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Drivel. Just because a man isn’t doing laundry and dishes, or the floors, doesn’t mean he isn’t contributing. Wives don’t usually do the lawn, don’t do needed repairs, don’t fix toilets, change light fixtures, keep vehicles running, fix a kid’s bike, pick up takeout, etc.
Housework isn’t the only factor in a household.
Farming women walk more than men means they take more steps. Men are taller and take less steps for the same distance and one third less steps per kilometer.
Men lift, carry much heavier loads than women, and do the more dangerous jobs.
Work done needs to include weight carried, danger involved, hours worked.
Physically exhausting work lifting heavy loads needs recovery time, men body wear needs more recovery time.
Remote rural farming metrics are farming only and do not apply to safe air conditioned jobs.
I research this and the study is a single misapplied datapoint and cannot be generalized to all people.
The study does not specify what men and women were actually doing. One can take many steps while dancing, and one can stand in one place while chopping a cord of wood. Obviously, that is a facetious remark, but you get the point. The number of steps, in and of itself, is not indicative of ‘work’, arduous or not.
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