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In days gone by it was a "woman's job" to do the housework, and do the inside work while the man went to work.

Now that many women also work, has the role changed, and does your partner help with everything around the house?

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GREAT question. I sometimes thing the only reason guys marry us is so they can have their personal domestic help. However, there are times when the man steps in...just we feel we are doing the cleaning more often.
I would happily put my hand up for washing the dishes over ironing - it's SO boring! Household chores should be shared in a capacity which suits both individuals.
I asked thisd question as I was always "expected" to be inside and cleaning or working and it was frowned upon that I actually played games on the computer! I wondered if anyone else had this same problem or if the younger generations are taught differently!
by Finy
It shouldn't really be thought of as the man "helping" any more than a man caring for his own child is "babysitting" (it's just being a parent). It's his job too, so he ought to do his fair share. Of course it's up to the individuals involved to negotiate what they think their fair share is and who does which jobs. In our house my husband goes out to work so I do whatever needs doing during the day, but he does some things (some of the caring for our kids, cooking, mowing) while he's home in the evenings and at weekends. Occasionally I get some shtick about the fact that I don't do everything myself but I don't think it's anyone else's business. We're happy with the arrangement we have and I think it sets a good example for our kids.

Apparently a lot of people still expect women to do most of the housework. Here's hoping that will change.
I do agree that they should help out for sure.
by jonaja
It would seem, even if the woman works....she tends to still do more than her share ....(if a poll was taken.)
In my house everyone pitches in to do the daily cleaning. If you see something a miss you tend to it that's what we all do. So cleaning is everyone's business!
From all the women I've worked with, it still seems to be the case that a woman can have a fantastic career and be a boss and earn a lot of money and still be the one stacking the dishwasher at the end of the night. So unjust.
Unfortunately, with working full time, looking after kids, grocery shopping, food preparation & cooking, washing & ironing, women are STILL required to do the cleaning. Very lopsided life we all have to live!

My husband cleaned the bathroom totally & Hoovered the house, weekly. These are two jobs I refused to do. Had just too much else to do on my plate!

my sons do all the heavy stuff i do the easy stuff i am so lucky
even as the stay at home partner, we all pitch in.
if women do more "housework" it is because they choose to and in choosing to they are perpetuating the gender bias.
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