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housework

the unwaged labour involved in maintaining the household and its members, such as cooking, cleaning, washing and ironing. In most modern societies, this work is privatized and feminized. Housework is concerned with the physical rather than the emotional tasks of caring for family members. Women, assumed to be ‘natural’ CARE givers, typically undertake both roles. see DOMESTIC LABOUR.

What does it mean when you dream about housework?

Dreaming about housework can simply be a reflection of our everyday tasks. Otherwise, it can refer to “getting our house together,” or cleaning out the things that no longer serve us.

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It found women spend an average of 19.7 hours per week on housework, while for men it was 9.2 hours.
DESPITE massive gains in education and employment, women still shoulder a larger share of the housework than men.
The surveyed women said they spent about three hours and nine minutes on housework per day on weekdays and around three hours 35 minutes on weekends, compared to their husbands who spent a mere 37 minutes on weekdays and about one hour and 12 minutes on weekends.
activity walk to the cold winter extremely Unfortunately, my domestic attributes do not stretch to housework. I thought bathrooms and toilets were self-cleaning until I found my wife wearing yellow rubber gloves and a pained expression on the landing.
Frustrated The mum, who wishes to remain anonymous, says in her advert: "I've been trying to get my husband to do his fair share of the housework for years now, and despite the fact I work as well, he always says he's too tired when he gets home.
This higher reproductive burden for women does not lessen with work: working women even those working full-time dedicate as much time as non-working ones to housework, leaving little to no time for leisure, resulting in significant time poverty.
Naked cleaning doesn't actually involve any strenuous housework - and the woman we spoke to admitted the cleaning work mainly consists of 'prancing around with a duster'.
ISLAMABAD -- In my household, gone are the days of gender stereotypes; the housework is shared equally, and my partner - a fairly modern man - tends to do the lion's share of the cooking.
Exactly what are dads doing while moms are taking care of housework or tending to their child?
In fact, a recent survey from home appliance leader LG Electronics found most Americans (52 per cent) get impressed by their partner doing housework. In fact, those who do chores with their partner (60 per cent) are nearly twice as likely as those who don't (37 per cent).
MOMS DADS 1965 2011 1965 2011 Paid work 8 21 42 37 Housework 32 18 4 10 Child care 10 14 3 7 43% of married moms say they handle more of the household tasks.
Elizabeth Patton & Mimi Choi, eds., HOME SWEAT HOME: PERSPECTIVES ON HOUSEWORK & MODERN RELATIONSHIPS.