Good news for feminists!

Divorce rates are far higher among “modern” couples who share the housework than in those where the woman does the lion’s share of the chores, a Norwegian study has found.

There we have it, if you want the bloke to bugger off get him mopping.

The actual report posits that it\’s a little different. Those couples who do share the chores tend to be those who view marriage in a less traditional manner: traditional here including the idea that it\’s for life. Further, chores tend to be shared in two career families, two careers being what gives the financial ability to divorce without too, too much financial pain.

Sadly, they haven\’t tested the most obvious of theses. That wifey sweating away in a maid\’s outfit increases the connubial bliss of the partnership. Perhaps a research grant could be obtained to explore this?

10 comments on “Good news for feminists!

  1. This is one of those cart before the horse arguments, isn’t? Birds who are happy doing housework are more likely to have a successful marriage than those who aren’t. Forcing the birds who don’t ‘do’ housework to get the duster out will only hasten the demise of the marriage.

  2. Sadly, they haven’t tested the most obvious of theses. That wifey sweating away in a maid’s outfit increases the connubial bliss of the partnership. Perhaps a research grant could be obtained to explore this?

    That sounds an excellent idea. But frankly I won’t believe any answer that does not include Sandra Tsing-Loh’s phrase “kitchen bitch”. As applied to the husband.

  3. @Edward, wasn’t there some story in the press recently that a third of brits found “sweating away” was indeed a chore?

  4. What we have here is a headline that is the wrong way around. It should be “Couples who are more likely to divorce share the housework, study finds”.

    Or, to put it another way, what we have here is cheap trolling by the Telegraph.

  5. The answer is very simple. Be with two women, then when one’s doing the housework you can get sweaty with the other. They can swap periodically so they don’t get bored. It works for me.

  6. Matthew

    I don’t understand one point. If they get so bored with having sex with you, why would they want to do housework instead?

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