Dad’s “find” more leisure time, eh? Like, it was hidden under the rug and the mom’s didn’t look hard for it?
"Fathers take full advantage of the weekends."
“With moms scaling back their time for child care..”
Ugh. I want people to pay attention to how these discussions are framed. Men don’t magically “find” more time for leisure; this implies that if women take less time for leisure, they are doing something wrong. It also ignores the fact that part of the reason dads can have more leisure time is that the mom’s are watching the children. Does no one realize if the dad’s watched the kids more, the moms would have more leisure time?
No because it’s too busy implying that if mothers do just that, they are somehow neglecting their children. How does one “scale back their time” for parenting anyway? When fathers go play golf for 8 hours on a Saturday, is that “scaling back” too? Oh wait, it’s called “taking advantage of the weekends”! ::eye-roll::
This whole article is massively irritating.
Once again proving that if you’re asking questions a certain way, and only that way, you’re gonna get the answers you expect.
Of course dads find more time for leisure, they have moms to take care of the kids….
see also: dads babysit, mothers raise.