It's 2008 and Argentina has a female president, but married women here continue to dominate household chores as if it were the 1950s and Leave It To Beaver were the most popular show on television. According to a Gallup Poll published Thursday in La Nación, Argentine women are many time
s more likely than are their husbands to make the bed, wash the dishes, scrub the toilet and cook dinner. In many ways, Argentine men, according to the survey, are virtually useless on the home front.
Around 90% of women surveyed said they make the bed at home. Just 15% of men do this. Almost 73% of women clean the bathrooms while only 6% of men say they scrub the tub. And when it comes to doing dishes, just 15% of men lend a hand while 87% of women say they do. The smallest behavioral gap is related to family shopping habits. Some 76% of women said they usually buy the groceries and other goods while 38% of men said they do this.
Oddly, perhaps, women said they were least involved in taking care of the kids. About 58% said they watch over the kids while 19% of men said they take care of the children.