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Arwa Mahdawi unpacks gender stereotypes, sexuality and the chore gap. W hat do gay women do in the bedroom? It is a conundrum, I have found, that seems to weigh heavily on many an inquiring heterosexual mind.
Who makes the bed, for example? Who folds the laundry? Who pulls out the drill to hang a picture? Probably, you know, because the idea of there being no male presence at all in a relationship is utterly unfathomable.
However, this study made me rethink my views. But how does one even figure out who the more feminine or masculine person in a relationship is?
Physical appearance is obviously a major factor in how people initially pigeonhole you. Rather it asked people to look at vignettes describing fictional couples. The study introduced stereotypically gendered traits via interests for example, a preference for action movies versus romcoms and then asked participants to as household chores to each couple.
It should be noted that the survey responses came from a nationally representative. For example, one of the vignettes concerned a couple called Amy and Jennifer. Instead, Jennifer would rather go shopping or watch a romantic comedy. So was I an Amy or a Jennifer? After considered analysis I decided my enthusiasm for the Fast and the Furious franchise made me more of an Amy. But what about my girlfriend? Could she be an Amy too? How would sociology deal with that? This is typical of the way in which women can never give you a straight answer and a very Jennifer thing to say. Ergo, according to the court of heterosexual opinion, she should be doing more grocery shopping.
Research suggests that same-sex couples have more equal relationships than their heterosexual counterparts and share more childcare responsibilities. Nevertheless one person still tends to end up doing more of the chores. Sometimes your gender role can also change based on the task at hand. My friend V notes that she often jokingly plays up being the femme one in her relationship in order to avoid taking the garbage out.
Ultimately I think Judith Butler had the last sensible word on all of this.
There is still a huge chore gap in heterosexual America; one that has barely closed in the last 10 years. Arwa Mahdawi. Tue 23 Aug Topics Relationships Sexuality Women Homes features.
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