Just when you think men and women are well on their way to becoming equal you realise that’s definitely not the case. In what I consider the most annoying claim by researchers of 2016 so far, a new report on equality has found that marriages in which men do chores are more likely to end in divorce.
See what I mean by annoying?
At first I assumed this was one of those lame surveys made up by a bunch of old-fashioned men (*cough*Donald Trump*cough) who want to discourage equality. Sadly it’s reputable research out of the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science in Norway.
Next I tried to blame it on the peculiarity of Norwegian men however as I read through the report I found a few things hitting a touch too close to home and researchers even conclude that couples are probably better off living in a “traditional” household.
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I think I’d rather get divorced than do that.
Norwegian researchers examined how almost 20,000 married men and women divide housework and childcare. The results found that 65 per cent of couples divide childcare almost equally but not boring old housework, which women still get stuck with.
Couples may be better off living in a “traditional” household where women do all the housework if they want to stay together, according to a report from the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science.