Do egalitarian heterosexual marriages exist?
September 26, 2012 10:30 AM Subscribe
Do egalitarian heterosexual marriages exist as a cultural phenomenon?
posted by Mai2k3 to Society & Culture (57 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
To elaborate: I live with my wife in a completely egalitarian union. No roles are assigned based on gender, we share completely in household duties, child care and earning money.
The thing is that I have never met another couple that is not (to usually a rather large extent) mired in gender stereotypes, and also I have never met someone (man or woman) who doesn't assume apriori that we are as well.
People constantly assume that my wife does the cooking and cleaning, and that she does less sports, etc etc
This is all even though they know she works the same amount I do, and we are both academics, and working in academia.
So I'm asking: is there is some place in the world where this is not the case? Do people like us exist in a large amount?