Advanced search

Men do more housework.

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

It's in the Mail so it must be true.

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.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: