Study Claims That Women Yell At Men Over Housework In Order To "Feel More Feminine"

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According to a study conducted at the University of Missouri, female breadwinners often go a bit overboard when it comes to nagging males about housework in order to stay connected with traditional female roles in the household.

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According to Dr. Rebecca Meisenbach, who interviewed over 15,000 "breadwinning" women for the study, "Working women who provide the majority of the household's income continue to articulate themselves as the ones who 'see' household messes and needs as a way to retain claim to an element of traditional female identity." [DailyMail]

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Ahhh, femininity—the reason I don't like Thanksgiving. Because under the yummy meal and gathering of friends and family, it's just...a gigantic day of chores. In my family, it's the day that traditional gender roles come screaming to the forefront—the men retire to watch football and the women wash endless piles of dishes and prepare the next courses. Years of pointing this out to my parents have had no effect. And nothing dampens holiday spirit like being up to your elbows in stuck-on turkey grease.