2020年8月2日 星期日

Millennial men are more accepting than ever, but they still won't do laundry

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1. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which gender holds the majority of jobs in the workforce?

2. Despite progress in gender equality, which household duties are women still more likely to do, according to a Gallup poll?

3. What does the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report suggest about the timeline for achieving true gender equality in the U.S.?

4. According to Harry Reis, professor of psychology at the University of Rochester, why do gender roles in household duties change slowly?

5. What does the analysis of the American Time Use Survey by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal about better-educated parents and teaching gender-neutral roles?

6. According to Christin Munsch, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut, what is the reason behind millennial men's reluctance to contribute equally to household duties?

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Even though parents nowadays are trying to teach their children more gender-neutral roles, he said it’s still a struggle for people.

“It’s more convenient and comfortable for people to follow the gender roles that they’ve grown up with,” he said. “If you look at the studies, girls are asked to help out with activities than boys are.”

And he’s right. According to a 2017 analysis, girls who are 15 to 19 years old spend about 45 minutes doing household chores every day while boys in the same age group spend about 30 minutes.

One reason for that is because our society still values masculinity.

Another reason why men don’t contribute equally to household duties is because they’re not as motivated as women.

Relationships where men and women have a lot of inequality in terms of housework and income are less stable.