Men do more housework.

(67 Posts)
Daddelion Thu 07-Feb-13 18:23:15
GiveMeSomeSpace Thu 07-Feb-13 18:43:49

How do you confuse a Daily Hate reader?

Tell them that immigrants are natural preditors of paedophiles

AThingInYourLife Thu 07-Feb-13 18:50:49

DH gets through more housework than I do.

I'm slow and inefficient. He is like a machine.

My Dad's share of housework would be more than my mother's if she allowed him (or anyone) use the washing machine (ishoos).

My BIL and brother both seem to pull their weight, never heard sis or SIL complain.

RL and MN diverge on housework.

Daddelion Thu 07-Feb-13 18:53:50


You know revealing the truth, and portraying men in a positive light will not be tolerated.

purrpurr Thu 07-Feb-13 18:55:51

Did I just read 'men' and 'positive light' in the same sentence? Noooo.

Pascha Thu 07-Feb-13 19:01:42

I don't do 8 hours of housework if I can avoid it. DH is infinitely tidier and more houseproud than me. This is the boy who, as a teenager, would take a bowl full of hot soapy water to his bedroom every monday night and wash the top of his wardrobe and the skirting boards. Voluntarily.

Not that I think the piece is accurate or unbiased, but the basic premise is certainly true in this household.

Pan Thu 07-Feb-13 19:08:42

I'm massively re-assured by the fact that this is being reported in the DM, AND by YoupiJob's research method and survey details have been fully described in the article. Hey, otherwise it could have had it's veracity questioned. Phew!

AThingInYourLife Thu 07-Feb-13 19:13:18

"This is the boy who, as a teenager, would take a bowl full of hot soapy water to his bedroom every monday night and wash the top of his wardrobe and the skirting boards. Voluntarily."



I thought my DH's adolescence sounded dorky! smile

amillionyears Thu 07-Feb-13 19:17:12

Good. Marvellous.

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Thu 07-Feb-13 19:18:41

66% of men do something and 62% of women do it and this "turns gender stereotypes on their head"?

A 4% difference?


Daddelion Thu 07-Feb-13 19:19:44


That is not normal. Does he like scatter cushions?

Pan Thu 07-Feb-13 19:20:42

The only man I have ever known to do more housework than his female partner was a bloke eerily similar to the Kevin Kline character in "Sleeping With The Enemy"

Maybe I just hang with fellow slatterns.grin

Pascha Thu 07-Feb-13 19:23:53

grin No. Cushions are on a strict one in - one out basis. I'm not allowed to add to the quantity. He likes things very clean, not particularly well decorated.

Pascha Thu 07-Feb-13 19:25:17

He does pull the towels straight, now I come to think about it (but is not a stalking psycho). He can't control the toddler stuff all over the place though. That gives him some trouble.

Daddelion Thu 07-Feb-13 19:33:01


That's conclusive then it's true.


AThingInYourLife Thu 07-Feb-13 19:33:46

Pan - I know a few, but it's not about their crazy high standards.

Just that their female partners have very low standards indeed.

Daddelion Thu 07-Feb-13 19:36:37


That's two breaches of the code.

One more is excommunication.

Pan Thu 07-Feb-13 19:37:26

ATIYL my kinda gals. Sadly v few and far between.

AThingInYourLife Thu 07-Feb-13 19:38:15

You can't excommunicate me!

Then I'd have to pay attention to my children.

AThingInYourLife Thu 07-Feb-13 19:40:02

<sweeps cornflakes under rug>

It's just clutter, not dirt, oh no.

amillionyears Thu 07-Feb-13 19:47:31

btw, do all dadsnet threads automatically appear on mumsnet?

I wandered over there today, and was quite surprised to see that I was on there!

Pan Thu 07-Feb-13 19:52:18

No, just the really important ones, amillionyears.

ipswichwitch Thu 07-Feb-13 19:56:28

Not in my fecking house they don't

Piemother Thu 07-Feb-13 19:56:45

Hmmm. Had one relationship where it was pretty equal. Exh claimed to do loads but didn't do anything useful/helpful plus he was v slow and used it to obstruct other stuff.
But he'll be along shortly to polish his halo I'm sure wink

deleted203 Thu 07-Feb-13 19:58:26

Are these unemployed men?? Who does 30 hours a week housework? (Taking Sundays off that's 5 hours a day!). My DH is out the house doing 14 hours hard graft and doesn't get in until after 7.00pm most nights. Would it be unreasonable of me to suggest he skips the evening meal and does housework til midnight? Given that he is out for work at 5.00am?

Hmm...I shall wave this article underneath his nose immediately...oh no! I can't. He's asleep on the sofa grin.

ipswichwitch Thu 07-Feb-13 19:59:07

That was meant to be
men do more housework
Not in my feckin house they don't

Hard to copy n paste correctly when you're doing the dusting (grumble)

amillionyears Thu 07-Feb-13 20:05:08

I dont understand your answer Pan.

I presume mumsnet doesnt select them in some way to appear on MN?

Pan Thu 07-Feb-13 20:07:39

Oh they do amillionyears. It's a way of silencing us. Yer matriarchy,innit?

Daddelion Thu 07-Feb-13 20:08:49

Dadsnet doesn't get posted in very often, so it won't appear very often in active threads.

Daddelion Thu 07-Feb-13 20:09:38

But the conspiracy theory sounds more fun, so yes that's the reason.

amillionyears Thu 07-Feb-13 20:13:54

Daddelion, so all Dadsnet threads appear on MN?

Didnt realise that. How odd.

Daddelion Thu 07-Feb-13 20:15:14

Why is it odd?

BIWI Thu 07-Feb-13 20:16:19

Of course they do, amillionyears - they are threads/posts like any other thread/post on MN. If someone posts in there, it will appear in Active Convos. Why on earth would you think they wouldn't?

amillionyears Thu 07-Feb-13 20:23:00

Because all Mumsnet posts dont appear in Dadsnet.
Or do they?

And Gransnet, do they all appear here as well?

And again, all Mumsnet dont appear in active convos on Gransnet.
or do they.

Now I am much confused.

Pan Thu 07-Feb-13 20:28:04

Dadsnet is just like any other topic, amillionyears. If you post in a thread that is under the 'topic' Dadsnet, it appears in Active Convos, like it would in Chat or AIBU. The name suggests that it's somehow separate, but it just another topic.

Just not a v active one....

is that clearer?

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Thu 07-Feb-13 20:28:23

Amillion, Dadsnet is just a section like Chat or Recipes.

Gransnet is a separate site.

Daddelion Thu 07-Feb-13 20:28:32

There's a Mumsnet? Where?

We're not allowed out of here often.

BIWI Thu 07-Feb-13 20:29:39

Gransnet is a completely separate site. Dadsnet is a board within Mumsnet.

Pan Thu 07-Feb-13 20:30:44

Nooo, Gransnet is another 'topic' on MN. Shorely? <feels frail grasp of sanity slipping a little more>

BIWI Thu 07-Feb-13 20:31:12

Gransnet is a completely separate site. Dadsnet is a board within Mumsnet.

(Although what makes it confusing is that there is also a Gransnet board within Mumsnet!)

amillionyears Thu 07-Feb-13 20:31:36

I learn something new every day!

<wonders why Dadsnet is just a section, but Granset isnt>

Also, when I went over to Dadsnet today, there were some sports topics.
Cant say I have ever seen them appear in Active Convos. Maybe I go round with my eyes a bit shut.

BIWI Thu 07-Feb-13 20:31:54

Sorry Pan! Your sanity is safe.

amillionyears Thu 07-Feb-13 20:32:27

BIWI, you have lost me completely now!

Pan Thu 07-Feb-13 20:33:16

Alphabetically, Gransnet as a topic appears just after GoodHouse keeping.....which brings us nicely back to housework...

Pan Thu 07-Feb-13 20:33:57


BIWI Thu 07-Feb-13 20:34:45

There is a separate board called Gransnet, which (along with Dadsnet) is in 'In The Club' - if you look at All Topics.

Then there's Gransnet which is a separate site, also run by Mumsnet.

Daddelion Thu 07-Feb-13 20:35:51

'Shorely' Pan?

You're losing it.

Pan Thu 07-Feb-13 20:36:02

oh I was unaware of Gransnet, as opposed to Gransnet. Chrystal clear.

amillionyears Thu 07-Feb-13 20:36:38

I think that is clearer BIWI. Thanks. <will take the evening to further think>

NormaStanleyFletcher Thu 07-Feb-13 20:37:37


A daily fail link. (which I just can't bring myself to click on)

Coulda predicted that coz they love women .

Must be true

BeCool Thu 07-Feb-13 20:38:25

I always thought (ex)P did about 45% of the housework. And then he moved out and I realised the figure was more like 15% and involved mainly OCD clothes folding and stuffing boxes full of stuff (instead of dealing with it properly). <confused>

CaptainNancy Thu 07-Feb-13 20:42:12

Is the rest of the sentence "than mice"? hmm

ImNotDrunkIJustCantType Thu 07-Feb-13 20:49:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

peacefuleasyfeeling Thu 07-Feb-13 20:53:32

Certainly true in our house. DP is very houseproud and tidy, which drives me to distraction some times! He just notices stuff which I would never think of cleaning in a million years, such as chair legs and the sides of plugs. But he also does the lion's share of the cooking, which is lovely, as well as bins and recycling. I just asked him what he has planned for tomorrow while DD spends the morning at nursery, and got a long list of cleaning jobs. And he works longer hours than me. But I do one more day of child care than he does; we split it 3 / 4 days (we both work PT / compressed hours). And I do all the laundry stuff (but no ironing, DP irons his own stuff). Gardening is mine, allotments and wooding are his.

Daddelion Thu 07-Feb-13 20:56:59

I'm boggled to think what 'wooding' is.

Is it legal?

Pan Thu 07-Feb-13 20:58:32

I daren't google it.

amillionyears Thu 07-Feb-13 22:52:07

I know some men who have retired [early], and do more housework than the women, and the women still go out to work.

MmeLindor Thu 07-Feb-13 22:52:19

8 hours a week?

What size of house are we talking here?

(I only skimmed the article because I was in danger of being sucked into the sidebar of shame)

DH is actually more pernickety when it comes to housework than I am. But he is German so doesn't count.

thesnootyfox Thu 07-Feb-13 22:57:43

Dh does more housework than me. He is good at it and I'm not. He can spend 10 minutes cleaning the bathroom and it looks pristine. I spend 2 hours and it looks worse than when I started. I wash the clothes and attempt to tidy up after the children but that is far as it goes. I'm more of a household manager, I'm very good at delegating and writing lists.

peacefuleasyfeeling Fri 08-Feb-13 19:32:25

Ow, I had such a good giggle at that, Daddelion and Pan. It's just what we call sawing and chopping wood and kindling, and keeping the woodbasket stocked every day. I wish it was something more interesting grin .

Pan Fri 08-Feb-13 20:30:48


Daddelion Fri 08-Feb-13 22:31:09

It does sound manly, I hope he doesn't post on Mumsnet?

glyders Sun 17-Feb-13 22:06:40

Message deleted by Mumsnet for breaking our Talk Guidelines. Replies may also be deleted.

Daddelion Mon 18-Feb-13 17:24:01

So who was glyders and what did they say?

Well, perhaps we'll never know.

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Mon 18-Feb-13 17:37:30

It was an advert for a discount site thinly disguised as a post. He had 14 other posts deleted.

pictish Mon 18-Feb-13 17:40:32

Than who? The dog?

BobbyDarin Thu 28-Feb-13 14:39:06

Perhaps there was a punctuation error:

Men, do more housework.

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