The idiot's guide to 'Gender Bias'

'Ah yes, now it's perfectly clear. We're supposed to deduce from this implied gender bias that men would stay home more often with their newborns if only society got it that men have babies, too.

Except they don't. Women do. It should go without saying that a mother, having just given birth -- which is somewhat more taxing than counting contractions with a stopwatch -- might be more likely to stay home with the little critter for a few weeks, though preferably much longer.

The same scientist blames social pressures for the perception among many men and women that the sexes simply have different housekeeping and parenting standards, as couples often concede after living together for about 10 minutes.

To what end these labored studies?'

- Kathleen Parker; 'Domestic Dust-Ups'.


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