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Women Are Still Doing Most of the Housework
Time ^ | June 18, 2014 | Alexandra Sifferlin

Posted on 06/19/2014 11:39:37 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Women are still pulling more weight around the house than men, according to the American Time Use Survey data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. However, men are starting to pick up the slack.

The BLS data reveal how much time Americans spent on various activities last year, from household work to leisure and sports — as well as time spent providing childcare.

Here are some interesting highlights from last year’s data:

1. On an average day, 83 percent of women and 65 percent of men spent some time doing household activities such as housework, cooking, lawn care, or financial and other household management.

2. On the days they did household activities, women spent an average of 2.6 hours on such activities, while men spent 2.1 hours.

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


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1 posted on 06/19/2014 11:39:37 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“”””Women are still pulling more weight around the house than men”””””

As it should be. Now go fix me a sammich.


2 posted on 06/19/2014 11:40:29 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: nickcarraway
men spent 2.1 hours

More like 0.00000000000000021.

4 posted on 06/19/2014 11:41:43 AM PDT by bgill
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To: nickcarraway

Isn’t that a generalization?


5 posted on 06/19/2014 11:42:05 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: nickcarraway

Wow: IRS scandal, Iraq, Russia, Obamacare imploding, illegals spilling over the border

And this is what Time is reporting on??????????????


6 posted on 06/19/2014 11:42:53 AM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: nickcarraway

As it should be.


7 posted on 06/19/2014 11:46:42 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: nickcarraway

And the author of this story is wondering why she is still not married...


8 posted on 06/19/2014 11:47:02 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: nickcarraway
Housework For Men
9 posted on 06/19/2014 11:47:47 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: nickcarraway

And men to most of the yard work, home improvement, etc.

We are built for different things. My bride complains that she has to pick up after me, and I complain that she won’t fill her car up with gas and mows the lawn wrong.

So we do what we are good at. Ironically I prefer to do the laundry.


10 posted on 06/19/2014 11:48:12 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Tzimisce

What is a lot more problematic is that the federal government is sticking its nose into this. Liberals like to say that the government should stay out of the bedroom. How about they stay out of the whole dang house. Garage and yard also.


11 posted on 06/19/2014 11:48:24 AM PDT by all the best
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To: shelterguy

And bring my beer... Make sure it’s already opened too!


12 posted on 06/19/2014 11:48:28 AM PDT by bfh333 ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: nickcarraway

Didn’t read the article, but I think most of the time the reason women are doing most of the housework is that they want it done a certain way. That’s my experience with myself and my friends.


13 posted on 06/19/2014 11:48:31 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: shelterguy

So What!! there are more important things going on...or haven’t you noticed!


14 posted on 06/19/2014 11:48:42 AM PDT by free from tyranny
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To: nickcarraway
Men Who Do More Housework Have Less Sex
15 posted on 06/19/2014 11:48:46 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: nickcarraway
housework photo: housework housework.jpg

At least I got up to put on the record.

16 posted on 06/19/2014 11:48:53 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: nickcarraway

In my experience, men should help out at home if asked to. Many times the lady of the house like it that way, she likes being manager or Queen of The House, (which was a hit song in the 60’s).
Just last week, a man in India had his thing partially chopped off, because he changed his own sheets and blankets after having his wife ignore his prior requests that she change the linen.


17 posted on 06/19/2014 11:50:35 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: nickcarraway

So what TIME. I do more outside work than my wife. I work more in the garden than she does...and she’s a stay at home mom. We both do our roles. I work outside the home...and she works inside the home.


18 posted on 06/19/2014 11:51:05 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: nickcarraway
Women are still pulling more weight around the house than men

Yes, I see many more fat women these days.

19 posted on 06/19/2014 11:51:12 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: nickcarraway

Baby daddies spend a lot of time away IF they show up at all..

House whores might indeed be over worked..

** problem?.... NAH..


20 posted on 06/19/2014 11:52:12 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Reddy

In other words,

they want YOU to do it, but you need to do it “right”.


21 posted on 06/19/2014 11:52:20 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: nickcarraway

Just because she tells him what to do all day long, doesn’t mean she can call it work.


22 posted on 06/19/2014 11:52:28 AM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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23 posted on 06/19/2014 11:52:38 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: nickcarraway

That’s IT! I’m turning in my apron!


24 posted on 06/19/2014 11:52:50 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: free from tyranny

That’s another thing - there are some things that women care about being “just right” around the house that men don’t place a high priority on.


25 posted on 06/19/2014 11:53:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Snickering Hound

That would make the perfect Wedding Anniversary gift, but ONLY If your wife had the right sense of humor, otherwise, look out for flying ashtrays and mousepads.


26 posted on 06/19/2014 11:54:16 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: nickcarraway
Alexandra Sifferlin

That is a woman's name .... Women never lie /s

27 posted on 06/19/2014 11:55:49 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: lee martell

Hint taken ... Running for cover!


28 posted on 06/19/2014 11:56:47 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: MrB

My wife took a temporary job that required a lot of time away from home, so the home chores fell to me. She at first was very upset that things weren’t being done her way. I reminded her that they were getting done my way because I was doing them. The complaining stopped right there.
Different priorities.


29 posted on 06/19/2014 11:57:13 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: Texas resident

How do keep bra from becoming tangled in the wash ... That one still eludes me.


30 posted on 06/19/2014 11:58:58 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: nickcarraway

Women’s feet are smaller so they can stand closer to the sink. Obvious.


31 posted on 06/19/2014 11:59:37 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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Nothing has worked ...


32 posted on 06/19/2014 11:59:42 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: nickcarraway

Human nature. Hard for liberals to deal with it.


33 posted on 06/19/2014 12:00:36 PM PDT by albie
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To: no-to-illegals
How do keep bra from becoming tangled in the wash ... That one still eludes me.

Um. You put them in a mesh laundry bag.

Did you need the recipe for pie crust, too?

:-)

34 posted on 06/19/2014 12:03:58 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: albie

There’s an easy answer to that.
Every base belief of the left comes down to believing the lies of Satan in Genesis 3, and the curse that followed.

Their hatred of gender differences comes from the curse of “your desire will be for you husband” (meaning his role)
“but he will rule over you”.


35 posted on 06/19/2014 12:05:48 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MamaTexan
put them in a mesh laundry bag.

Honest Mama, that did not work either ... These bras are evil.

36 posted on 06/19/2014 12:06:53 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: redgolum
My bride complains that she has to pick up after me, and I complain that she won’t fill her car up with gas and mows the lawn wrong.

LOL! Well, I do fill my own car, but I've pretzeled so many mower blades Dear Hubby keeps a spare on the wall of his shop with 'Honey's mower repair kit' written on it.

37 posted on 06/19/2014 12:08:31 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: no-to-illegals

Easy. Had my daughter do the laundry.


38 posted on 06/19/2014 12:08:46 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: Texas resident

What is her secret ... Bras mess up no matter what have tried ... These tangles are starting to make look for tall buildings.


39 posted on 06/19/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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I’m throw the bras off ....


40 posted on 06/19/2014 12:12:19 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Texas resident

I’ll call for bralessness!


41 posted on 06/19/2014 12:12:55 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Texas resident

Truly I like bras ... but not tangled ...


42 posted on 06/19/2014 12:15:53 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: redgolum
and I complain that she won’t fill her car up with gas and mows the lawn wrong.

I don't know your wife but I'm bettin, that she's the type that always leaves the toilet seat down, making you have to raise it every time you want to pee.

43 posted on 06/19/2014 12:19:16 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: no-to-illegals

Don’t know and don’t care.
She handles it.


44 posted on 06/19/2014 12:19:40 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: no-to-illegals
These bras are evil.

Then drown the little evil beasties unmercifully in a sink of warm, soapy water, rinse, and hang up to dry.

That'll learn 'em, durn 'em! :-)

45 posted on 06/19/2014 12:20:46 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: MrB

With no disrespect, it can be the same with yard work, as in the man doesn’t think the mowing was done properly. Or not folding someone’s undershirts or handkerchiefs in a specified way. Or the trash...don’t get me started on handling of the trash.


46 posted on 06/19/2014 12:20:48 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: MamaTexan

Best idea have heard ... I’m going to try that ... If that doesn’t work I’m bringing out the 40 caliber.


47 posted on 06/19/2014 12:22:37 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: MamaTexan

Do you know a good sink repair person?


48 posted on 06/19/2014 12:23:54 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Texas resident

Do you repair sinks? Mine has holes!


49 posted on 06/19/2014 12:25:11 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Reddy

women are doing most of the housework is that they want it done a certain way.”

I do it because I don’t want to mess with my car, the yard or anything that requires tools or a ladder to repair. Those are guy things - at least for my generation.


50 posted on 06/19/2014 12:35:02 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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