‘Please stop asking women about their weight’: Nicola Coughlan rightfully hits back at body shaming...

Jennifer McShane

‘At the age of 33, I left my career and decided it was time to...

Caitlin McBride

This Victorian Rathmines home with sleek extension is on the market for €3.1 million

Megan Burns

6 brilliant books to put on your reading lists for 2021

Jennifer McShane

Helen James shares her favourite no knead bread recipe

IMAGE

Repeat after me: There is nothing wrong with not wanting a promotion

Colette Sexton

Are Buckingham Palace trying to smear Meghan Markle?

Jennifer McShane

WATCH: This powerful ad is going viral for its realistic depiction of breastfeeding

Jennifer McShane

Our pick of new-in homeware to bring that spring feeling into your home

Megan Burns

Image / Editorial

Men Who Earn More Do Less Housework


by Jeanne Sutton
06th Feb 2015

mrs. doubtfire

Karl Lagerfeld may have marched his models down last Autumn’s catwalk brandishing placards vaguely alluding to female emancipation, but don’t get too excited ladies. Tweed Chanel suits don’t dry clean themselves, and a very wealthy boyfriend isn’t going to be much help with laundry.

A new paper in the journal Work, Employment and Society has found that men who earn more money than their female partners do less housework than guys who earn less than their wives and girlfriends.

In further research that will surprise no one, women still do most of the housework, regardless of who is earning more. As Jerry Hall didn’t say, ?While you may be a CEO in the boardroom with some comfy board of director gigs, you must still be a maid in the living room, a cook in the kitchen and a whore in the bedroom. Who makes sure that the duvet is regulary changed.?

While nymag.com points out the study wasn’t particular wide-ranging – only 36 women and 12 men were interviewed and all the couplings were heterosexual – the ray of sunshine takeaway is that most participants think both genders should share the (washing) load.

What’s your personal experience of sharing chores?

Follow Jeanne Sutton on Twitter @jeannedesutun

Also Read

EDITORIAL
Here’s how you can watch a new short film starring Paul Mescal

Paul Mescal fans, this one is for you… A 14-minute...

By Jennifer McShane

essay collections
EDITORIAL
6 brilliant essay collections for when you can’t commit to a whole book

Time these days is a contradiction.  Slow-moving, yet somehow passing...

By Jennifer McShane

sore eyes UTI period
EDITORIAL
Health Check: What are prostaglandins and how do they affect my period symptoms?

If you find yourself suffering with symptoms like cramping, sore...

By Erin Lindsay

Has society become more tolerant of the idea of dating interracially?
premium IMAGE WRITES, REAL-LIFE STORIES, RELATIONSHIPS
Interracial dating: “People kept asking ‘where is she from?'”

With diversity on the rise, what struggles do interracial couples continue to face today? Filomena Kaguako speaks to three couples about their experiences.

By Filomena Kaguako

deal with grief
EDITORIAL
6 books, plays and podcasts to help you deal with grief

Death is a natural part of life, yet there’s no...

By Grace McGettigan

EDITORIAL
Why Harry and Meghan were dead right to walk away

By Amanda Cassidy

EDITORIAL
‘Watching the Christmas shopping rush, it’s easy to feel like if you aren’t spoiling your kids, you’re doing it wrong’

I will not get caught up in the Christmas drama....

By Amanda Cassidy

Elizabeth Day
EDITORIAL
Elizabeth Day: ‘Life is full of failure. But it’s never too late to change your life’

Failure is a natural element of the cycle of life....

By Jennifer McShane