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News site characterises men's minimal contribution to housework as 'helpful' and 'pitching in'

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DonkeySkin Thu 06-Mar-14 22:37:27

From a new OECD survey that indicates the gender gap in unpaid domestic labour shows little sign of closing. Just in time for International Women's Day hmm

www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-07/norwegian-men-most-helpful-with-housework-oecd-survey-finds/5305052

The Daily Mail and the Telegraph, meanwhile, have chosen to interpret the survey's results thusly:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2573955/Are-British-women-REALLY-leisure-queens-Europe-League-table-says-5-5-hours-day-fun-socialising.html

www.telegraph.co.uk/women/10679241/British-women-leisure-queens-of-the-Western-world-international-study-says.html

FloraFox Fri 07-Mar-14 00:17:02

I wish I hadn't clicked the DM and Telegraph links. Now I have the rage. And the comments .... angry

WhentheRed Fri 07-Mar-14 00:27:55

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GarthsUncle Fri 07-Mar-14 00:50:48

So uk men have more leisure time but the headline is abitt uk women being "leisure queens".

Lovely.

LuisCarol Fri 07-Mar-14 01:20:13

Does anyone have a link to the actual study by any chance?

WorstDateHandsDown Fri 07-Mar-14 06:36:08

"most of the day on personal care". Sounds like we are getting our nails done, er sleeping for 8 hours angry

DontGiveAwayTheHomeworld Fri 07-Mar-14 10:06:28

Eight hours sleeping and 1 hour eating. Hardly frivolities! And where are these three-hours-a-day jobs? Because I could really do with one.

It's rubbish. "Women, look, you get loads of leisure time! So it doesn't matter if men have more or do less housework or childcare!"

DontGiveAwayTheHomeworld Fri 07-Mar-14 10:07:37

I also don't remember the last time I got eight hours sleep...

EEatingSoupForLunch Fri 07-Mar-14 12:46:37

How fucking annoying, for so many reasons. I hate phrases like "help out with" housework as it assumes it was a woman's job in the first place. As for all this leisure - what does having the radio on whilst ironing, or knitting watching TV count as? And baths are not 'leisure', they are wadhing!

EEatingSoupForLunch Fri 07-Mar-14 12:46:53

Arrgh. washing

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