7, 2019
“Us staying home, we’re working like 90 hours a week. We’re not just looking after our children but the entire house. A CEO of the house that’s not getting paid. It’s laundry, cooking, cleaning, looking after your children, and I think when you put it all together, we should get paid more than a surgeon or a lawyer. It adds up to £100k a year or more than that,” Faryal said while speaking on the show.
She was asked about taking the issue up with Amir, to which she added, “But see I’m lucky enough to get help and get a cleaner and a cook. But what about some of my friends who can’t afford it. They have to leave work to look after their children because childcare is more expensive and their husband’s don’t have that extra money to give to them,” adding that “I feel like we’re helping the economy by staying home and doing all the work we would be getting from the government.”
A guest on the show disagreed with Faryal’s view on the matter but Faryal was adamant that stay-at-home mums should get paid. “I think you should totally get paid. You’re the CEO of the house. You’re looking after house bills, cooking, cleaning, and I think you should get appreciated. We’re saving so much cost by being at home sitting and having that 24/7 on the go job, and I feel like a mother would do it better than anyone else would,” she said while explaining her stance.
Do you agree with her statement?