Research shows men are now doing more housework. Is it by choice?

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Research shows men are now doing more housework. Is it by choice?
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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 11:57am

I am currently taking a sociology class focused on marriage and family. During a recent project, research that accounted for the time of both men and women exposed that men are performing more tasks around the house.

During a discussion, the question of intention was raised. Are men pitching in more alongside of their wives? Or just in their absence?

For example, If she has to work late one night and he opens a can of soup and makes a sandwich, fending for himself, that would show him spending more time on household tasks than the wife.

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Registered: 01-05-2000

Right now, household duties (chores) are unequal.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 02-24-2010

My answer was going to be (tongue in cheek somewhat) Who cares as long as they are helping?

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Registered: 01-15-2006

did the research reveal that men were doing more housework THAN women or more housework THAN his gender role did years ago?

 

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Registered: 03-25-2010

I don't really consider feeding one's self a household task, thats a basic life skill, imo.

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Can't. Believe. I'm. Going. To. Say. This. I totally agree with this post.

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Registered: 07-17-2007

I agree.

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Registered: 02-24-2010

I was going on the assumption that it meant men do more than they used to (in the olden days, lol).

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Registered: 02-24-2010

In the interest of expanding their horizons, I think my 2 girl scouts need to do a sampling of boy scout patches.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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If we still had a thumbs up button, I'd be giving you a thumbs up right now.





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