Experts Make Ridiculous Claim That Women Are Fatter Now Because They Do Less Housework
9:30 am, May 29th | by Laura Donovan
Research says our waistlines are larger now than they were in the ’50s — and our decreased participation in housework is the main culprit. You know what this means, right? Don’t join a gym or sign up for pilates, just mop your floor so you’ll save your man the grief and burn off some fat in the process. Double win!
Experts say that the average waist for women has gone up six inches over the past 60 years and that new inventions to make housework easier are at fault for this. Director general Dr. Ros Altmann told The Mirror of the findings, which are the results from a survey of more than 8,000 people:
“When you think of the time that women had to spend cleaning and cooking, life is so much easier now – although obviously that has contributed to the bigger waistlines.”
Though the research also points a finger at changed eating habits and a jump in calorie intake for the increase in waistlines, it seems to suggest that doing less rigorous housework is the ultimate cause. Nevermind that women only get half as much daily exercise as men and that processed foods are everywhere, let’s just put women back where they belong: In the kitchen so they can scrub the floor and whip up some sandwiches while they’re at it.