Let’s just stipulate, right off the bat, that mom is far more likely to be the person arranging dentist appointments, buying toilet paper, and picking out a birthday present for little Kevin down the block, whose mom is going to take it back if it’s not organic anyway, so why bother thinking about it?
Let’s assume this is 100 percent true: It still doesn’t mean that women are being “dragged down” and that men have an easy life, as the write-up of an old study about household duties suggests. Lisa Wade, at Time, writes:
And, to be fair, while women who are married to or cohabiting with men do more domestic work than their partners, husbands spend proportionally more time on paid work. Today the amount of sheer hours that men and women spend in combined paid and unpaid work is pretty close to equal.
But that doesn’t count the thinking.
Husbands may do more housework and childcare than before, but women still delegate:
Wade defines thinking as work, which I one hundred percent agree with. In fact, this knowledge aspect is one reason why I found the Department of Labor’s attempt to classify all employees earning less than $47,476 as hourly workers to be problematic. A knowledge job means you don’t stop working just because you’re away from your desk, but I digress.
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