In one of my classes all the women are married with children, and their husbands are the ones who work outside the home. They all agree that their husbands should do no housework because they are the only ones bringing in money. They also point out that their brothers are better students than they because they do not have child care or housework to do. They do not see the connection between that and the idea that if one is bringing in money one should not do any housework or child care.
Please explain what is happening. I remember learning in Home Economics that men did not do housework and this was a bad thing. I asked my father why he did housework – had the Home Economics teacher sent him a memo? He said no, he did housework because his father had done housework. Both he and his father worked full time jobs for pay. Are we moving backwards, or have I moved to another planet, or both?