Jill Duggar’s Instagram Comment About ‘Woman’s Work’ Has Fans Up in Arms

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard

At first look, it seems to be like a cute photograph of a mother and her son. On Feb. 9, Derick Dillard shared a photograph of his spouse, former Counting On star Jill Duggar, on Instagram. In the picture, the mother of two is within the kitchen washing dishes along with her 2-year-old son Samuel strapped to her again. But one of many hashtags Derick used on the post shortly had some individuals up in arms. 

Derick used the hashtag ‘woman’s work’ on his photograph of Jill

Derick included a quick caption on his photograph of Jill, as effectively a number of hashtags.  “Baby Sam helping Jill in the kitchen 😍 #teachemyoung #ergobaby #womanswork” he wrote. 

A couple of individuals thought Derick’s post was cute, humorous, or captured a particular second between a mom and her son.

“What a wonderful thing to snap a quick pic of how much this momma loves her son,” one individual commented.

“This is a great way to get work done when a child is whiny and only wants mom,” one other wrote. 

Many individuals had been offended by the post 

While Derick bought some constructive feedback on his post, many individuals had been delay by his use of the phrase “woman’s work.” Critics weighed in, saying that the 30-year-old legislation pupil ought to be serving to his spouse within the kitchen moderately than snapping humorous footage of her whereas she labored. Others thought he was embracing outdated gender norms by assuming that cooking and cleansing had been actions for ladies, not males.

“All this picture says to me is … Jill is cooking with a child strapped to her back while you have the luxury of standing there watching and taking a picture on your phone …….. maybe try HELPING her!” one individual wrote. 

“Hashtag ‘woman’s work’? Wow and I was rooting for you too….,” commented one other.

Jill appeared to suppose it was humorous

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

While individuals had been fast to guage Derick for what they noticed as a sexist remark, his spouse didn’t appear to thoughts. She commented on her husband’s post, writing “‘Baby’ Sam….😂 #womanswork 😂.”

Unlike among the commenters, Jill appeared to have a humorousness about her husband’s comment. It’s potential that the 2 had been joking about Jill taking up “woman’s work” as a result of in actuality they share family duties. Or maybe she simply noticed the humor within the state of affairs she was in in the mean time Derick snapped the photograph.

Jill comes from a conservative household the place women and men embrace conventional gender roles. Now that she has a household of her personal, she appears to have largely caught with that very same dynamic. Her husband works or goes to high school, and she or he stays house and homeschools their two children. Based on what she shares on social media, she additionally appears to tackle the vast majority of the family duties like cooking. It’s not clear if Derick helps out with these duties. 

Some individuals thought Derick was being intentionally provocative 

As some individuals had been getting labored up about Derick’s post, others argued that he was doubtless being intentionally provocative so as to get an increase out of individuals. 

“You know he did that on purpose. He loves to get people riled up,” one individual wrote. 

“You know by now that he loves messing with the public. I found it funny! 🤷🏼‍♀️😁” one other commented. 

Jill replied to that final remark. She appeared to substantiate that her husband was trolling individuals together with his sexist hashtag.  “😂 yup,” she wrote.

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