Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Romance of Housework

The other day on 60 Minutes, Sheryl Sandberg made an off-handed comment about how young women (I'm not sure what Sandberg defines as "young" for women), unlike their older counterparts, are unlikely to find it romantic when the person with whom they are in a relationship does housework. I found this assertion to be absurd. Personally, I've always found it to be romantic. I don't presume to speak for all women, but I don't recall ever speaking to or even hearing about a woman who doesn't feel the same way. Has Sandberg been talking to an entire demographic of women whom I have never encountered, or is she simply speculating?