Dads who do chores raise daughters who aspire to high-paying careers, according to a new gender roles study. (Read the full article here.)
This is why I encourage more participation of the husband in the household chores, even when he’s the “breadwinner”. Even when I could have done them during the day. I want my daughter to grow up with the same expectation from her partner. I want my son to grow up learning these things himself.
Right now, women can do many things but they are also expected to do most things at home (second shift) leaving them exhausted. I know moms at work who have considered leaving their careers (or changing to a less challenging, less rewarding job) because of exhaustion, because of the fact that they simply can’t do it all and have it all. And if we don’t engage the fathers and the husbands in the house work, we are perpetuating a cycle for our daughters that do not empower them to pursue demanding careers, or a career at all.