Kiska (ifritah) wrote,

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Angry enough to make an account...

I'm not even going to pretty it up in an a href. This article states that the idea that women work more than men do is false and that's there's all sorts of equality when it comes to both work and housework/child rearing.

My ass.

I was so annoyed at this article, I made an account purely so I could post this on their forum:

I have two comments to make on this article.

First, I find it very difficult to take any article seriously when the link of the study cited, as well as the article itself, does not give any details of how many people were surveyed in this supposed extensive study, nor any other demographical information. (I would expect to find such information in an abstract, but even without, the full study not being available unless a $5 fee is paid seems unprofessional at best.)

Second, even with the blatant disregard for earlier findings to the contrary of this article, I am disappointed to note that there is no mention to the phenomenon known as the ‘double shift’. This term is used to describe women working a full-time job who then come home to a second ‘shift’ with child care duties and house work. In dual-income families, the woman is still expected to be the one to take up the household slack, even though the husband worked the same amount of hours, in these cases.

With no demographic data to turn to, I have no idea how many dual-income families were surveyed. Nor how many housewives (or househusbands, for that matter) were questioned, or overworked business men and women, etc. I don’t know how many people were surveyed from the United States versus those questioned in Europe. I’ve been given no facts, only conjectures.

Frankly, all this article does is attempt to discount women’s continuing struggle for equality in both the workplace and in their households. And I’m not pleased.

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