On housework and ’emotional labour’

You might well have noticed articles regularly appearing on the above topics. 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 consequently are left feeling unhappy and disadvantaged.

Until now I collated articles on this theme in (mostly) the following blog posts:

The ‘Marriage Strike’ and MGTOW
Men & women and their attitudes to marriage and parenthood

From this point forward, however, I’ll consolidate all such articles in this new post, and progressively add my own commentary.

Related references:

‘They are men … they do nothing’: inside the home lives of women around the world (3 April 2023)

Women work harder than men – phooey! Another great article by Bettina Arndt (31 March 2023)

My man does more chores than me and people think he’ll leave me (11 October 2022) Australian feminist journo, Mary Madigan, just doesn’t get it

Ridiculously easy way men can improve their sex life (23 August 2022) Now scroll down this page to the contrasting “… have less sex” link

Twitter discussion thread on men’s contribution to work and household duties (4 March 2022)

6 Reasons men need to stop making the first move in dating (7 March 2021)

The wage gap is created by women and reflects female financial privilege over men (17 November 2019) A reddit mens rights discussion thread

Men aren’t defective women. They’re men (24 September 2019)

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

Stop calling women nags – We’re just fed up (27 September 2017)

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)

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