You may have noticed articles appearing on the above topics with increasing regularity. Almost without exception the theme is one of men as unappreciative, lazy, selfish, oafs. We are told that women who are in heterosexual relationships are routinely forced to pick up the slack, and are consequently unhappy and disadvantaged.
Until now I collated articles on this theme in (mostly) the following blog posts:
From this point forward, however, I will consolidate all such articles in this new post, and progressively add my own commentary.
Bettina Arndt looks at housework (10 April 2019) Video
OECD: Time spent in paid and unpaid work, by sex (undated) When you add paid & unpaid work together then gender differences all but disappear.
Sharing the parenting duties could be key to marital bliss: study (3 October 2017)
Most of the articles on this theme don’t acknowledge that men are, on average, doing more around the house than they have ever done before. This article bucks the trend:
“Although men have increased their housework time since the 1970s, they more typically perform the least-urgent chores, like changing lightbulbs or car maintenance”. Err, thanks for the bouquet
Gender equality begins at home: empty the dishwasher, guys, by Judith Ireland (1 May 2015) and related reddit mensrights discussion thread. And here is a February 2017 article on the same theme.
At home, women treat men as if they are barely competent (10 February 2015)
The two articles below argue a case that’s somewhat different to the usual feminist assertions:
Men Who Do More Housework Have Less Sex (1 April 2013)
The More Chores A Husband Does, The More Likely The Marriage Will End In Divorce (28 September 2012)