Dads Who Do Housework Are More Likely To Raise Ambitious Daughters
Nothing warms the heart of the feminist movement more than hearing about dads taking on household chores. It's good for moms, it's good for gender equality and it's good for having daughters who aspire to less-traditional female careers.
A study done by the University of British Columbia says that dads who do more work around the house, such as laundry or dishes, have a higher chance of raising daughters who want higher-paying jobs, like doctors, lawyers or CEOs.
In families in which chores are not as equally shared between mom and dad, daughters tend to select from a narrower range of careers.
It's important that dads actually "talk the talk," though, says Alyssa Croft, leader of the study and Ph.D candidate at the university.
When fathers merely discuss issues of gender equality instead of demonstrating the cause through actions, daughters envision themselves in traditional female roles, like teachers or a stay-at-home moms.
Croft also states:
This study is important because it suggests that achieving gender equality at home may be one way to inspire young women to set their sights on careers from which they have traditionally been excluded.
Start revving up your vacuum engines, dads.