Marriage is a beautiful thing. It brings people together under mutual admiration and love for each other. It provides both emotional and physical support during hard times. It also heaps work on you like a full-time job. And despite the weakening of traditional ideas of gender, women are still caught under the weight of this work. Studies show women take on a disproportionate amount of household tasks after marriage, while their husbands are doing less. It’s 2016. Everyone knows men and women are equally capable of running a washing machine. So why is this imbalance even a thing? Here’s what you need to know about the unequal distribution of labor in today’s (all too—) traditional marriages.
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