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  • n  the work of cleaning and running a house

  • About half of married couples battle over housework; those with kids fight more.
  • For the women in Apter's study, the most common flash points were issues traditionally considered maternal ones: child care and housework.
  • A man who does housework is also going to be involved in childrearing another major benefit to the couple.
News & Articles

  • 4th suspect in Ohio enslavement case surrenders
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal authorities alleging an Ohio woman was held captive with her child and made to do housework say a fourth suspect charged with forced labor has surrendered to authorities.
    June 20, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • 4th suspect in Ohio enslavement case due in court
    CLEVELAND (AP) — The first of four suspects is due in federal court in a forced labor case alleging an Ohio woman was held captive with her child, threatened and made to do housework.
    June 20, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Ohio woman accuses 3 of holding her captive
    ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A woman told authorities she was held captive for more than a year by three people who forced her to do housework, raided her bank account and menaced her with snakes and pit bulls.
    June 19, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Stephanie Coontz in NPR
    Now, women have a completely different point of view,Coontz says. "They say overwhelmingly - 87 percent - that it's more important to have a man who can communicate well, who can be intimate and who will share the housework than to have...
  • Martin John Amos in Quad City Times
    As I was doing some 'housework' over the weekend, I knew this was much more space than I needed,Amos wrote Friday in an e-mail message to the Quad-City Times. "I've asked that rather than try to purchase back this property, we look for...
  • Mizuho Fukushima in AFP
    Between work and the long commutes, people are exhausted when they get home,said Fukushima. "We need to regulate work hours to create a system in which men will be able to participate more in housework."

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