A study in the United States of America ( U S A) revealed that today, married men do roughly four hours of housework per week, up from two hours in 1965 but roughly the same as in 1995.
Married women perform much less housework today than in 1965 (14.2 hours vs. 30.4), but the amount hasn’t changed much since the mid-90s (14.2 hours vs. 15.8).
Among youth, egalitarian attitudes about male authority at home and separate gender spheres increased from the 1960s through the mid-90s.
Since the mid-90s, women have obtained a larger share of college degrees than men and increasingly earn as much or more than their partners, especially in the middle, working, and lower classes.
Men have nearly tripled the amount of time they spend in direct care of children since 1965, with more than half of these gains occurring since the 90s and twice as many men today are stay-at-home dads than 20 years ago.
Many of them claim they are doing it to care for their family.
However, researches also reveal that as more women do less house work and earn more money and more men do more house work and earn less money, divorce increases exponentially.
It is being theorised that gender equality and gender evolution that largely favour women have a baggage of plenty divorce.
Meanwhile, it is worthy to note that many men before the 70s upward were very abusive and irresponsible. Women then started fighting for their rights aggressively and seemed to have taken it too far.
The antidote is a balanced and healthy relationship in marriages. Every extreme has a downside.
It was discovered that many men felt they have lost their ‘divine’ authorities by helping women in their ‘customary’ roles especially when the women attempt to enforce that they be helped in these roles.
Though some men help pleasurably, others just cannot. Many attempt to do it to ‘feel among’ but they do it with underlying frustrations.
Areas where women want help most are dishes, laundry and cooking. Some say it is romantic! Some even say it turns women on, whilst others argue women just want to control and rule
Male authority is truly divine but should be exercised with Tender, Love and Care (TLC), plus divine wisdom.