October 22nd, 2004

crossness!

it's so hard to get the staff these days....

The Guardian looks at who does most of the housework in married couples. Surprise! It's women.

Their point might be made a bit more strongly, however, if two of the couples (one of whom is childless) didn't have a fucking cleaner. How the hell can they claim that any relationship where hired staff do some of the most unpleasant work is in any way representative of people in general? I speak as someone whose parents employed a child-minder/cleaner until I was 12, something which I blame for some of my teenage inability to do any housework whatsoever besides dishes.

Stupid fucking Guardian. You know, as a leftie liberal middle-class graduate with a *snerk* fancy media job, I really should be their target audience. And yet, they continue to insult me. Guardian, you are becoming the Jane of the newspaper world. And trust me, that isn't a good thing.
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