I like Mark. I agree with a LOT of his stances...but I think he missed some of the fine print here. Mostly because it seems his whole stance is based upon the frequency of sex versus doing chores and such.
Midway through the exchange, the newscaster reiterated that it's men helping WORKING women...meaning women who directly contributing financially to the household. That changes EVERYTHING.
The study shows that 'from the 1960's'...in the '60's, 99.9% of women were homemakers...housewives. There was no need for a man to help out around the house because the woman was ALWAYS AT HOME. This is where the problem with Mark's argument arises.
If this were the '60's, and a man was coming home from work to have to cook dinner, clean the house and things of that nature, just to ensure he gets his good night dick suck, I would resoundingly agree with Mark.
However, in 2013...in a lot of cases, women are the breadwinners of the household...which isn't bad if you have your mind right. If that's the case, then pimps have been doing it wrong for YEARS.
Pimps spoil and pamper their hoes (classic pimping anyway) as long as they are performing up to snuff and not being a bother. They take them out shopping, out to eat in fancy restaurants, and I'm other words, take care of the 'little shit' because the hoes are floating HIS boat.
Therefore, if a woman is financially contributing significantly to the household, I personally have no problem helping out more around the house. I wouldn't be doing it to keep my dick wet...that's never a concern with women I choose to deal with. I'd be doing it because I know that the money saved on a babysitter or the time and energy she saves by not having to do a little bit will maintain her work productivity.
Then, when it's time to get that new top o the line big screen, not only is she not arguing about it, but she's also pulling out HER checkbook to get it.
Bottom line: There is nothing wrong with helping your domestic partner out with raising YOUR kids and cleaning YOUR home...the problem lies with the reason why you are doing so.
EVERYTHING in life is conditional...EVERYTHING.