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Streaks on the china… never mattered before…

February 28, 2007

“Okay… let’s run the numbers again,” says Tina the Lesbian.

“Sure,” I say.

“Employed single women living alone do 10 hours of housework a week, right?” says Tina the Lesbian.

“According to the new British study, yeah,” I say.

“And employed women cohabitating with a guy do 15 hours of housework a week?” says Tina the Lesbian.

“Yup.”

“And single employed men living alone do 7 hours of housework a week,” says Tina the Lesbian. “While men living with a woman only do 5 hours.”

“You got it,” I say.

“So to make up for the two hours of housework that men don’t do, women do five more hours of housework than they would if they lived alone?” Tina the Lesbian says.

“That’s three more hours of housework being done than if they lived in separate domiciles,” I say.

“So this means men still think of women has housekeepers instead of actual people?” says Tina the Lesbian.

“Or it means working women are obsessive compulsive about housework and it makes men not want to do any of it,” I say. “That’s why you end up doing five hours of work to make up for the two we’re not doing.”

“And that’s why men are in charge!” says Lance Patriarchy, jumping into view. “We’re not working harder, we’re working smarter!”

“Hey, who is that guy?” says Tina the Lesbian.

“Hey, how can you see me?” says Lance Patriarchy. “I’m the embodiment of the patriarchy. Women shouldn’t be able to see me, they can only feel my oppressive presence in their daily lives.”

“She’s a lesbian,” I say.

“Oh, right…” says Lance Patriarchy. “They can see me.”

“So what’s the deal with the housework, Patriarchy?” asks Tina the Lesbian.

“Hey, I said you can see me, but you don’t get to talk to me,” says Lance Patriarchy. “Now who wants to go to the nudie bar?”

“I do!” I say.

And that’s why men do less housework… because we’re not home to do it.

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