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Yahoo Lifestyle: Midwestern women are doing more chores than anyone


Yahoo Lifestyle featured the CARE co-sponsored poll’s findings around how housework is divided between women and men in the U.S. It found geographical differences, with women in the Midwest shouldering more housework and feeling less appreciation from their partners. The piece cites one expert paper finding: “Housework has become a proxy for understanding the relationship between gender and power in heterosexual couples. Notions of equity not only are intertwined with covert and overt power but also are explicitly gendered. Studying housework, therefore, can teach us about social life at both the micro and the macro levels.” Read more here.


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