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actsnoblemartin
08-11-2008, 01:18 PM
who should do the chores?

A. Men
B. Women
C. Both
D. Neither, The kids
E. the maid
F. Other, please Explain

http://lifestyle.msn.com/relationships/articletkt.aspx?cp-documentid=8518896&GT1=32023

Sex Roles and Household Chores
The truth about household jobs and gender
By Jonathan Small

At some point in my marriage not exactly sure when or why, really I became the designated spider killer. And fly swatter. And roach squasher. In fact, if any insect makes the unfortunate decision to wander into our home, it's my responsibility to promptly terminate it. My wife, Diana, will stand in the kitchen inches away from a bug and still call me from across the house to come deal with it. Is it annoying? Sometimes, yes. But, then again, she has her own set of responsibilities, like shopping for the insect repellent and flyswatter.

crin63
08-11-2008, 01:47 PM
Hey if women wanna dress up for their sex roles while doing the household chores I'm ok with that. Just make sure the kids are already asleep. :coffee:

dmp
08-11-2008, 01:51 PM
The one staying home should do most home-associated chores. But here's the thing - assigning 'chores' to the couple is stupid. BOTH should be man and/or woman enough to do what it takes. :)

Noir
08-11-2008, 07:12 PM
gawd, got me all interested with a thread about 'sex roles' only to then find out it's about washing dishes :(

On topic, both should share.

April15
08-11-2008, 07:22 PM
As with any partnership share and share alike.

manu1959
08-11-2008, 07:43 PM
As with any partnership share and share alike.

what about each according to their needs and each according to their ability....

gabosaurus
08-11-2008, 10:49 PM
All roles in the household should be mutually determined by the couple in question. There is not a catch-all that works for everyone.

My husband works as a financial analyst and adviser. He is best suited to handle all our expenses and investments.
I know how to cook and how the dishwasher works. So I do that.
We both take an active hand in raising our daughter. If there is a question, he defers to me, since I am female and know what it is like to grow up as a girl.

My Winter Storm
08-14-2008, 12:35 AM
A husband and wife should be equal when it comes to housework. They can both do it together.

Abbey
08-14-2008, 02:16 PM
Here's a GREAT song from "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum" You can tell how I voted. :laugh2:

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Everybody ought to have a maid,
Everybody ought to have a working girl,
Everybody ought to have a lurking girl
To putter around the house.
Everybody ought to have a maid,
Everybody ought to have a menial
Consistantly congenial
And quieter than a mouse.
Oh, oh, wouldn't she be delicious,
Tidying up the dishes,
Neat as a pin.
Oh, oh, wouldn't she be delightful,
Sweeping out,
Sleeping in.

Everybody ought to have a maid,
Someone who you hire when you're short of help
To offer you the sort of help
You never get from a spouse:
Fluttering up the stairway,
Shuttering up the windows,
Cluttering up the bedroom,
Buttering up the master,
Puttering all around the house!
Oh, oh, wouldn't she be delicious,
Tidying up the dishes,
Neat as a pin.
Oh, oh, wouldn't she be delightful,
Sweeping out,
Sleeping in.

Everybody ought to have a maid,
Someone who in fetching you your slipper will
Be winsome as a whipporwill
And graceful as a grouse:
Skittering down the hallway,
Flittering through the parlor,
Tittering in the pantry,
Littering up the bedroom--

[SENEX & PSEUDOLUS]
Twittering all around the house!

[HYSTERIUM]
A maid?

[SENEX]
A maid.

[PSEUDOLUS]
A maid.

[ALL]
A maid!
Everybody ought to have a maid,
Everybody ought to have a serving-girl,
A loyal and unswerving girl,
To putter around the house.
Oh, oh,

[HYSTERIUM]
Think of her at the dustbin,
'Specially when she's just been
Traipsing about.

[ALL]
Oh, oh, wouldn't she be delightful,

[HYSTERIUM]
Living in,

[SENEX]
Giving out.

[ALL]
Everybody ought to have a maid,
Daintily collecting bits of paper n' strings,
Appealing in her apron strings
And graceful as a grouse.

[HYSTERIUM]
Pattering through the attic,

[SENEX]
Chattering in the cellar,

[PSEUDOLUS]
Clattering in the kitchen,

[SENEX]
Flattering in the bedroom,

[ALL]
Puttering all around the house!
The house!
The house!

[LYCUS]
A maid?

[HYSTERIUM]
A maid.

[PSEUDOLUS]
A maid.

[SENEX]
A maid!

[ALL]
Everybody ought to have a maid,
Someone who's efficient and reliable,
Obedient and pliable,
And quieter than a mouse!
Oh, oh, wouldn't she be so nimble,
Fiddling with her thimble,
Mending her gown.
Oh, oh, wouldn't she be delightful,

[LYCUS]
Cleaning up,

[SENEX]
Leaning down.

[ALL]
Everybody ought to have a maid,
Someone who'll be busy as a bumblebee
And even if you grumble, be
As graceful as a grouse.

[LYCUS]
Wriggling in the anteroom,

[HYSTERIUM]
Jiggling in the dining room,

[PSEUDOLUS]
Giggling in the living room,

[SENEX]
Wiggling in the other rooms,

[ALL]
Puttering all around the house!
The house!
The house!
The house!

jackass
08-14-2008, 03:21 PM
Have the bitch do it! Why else would a man get married???





















:laugh2::laugh2:

dan
08-14-2008, 03:49 PM
Have the bitch do it! Why else would a man get married???


:laugh2::laugh2:

What do you say to a woman with two black eyes?

Nothing, she's already been told twice!




:poke:I am going to die alone!:laugh2:

Immanuel
08-14-2008, 03:52 PM
What do you say to a woman with two black eyes?

Nothing, she's already been told twice!




:poke:I am going to die alone!:laugh2:

And evidently very soon with cracks like that. :laugh2:

Immie

Trigg
08-14-2008, 05:28 PM
The maid of course.......I gotta get me one of those :laugh2:


Until then, since I'm home the most, I do the inside chores. Hubby does the outside chores, mostly because I have the amazing ability to get poison ivy when non is visible.