There were also special roles in the armed forces carried out by women, e. According to one sociologist's study in , twelve percent of unmarried Indian men would consider being a homemaker according to a survey conducted by Business Today. While the men were at war, many of their womenfolk went to work to keep the countries running. Her last words on earth were: I'll be where loud anthems will always be ringing, But having no voice I'll be quit of the singing. Conversely, in the Western World of the s, many women quit their jobs to be housewives after giving birth. Women, who were also homemakers, worked in factories, businesses and farms. Moving walls are generally represented in years. Picking fruit when it was ripe for market Planting rice in a paddy field Harvesting and stacking grain Cutting hay In rural studies, the word housewife is occasionally used for a woman who does the majority of the chores within a farm's compound as opposed to field and livestock work[ citation needed ]. Traditional societies[ edit ] A housewife in Yendi, Kumasi , Ghana, pours water into a meal and her children play; In societies of hunters and gatherers like the traditional society of the Australian aboriginal people, the men hunt animals for meat, and the women gather other foods such as grain , fruit and vegetables. Terms Related to the Moving Wall Fixed walls: However, the number of male homemakers began gradually increasing in the late 20th century, especially in developed Western nations. In addition to this surge in women entering the workforce, convenience food and technology were also rising in popularity, both of which saved women time that they may have spent performing domestic tasks, and enabled them to instead pursue other interests. There is considerable variability within the stay-at-home mother population with regard to their intent to return to the paid workforce. In rural societies, where the main work is farming , women have also taken care of gardens and animals around the house, generally helping men with heavy work when a job needed to be done quickly, usually because of the season. However, in some regions of the world the male homemaker remains culturally unacceptable.