Friday, February 11, 2011
Heavy Kids: Media Blames Working Mothers or Lazy Dads? One Guess
Yep, you guessed it right, blame working mom's instead of lazy dads who perform on average 9 hours less housework per week than their spouse. Here's an article by Lindsey Bernstein discussing a study that found that the children of working women gain an average of two pounds a year more than children of stay-at-home mothers (a minority of mothers, btw). The fact remains, Americans rely more and more on processed food; processed food contributes to weight-gain; women are blamed for feeding their families crap even though both mothers and fathers have an equal responsibility to the health and well-being of their children. The facts also indicate that men enjoy more leisure time per week and they perform less housework per week than their partners. Therefore, all this blaming of women for fat kids is really misplaced. Men need to step up to the plate and start cooking healthier meals for their families, or performing other housework chores so that their wives can switch from that chore to cooking from scratch....that and of course we need to insist on healthier processed food, quit subsidizing corn/soy/meat industries oh, and overall our work-life balance relationships...but in the meanwhile, get cooking gents!