I guess there’s a lot more to it than people think.
Philip Greenspun’s Weblog: Maybe women wouldn’t want to get married if they knew how time-consuming it was. A 40ish friend he told me about life with his twentysomething girlfriend:
- “I plan the dinner, shop for all the ingredients, choose and buy the wine, cook and clean up.”
- “We were staying at a friend’s house. When it came time to leave she was relaxing while I cleaned up and put the sheets and towels in the washing machine.”
- “We earn about the same amount of money and yet I pay for everything.”
- “She seems to think equality means doing less than half the work so she won’t ever have to feel mid-twentieth century housewifelike.”