The myth of equal partnership: Who does most of the parenting and household work?
According to Statistics Canada, fathers are more involved with their kids now than ever before. But, mothers still take on nearly two-thirds of childcare responsibilities at home plus most of the cooking, cleaning, laundry and other housework -- even though those same women go to work every day. Darcy Lockman says that at this rate, it will be another 75 years before men do half the caregiving and domestic work. She's a mother of two and has written a new book about how parenthood pushes even the most progressive relationships, to become traditional ones. It's called All The Rage: Mothers, Fathers, and The Myth of Equal Partnership. Host Garth Materie speaks to her about sharing household chores among parents and takes calls from listeners.