This report of a study indicates that while men are helping out more in U.S. homes, women still get stuck with the types of multitasking that are most stressful and least fulfilling. One of the intriguing facts was that “working mothers are doing two activities at once more than two-fifths of the time they are awake, while working fathers are multitasking more than a third of their waking hours.” That’s a lot of multitasking!
Jeana Jorgensen, PhD recently completed her doctoral degree in folklore and gender studies at Indiana University. She studies fairy tales and other narratives, dance, body art, feminist theory, digital humanities, and gender identity.
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