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Housework Hero

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average women spend 47 more minutes on housework than men do every day, which accumulates to about five and a half hours a week.

The gender gap in housework exists in nearly every configuration of heterosexual households:

Women do more housework when both partners work. Women do more housework when the woman makes more money than their spouse. Women do more housework in households where both spouses are not employed and where both are retired.

This is a terrible situation for women, but for someone like me, who almost certainly does more than 50% of the household chores in our home, I love it.

I like a low bar.

I enjoy looking good through minimal effort.

I love it when my competition isn’t very competitive.

When people suck and you don’t, looking good becomes pretty pedestrian.