Get Out Your Pitchforks: Over Half of Women Sleep in Dirty Sheets
11:00 am, January 2nd | by Colette McIntyre
Ladies, Ladies, Ladies, if we’ve told you once, we’ve told you a thousand times: we get that you are “busy” now with your secretarial pools and lunches and voting but that doesn’t mean that you can just let the house go. That’s your domain; your raison d’être! According to the Dunelm Mill House Proud Report, more than 50% of Brits are sleeping in dirty sheets, and women are the “guilty sex” when it comes to lax sheet rotation. Are you happy now, girls?! While you are out, wearing pants, trying to make a living, your men are sleeping in dirty sheets. When will the madness stop?
The report, conducted by YouGov, surveyed over 2,000 British adults about their housekeeping habits. It found that over half of women do not clean their sheets weekly and that 1% of the British women surveyed admitted to never changing them at all. On the other hand, 40% of men change the sheets weekly and an additional 8% manage to perform the task even more frequently. Men are changing their own sheets now? They have to pick up the slack since their working women are out making careers instead of making the bed? O, the humanity!
Carole Brown, the spokesperson for Dunelm Mill, said of the report, “Our research shows that there is room for improvement in British bed changing habits. We homeowners need to treat our households like the fortresses they are, and that means keeping them clean.” Yes, Carole, “we homeowners”, nudge nudge, wink wink. “Homeowners” need to remember that making a home is their duty and making a life outside of the home is a privilege. We’re surprised that these British women’s innate domesticity genes haven’t kicked in yet. Perhaps the “homeowners” aren’t aware of their natural yearning for fewer power suits and more feather dusters, what with the loud ticks of their biological clocks drowning out all other noises.
Moral of the story: women, you are doing it wrong
most all of the time.
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