On the heels of yesterday’s post about the burden of household work, I came across this New York Times article, “Americans Value Equality at Work More than Equality at Home.” It’s parsing apart this study from the Pew Research Center on “Americans see different expectations for men and women.”
So on the good news (and common-sense): the vast majority of folks say that men and women should be equal in both “the public sphere of work and the private sphere of home.” But…
“Most say that while women should have the same opportunities as men to work…they should do more homemaking and child-rearing.”Claire Cain Miller, “Americans Value Equality at Work More than Equality at Home,” New York Times, 3 December 2018
When you read the Pew analysis of the study, “men face a lot of pressure to support their family and to be successful at work.” Hmmm. Let’s see. You know who *also* faces increased pressure to support their family? Who else might need and or want to be successful in their careers?