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Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 2 months ago

Is it biased that home chore surveys count time doing chores women tend to do, but not domestic work men tend to do?

“Housework was defined as “core chores,” or routine housework that people generally do not enjoy doing such as washing dishes, laundry, vacuuming floors and dusting … Routine housework, like cooking dinner or making beds, was captured … . Other activities such as home repairs, mowing the lawn, and shoveling snow were not in the study.”

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Is it any surprise that such surveys conclude women do more domestic work, when the work men tend to do is intentionally not included in the survey?

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  • 2 months ago
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    "Is it biased that home chore surveys count time doing chores women tend to do, but not domestic work men tend to do?"

    Of course it's biased.  But that is done purposely with such groups like feminism where they have an axe to grind.  Why would they bring in anything that makes their anti-male perspective look wrong or bad??

    Almost all of feminism operates this way.  They count on most people being too lazy or misinformed to correct their findings that are based off of their deceptive practices.  And too often, they are right.  "Rape culture", and the "Gender Pay Gap" immediately come to mind with this.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I don t know i never accepted this i was raped .

  • 2 months ago

    Presumably mowing the lawn and shovelling snow are seasonal and not daily tasks.  Unlike all the other chores that the majority of women do every day or every few days. A home can't function, without cooking, washing dishes, laundry, food shopping, cleaning etc.

    Home repairs aren't generally done on a daily basis, so the Survey is correct, in that women spend more hours doing daily tasks, as opposed to men who carry out infrequent seasonal tasks, most likely in the garden.

  • Mandy
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Even if those things had been included, it still would have turned out that women do the bulk of the work around the household.

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Any survey that doesn't correct for that and the following wouldn't be entirely accurate. The following being 1) Couples who rent don't have the responsibility for home repairs, the landlord does. 2) The huge number of households that either have a gardener or have transitioned to native flora and don't need one. 3) Shoveling snow as a chore affects barely a third of the nation or less. But, given that when a couple has children there's a whole other level of food prep, bathing, homework help (and now full time homeschooling), playdates, birthdays, soccer/dance practices, etc. a lot of these studies are only observing part of the picture. 

  • 2 months ago

    Jerry's point is worth repeating.  Such surveys are purposely biased to yield results which best suit an agenda.   

    Kudos to you asker for actually reading what the study was measuring and not measuring and seeing the obvious bias.  The problem as Jerry mentioned is most people never read how studies were conducted, they just assume they were objective.  Sadly these days many such "studies" are very biased.

    We see the same with the feminist sexual assault and rape "studies".  For example the famous Koss survey asked female students if they have ever had sex after drinking and counted any affirmative responses as sexual assault which later articles counted as rape - incredibly misleading.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Of course it’s biased.  That’s the point.    The surveyors want to show women do more domestic work than men, so they exclude the work men do to bias the survey.   

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Where does it say those weren't included in the definitions of house work? I don't see it in the link.

  • 2 months ago

    Shoveling, mowing, home repairs and other such things are not house chores and therefore shouldn’t be included in surveys of unpaid domestic work.   

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    This study is a great example of why you shouldn't have liberal universities heavily influenced by feminism doing studies about men and women. That study is nothing but feminist gibberish from start to finish. 

    "He (Frank Stafford) says the fact that people generally do not enjoy core housework may explain the reason for so-called 'chore wars' between men and women. It may also explain the long steady decline in total core housework per week accomplished by both sexes. "

    That's because he's a male feminist idiot. "Chore wars" as he calls them are a consequence of feminists that told women to reject house chores and push them off on men. The fact is women cause tensions in the household because they're trying to force their spouse or boyfriend to do house chores, which in turn cause the "chore wars" he is talking about. If feminists never started to promote "equal housework" then chore wars wouldn't be so common. Once again, feminists caused a problem and instead of taking responsibility for it they are trying to shift blame somewhere else. 

    Anyway, it's not surprising that a study done by a liberal university heavily influenced by feminist thought put out a garbage study that intentionally left out housework commonly done by men. 

    And in what universe is equal anything not going to cause problems? Equal is something that must be micromanaged in order to be maintained. Micromanaging a relationship is a breakup/divorce waiting to happen no matter how you go about it. If you want women to be miserable and their relationships to end then tell them to maintain equal housework as it's bound to cause all sorts of nagging micromanaging demanding women that no one wants to live with. 

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