One GOP Rep has gone viral for his tirade against gender inequality...
As you will all be aware...
via: GettyMore often than not, chores are sadly left to the woman of the household.
Now, there's no denying that society's expectations of women have indeed been changing.
via: GettyOver the last half-century, across the developed world, more and more women have gone to work, the gender pay gap has been steadily narrowing, and fathers have spent more time with their children.
However, gender equality for women still lags in one other realm:
via: GettyTheir own homes.
Sadly, women are often haunted by the 1950s housewife stereotype...
via: GettyAnd are therefore given the bulk of household responsibilities.
It is a real issue in today's society.
via: GettyStudies have found that married American mothers spend almost twice as much time on housework and child care than married fathers do.
And, overall in the U.S., women clean more than men do.
via: GettyAmerican men did an average of fifteen minutes of housework each day, while women did forty-five, the American Time Use Study found.
The study also found that most men - seventy-seven percent - did no housework on any given day at all...
via: GettyWhile most women - fifty-five percent - did at least some.
And although things are getting better ...
There's still a long way to go.
One state representative has offered his view this week.
And the internet is not happy about it.
Idaho State Rep. Charlie Shepherd shared his retro views.
But people were quick to clap back.
He made the comment before he voted against a bill that would have improved access to early childhood education in Idaho this week.
"I don't think anybody does a better job than mothers in the home, and any bill that makes it easier or more convenient for mothers to come out of the home and let somebody else raise their child, I just don't think that's a good direction for us to be going."
He later apologized and claimed he'd been trying to "compliment" mothers.
"My point was, I was trying to get mothers as much credit as I possibly could, and I completely and totally blew it."
A protest of roughly 100 moms took to the steps of the statehouse in protest.
They even reportedly chanted "Who let the moms out?"