Nonsense. Having a professional career is much more demanding. Feed a kid properly, get them in a good school, try and help their little problems, when they're in school, they are already leaving you. This isn't rocket science. It's not brain surgery. How can you compare cleaning floors and picking up clothes and all those endless mindless jobs to a career. It's just reproduction, any animal can do it. Stuff about a great honour is like the cynical manipulation 50s advertisers used to do: convincing women they needed special stuff to clean floors, windows, etc, to make them feel it was a demanding profession. Actually, housekeeping is well suited to mentally retarded ppl: they find it challenging.