Today, in this modern world though we don't have those gruesome scarifice still we find this term used for giving up something which is valuable to us in order to help someone. And interestingly the example given for this word in Cambridge Dictionary is, 'Many women sacrifice interesting careers for their family' Why can't it be men who sacrifice for their family?
It is a known fact that women all around the world are the ones to sacrifice. If she is born in a poverty stricken family, she will give up her schooling for her brothers. As she grows up, just because she is born as a woman, she has to sacrifice her lifestyle. She is not allowed to live her life as she likes. When she gets married she has to sacrifice her dreams and aspirations for her husband. Then she becomes a mother and sometimes she has to sacrifice her job. All in all, what I want to say is why does a woman have to sacrifice so much? Why can't a man be the one to sacrifice sometimes?
I can't deny the fact that there are few men who do sacrifice for their families but majority of men take their wives for granted. They think it's women's job to sacrifice. After sacrificing everything for her family, at the end of the day what does she get? Nothing, not even a 'Thank You' from her husband. So basically what I want to say is, men atleast to appreciate what your wives are doing for you!