Who’s Doing The Dishes?
Motherlode discusses a recent Time article about “Chore Wars” (how couples divide and distribute chores around the house), and questions the long-standing assumption that wives juggling a home workload along with a professional workload end up with an unfair share of responsibilities, relative to their husbands.
The Time article, Lisa Belkin’s thoughts and the comments on these pieces are all really thought provoking.
As a feminist raised in a chauvinist home, I find navigating “chore wars” particularly daunting. Everyday chore “negotiations” become so much more loaded as I worry that picking up my husband’s dirty socks will turn me into my mother, or being the one to step to the sink to wash up after our late-night snack reinforces the notion that I’m the automatic “picker-upper”. I’m curious how our process of figuring this out will continue to unfold after the baby comes, and our responsibilities are multiplied and new roles are formed….Printable Version