Monday, July 17, 2006

Women Just Stop Working So Darn Much

Is it that women who work long hours have worse health, or women that work long hours just have that much more to do when they get home because the spouse or partner they are living with doesn't pick up the slack. Not sure but maybe you can decide. I generally see that longer work days effect my female patients more because they still come home and the expectation is that they will be handling most of the children and household cooking chores. Women are just plain working too much.

Maybe we should start a study that looks at whether or not these same women's health would improve if they had a partner who picked up the slack or a live in housekeeper. Then we would really know why women seem to be effected more by long hours.


At 9:40 AM, Anonymous vj said...

Amen to this post!!! And on top of having to do most of the household chores, cooking, and taking care of the kids, there is also the guilt factor. So many women that work long hours feel secretly guilty for not being able to be there for their children like they feel they should. All this wears on the physical body and the emtional state of women. It's just too much!


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