Wednesday, November 30, 2005


This is a man's country!

Lois: I guarantee you a man made that commercial.

Peter: Of course a man made it. It's a commercial Lois, not a delicious thanksgiving dinner. ~ Family Guy

Great news people! (and by 'people' I of course mean the men)

According to a study carried out by the Government's Economic and Social Research Institute, housework is still largely the preserve of women in Irish society.

The study of the domestic habits of 1,000 adults found that 81% of men involved did no cleaning work or laundry on weekdays, while 71% avoided all cooking or food preparation.

By contrast, almost 70% of women engaged in all of these activities on a daily basis.

Wow, I find that shocking. That means that 30% of women aren't engaged in these activities on a daily basis.

The women involved in the research were found to spend five hours on caring or housework every weekday, compared to an average of one hour and 40 minutes for men.

Obviously this will raise a few eyebrows amongst certain loonies (ie women), but at the end of the day, this country is built on a solid foundation of women doing everything. Without that, this nation would descend into anarchy.

What do people expect? Men to actually do stuff? Let's be realistic. It's bad enough that we men have to squash big creepy-crawlies for women. Sometimes we have to leave the couch and the TV programme we've been watching in order to do that but is that ever talked about or commended? Hell no.

Look, here's the thing. Every man needs a cup of tea. And it's a scientific fact, backed up by NASA I think, which states that women make it better than men. Therefore women should regard making the tea as a great honour. Same goes for all their mandatory chores. Women are so good at them that men have to sit down and preoccupy themselves with the TV. Is there a greater compliment than that?

This is a country for men. But that doesn't mean women can't play a big part!

"Men are irrelevant. Women are happy or unhappy, fulfilled or unfulfilled, and it has nothing to do with men." ~ Fay Weldon

Ugh. Don't you just hate sexists?


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