As bonus addenda for today’s theme, we have this ridiculous article from the “dignified” New York Times about militant feminists expecting the men of the houses to handle all the garbage chores.
Taking Out the Trash? That’s Still a Man’s Job, Even for the Liberal Coastal Elite
This is our weekly ritual. There’s no acknowledgment of the obvious inequity. No you-do-it-next-time admonishment. He accepts his role without a hint of bitterness. (In a way I do not when it comes to, say, driving car pool or coordinating play dates.) Every Monday around 9 p.m., I feel a tinge of guilt, except … not really.
Almost every woman I know who lives with a man shirks this chore. It’s as if all hard-won equality in the home is tossed on trash night. It may be the last bastion of accepted 1950s behavior. And in this case — and this case alone — women are fine with that.
As one friend pointed out: “Women deal with the rest of the garbage.”