If 'Choreplay' Is Real, It Is Also Real Gross

Choreplay is the idea that you can get a man to do more around the house by gifting him a little 'tang for his trouble—and I don't mean the juice product beloved by astronauts. Let me be clear: no matter if this idea is effective, it's nonetheless pretty gross. » 3/10/15 2:15pm 3/10/15 2:15pm

Groom Academy Housebreaks Your Fiancé Before He Pisses on Your Gown

"Groom Academy" is a progressive new program designed to properly train your man in the art of good husbandry. It reinforces a slew of tired domestic stereotypes, sure, but you know: happy wife, happy life. Let's find out how to make those goddamned wives happy. » 3/02/15 1:45pm 3/02/15 1:45pm

Training a Man for Marriage Is Not His Wife's Job

Obama recently joked to a newly married woman that it takes 10 years to train a man properly for marriage, and patience is required. It was a real humdinger: a Sad Trombone Moment of Inadvertent Sexism that reinforces the idea that men don't grow up until women make them grow up. » 10/11/14 4:05pm 10/11/14 4:05pm

Men Do Less Housework Than Women Survey Says, Women Say 'I Told You So'

Damn those gender roles sure die hard, or that stereotype about men being dirty is real talk. Either way, a new Bureau of Labor Statistics survey released on Wednesday reveals that men are still lightweights at helping out at home. Man up dude, gawd. » 6/18/14 8:00pm 6/18/14 8:00pm

These Adorable Little Boys Will Solve The Cleaning Gender Gap

The other night I found myself perusing toddler cleaning sets on Amazon, as one does. There I was, looking through the toy Dysons and the tiny play ironing sets when I saw them, and caught a glimpse into our future. A future in which equality reigns and beruffled rubber gloves with faux jewels glued to them in an… » 12/20/13 6:15pm 12/20/13 6:15pm

'Rent-a-Wife' Service Lets You Rent a Woman to Do Your Chores

"What is a 'rent-a-wife?'" you may wonder upon reading about the service. "Is it a prostitute who kisses on the mouth and attends family functions?" No, dear reader, it is not. Rent-a-Wife is an L.A.-based business that lets you rent a "wife" to take care of various chores for you. It's a good idea — but,… » 8/30/13 6:30pm 8/30/13 6:30pm

Men With Mostly Female Coworkers Way More Likely to Do the Damn Dishes

While most half hour comedy tropes can be dismissed as tired rehashings of antique male/female stereotypes, one recurring sitcom and beer commercial theme bears out statistically: men still don't do their share of housework. AM I RITE LADIES? (uproarious laugh track) » 8/13/13 1:40pm 8/13/13 1:40pm

Swiffer Kills Offensive Rosie the Riveter-Inspired Floor-Cleaning Ad

Obviously this woman is not exactly Rosie the Riveter. But it's clear the model is inspired by the World War II icon — the polka-dot headband, the blue workshirt, the tough expression. But instead of putting a mothertrucking bomber together, this lady is about to do the floors. Earlier this week, Alexandra Petri… » 6/06/13 3:00pm 6/06/13 3:00pm

Women Spend Less Than Half as Much Time Cleaning Now as They Did 50…

Have you thanked your vacuum cleaner yet today? (Don't. It's an inanimate object and its lack of response will leave you feeling nothing but rejected. P.S. I think my dishwasher is mad at me.) Perhaps you should (but, really, don't) because it's largely in part to the vacuum cleaner and other household appliances that… » 12/05/12 12:00pm 12/05/12 12:00pm

Men Doing Housework Causes Divorce, Says Department of Lazy Husbands

A groundbreakingly retro new study making the rounds today purports to prove that households where the man does half of the housework experience a higher divorce rate than couples where the woman does the housework and the man spends the day doing other stuff, like reading the newspaper in an easy chair while smoking… » 9/28/12 6:40pm 9/28/12 6:40pm

'Having It All' Means Having All the Shitty Stuff Too

I know we've all already weighed in ad nauseum on "having it all" (which, in my original weigh-in, I posited is total bullshit), but let's just talk about it one more time, shall we? Because this part is important: the discussion is super-gendered, and we're never going to get past it without involving the manfolk. » 6/27/12 2:00pm 6/27/12 2:00pm

You'd Be a Lot Happier If You Weren't Such an Anal Control Freak

Would you describe yourself as a control freak? Does the idea of letting a cleaning woman into your house give you a minor panic attack? Does the thought of letting your husband organize your closet make you want to cry? Well, then you might sit on the freaky side of the control spectrum. Chances are, you are kind of… » 3/16/12 2:00pm 3/16/12 2:00pm

Men Learn To Prepare Food, Still Won't Do Laundry

Here's something to get excited about: Working men are doing far more chores around the house. Well actually, there's still a huge gap between the amount of time working women spend on housework compared to their male partners. We're supposed to be impressed by their effort, but when dudes start from Don Draper… » 7/31/11 11:18pm 7/31/11 11:18pm

What The Division Of Housework Does To Your Stress Levels

According to researchers who observed 30 dual-earner couples in Los Angeles with at least one child aged 8-10, women are screwed. » 5/20/11 1:20pm 5/20/11 1:20pm

How To Manufacture The "Career Women Love Housework" Story

Breaking news from this morning's online news churn: "Career women" love housework, and will resist all attempts to share it. Sorry, women's libbers! That none of this holds up to any rigorous scrutiny will shock you. » 4/18/11 11:03am 4/18/11 11:03am

Wisconsin Christmas Present Contains Methy Surprise

A midwestern mother received a vacuum cleaner for Christmas, along with a surprise gift of $280K worth of drugs someone had stashed inside. First Clay Matthews's confusing roided-up-Fabio-joins-a-crappy-metal-band hairdo, and now this? Strange things are afoot in Green Bay. » 1/16/11 10:55am 1/16/11 10:55am

Cooking & Cleaning Makes Dads Healthier & Happier

After talking to 1,100 working dads, researchers at Lancaster University learned that men feel less stressed-out when they equally share housework and childcare duties. Which means they're happiest when they do all the housework, right? Say yes. [Image stacymbass/Flickr.] » 11/06/10 3:40pm 11/06/10 3:40pm

Busy Bachelor Seeks Part-Time Wife

Sometimes a crap Craigslist ad drips with douchery aforethought — and sometimes the dude responsible just seems authentically, painfully clueless. The following missive from a currently wife-less "professional" falls into the latter camp. » 9/07/10 2:48pm 9/07/10 2:48pm

Shut Up Feminists: Men Do Housework, Too!

The Recession Is Making Men Into Desperate Housewives

According to the Observer, unemployed men have been reduced to poaching eggs, weighing edamame and — shocker — playing with children. But silly as their concerns may seem, they may be part of a larger recessionary turn toward housewifery. » 8/04/10 3:42pm 8/04/10 3:42pm