Researchers say data gathered during the pandemic throws up two important questions: why women continue to take on most housework and why men believe it to be more equally shared than it is. Photo: Shutterstock
Researchers say data gathered during the pandemic throws up two important questions: why women continue to take on most housework and why men believe it to be more equally shared than it is. Photo: Shutterstock
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Why don’t men do housework? They don’t ‘perceive’ chores like women, Cambridge philosophers say

  • Women looking at an unclean counter may see something to be wiped, while men may just observe a crumb-covered surface, the researchers argue
  • But this means men should train themselves to notice domestic tasks that need doing, the academics say, adding that their study is not about making excuses

Researchers say data gathered during the pandemic throws up two important questions: why women continue to take on most housework and why men believe it to be more equally shared than it is. Photo: Shutterstock
Researchers say data gathered during the pandemic throws up two important questions: why women continue to take on most housework and why men believe it to be more equally shared than it is. Photo: Shutterstock
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