Donnerstag, August 05, 2010

Neue Studie: "Warum Männer sich vor der Hausarbeit drücken dürfen"

Jahrzehntelang hören wir das Gejammer über Männer, die sich vor der Hausarbeit drücken, und Frauen, die unter der Doppelbelastung leiden. Gelegentlich werden solche Behauptungen durch eine Studie widerlegt. So wie in dieser Woche. Der britische Guardian berichtet:

Wives who claim their husbands should help out more around the house because women work a "double shift" at the office and in the home are misguided, according to research.

If both paid work and unpaid duties such as housework, care and voluntary work are taken into account, husbands actually contribute more than their fair share to the household, experts found.

(...) Across Europe men and women spend the same number of hours on "productive" work each day, each working on average eight hours either in paid jobs or on unpaid duties.

(...) Dr Catherine Hakim, who carried out the study, said: "This data overturns the well-entrenched theory that women work disproportional long hours in jobs and at home in juggling family and work.

"Feminists constantly complain that men are not doing their fair share of domestic work. The reality is that most men already do more than their fair share."

(...) "Furthermore, there is evidence that men are beginning to demand the same options and choices as women, with more claims of sex discrimination from men. Policy-makers need to be aiming for gender-neutral policies."

Über die Studie berichten die Daily Mail ("The lazy husband myth: Forget the feminist moans, men do more than their fair share around the house", die kanadische Toronto Sun sowie die Times of India, aber selbstverständlich keine deutsche Zeitung.