How Does The Average Day of Men and Women Differ?
August 3, 2014 4:27 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for some sort of examples about how the average day of a woman vs a man might differ, especially in regards to the "second shift" and household labor. I know I've seen these before, but for the life I'm not finding them.
posted by LANA! to Human Relations (9 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for examples the show how woman do little bits of work here and there, often while the men in their lives are not doing them. Examples, wife folding laundry while husband is "decompressing" from work. Mother getting children ready for school in the morning while also getting ready for work, husband just gets ready for work.
I'm sure I've seen them in both an overall hours spent by each, along with a time break down (6am, wake up, make coffee. 6:15am put a load of laundry in the dryer. 6:45am hop in the shower. etc . . .) ideally in a few different configurations, traditional couples, couples with and with out kids, couples with more and less egalitarian relationships.
If it helps understand what I'm asking for, I'm trying to find some examples to show SO how chore doing is something you only do when things get so bad they can't be ignored (and then some) by showing how doing chores realistically happens every day and might only be 10-20 minutes here and there, but the gender differences in chore behavior add up (why in a more egalitarian household, there might be more chores that each person does throughout the day.)
Specific links or studies available would be appreciated.