Wife’s packed lunch for tradie husband sparks online debate

A woman’s photo of the lunch she packs for her tradie husband has sparked an online debate.

The lunch, which includes a sandwich, muesli bar, crackers and fruit, was shared on Facebook page Budget Friendly Meals Australia.

The woman wrote she makes lunch for her tradie husband as it’s a cheaper and healthier alternative than him eating takeaway meals.

While it could be considered thoughtful and caring to some, the post sparked a debate about gender roles.

A woman shared this lunch she packs for her husband but people on Facebook took offence to it. Source: Facebook/ Budget Friendly Meals Australia via The Sun

“Do we have to feed them during the day now too?” one woman wrote, according to The Sun.

Others suggested he should be making his own lunch.

Such was the backlash and fierce debate, admins have been forced to intervene.

“Any a**hole comment about him making his own lunch etc you will be booted,” one woman wrote.

It appears the post has since been deleted.

Tasmania’s Mercury Newspaper asked people on Facebook whether they pack their partner’s lunches.

“It’s called being in a considerate, caring relationship. My husband does enough for our family, I’m happy to do this little thing,” one woman wrote.

One man wrote he makes lunch for his wife and their four kids every day.

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