Well, maybe, I guess. Because, if Prof and I stay together, we are eventually going to live together. And I'm going to go back to that grumbling, pissed off fort holder-downer. Its inevitable. Because that's what living with someone is like, whether real or imagined, someone always feels like their load is heavier.
So, I thought I would share this recent article with you, from PsychCentral. It basically goes like this: women still shoulder the bulk of household responsibilities. When both the wife and husband are both working professionals, if the husband works over 6o hours a week, the wife's odds of quitting her job increase by 51%; 112% if she is a mother. But if the wife works over 60 hours a week, it has no impact on whether the husband quits or not.
If you are a woman, and you work, and you work damn hard, this should piss you off! Despite 40 years of massive numbers of women in the workforce, the weight of managing the household still sits squarely on our shoulders. And when we can't keep up, we quit our careers instead of holding the guy to task.
Sure, I know, its not that simple. But it still gets my goat, and I want you to be pissed off about it too. And I want you to be mindful of it if its happening to you, or your friends. And I want you to fight it! "What do we want?" "Equality!" "When do we want it?" "Now!"
Now, I'm off to darn Prof's socks...