I don’t know where the Mint data went to, but I replaced the link in my story with this similar assessment from Salary.com that estimated the numbers to be even larger.

Focusing in on that as the only relevant data when it’s just one point in the unrefuted larger picture is petty, puerile and a lame attempt at obfuscation and misdirection.

Here’s another one from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

“NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows more Americans are working at home but there are differences between men and women when it comes to housework and childcare.

Where the biggest differences are found was among men and women when it comes to household activities and childcare. According to the survey, on an average day, 84% of women and 69% of men spent some time doing things like cooking, lawn care, housework, or managing the household.

On days where these household activities were performed, women spent an average of 2.6 hours on the household compared to 2.0 for men. Specifically, 20% of men did housework such as cleaning or laundry compared to 49% of women. 46% of men prepared food or cleaned up compared to 69% of women.

Women were also found to be doing more when it comes to caring for children in the home. On an average day where men and women have a child under the age of 6, women spent an average of 1.1 hours of physical care such as giving them a bath or feeding the child compared to 26 minutes for men.”

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